An elderly woman makes a shocking decision and changes her will's benefactors after being discarded by her children.
Only during tough times can a loved one's character be truly measured. It is easy to show up when people are in their prime, knowing there is no need to invest anything. However, when people know they are needed, many take a step back are afraid of the commitments and act selfishly. Contrary to humans, animals respond to affection. They give their all when presented with genuine care. Miss Liu found this out in real time when she was cast aside by everyone except her pets. No matter how bad things get, they never left her side and now she plans to return the favor. She is going to make them her true heirs in her will and ensure that even after her demise, they are looked after, per The South China Morning Post.
Miss Liu has a fortune worth 20 million yuan (about $2.7 million), which she plans to leave for her cats and dogs in her will rather than her children. It was not always the plan, as three years ago, the woman left her money and property in the name of her children. But in these three years, her children made little effort to maintain a relationship with her, even when she was ill. The only company she had during that time was her pets. It grew her love for the animals tenfold and to show her gratitude, she decided to change the will. The story first appeared in Zonglan News.
The woman's initial plan was to transfer all the money in her pets' name directly, but that was not plausible in Chinese jurisdiction. Chen Kai, an official from the country's Will Registration Centre headquarters in Beijing, stated that cats and dogs cannot inherit money from humans as per Chinese laws. "However, there are alternatives to solve this issue," Kai said. Miss Liu decided to appoint an administrator for her fortune. After she passes away, the administrator will ensure that the pets and their offspring are looked after properly using the funds provided by the fortune. She has chosen a local veterinary clinic to carry out this duty.
Kai further added, "Liu's current will is one way and we would have advised her to appoint a person she trusts to supervise the vet clinic to ensure the pets are properly cared for." The headquarters also made Miss Liu aware of the risks she was undertaking by going through such a call. They also informed her that if she changed her mind and her relationship with her children improved, she could always alter her will.
Such incidents of people redirecting their fortunes in their old age from children to others are increasingly becoming common. Reddit user u/throwaway_inherit8 shared how her dying mother-in-law decided to leave her fortune to her grandson than her own son, after learning that he cheated. Amelie was 2 months into her second pregnancy when she unveiled the affair. The stress caused her to miscarry. She wrote, "My mother-in-law has been very ill for a while and so she's updated her will. My ex was an only child. He was supposed to get everything. Now, my son will inherit her property. I will receive a large portion of her money and all of her belongings. Until my son turns 18, it will be in my trust. If I pass before that, my parents will take care of it. They do not know this." It will surely be the shock of the century for the cheating husband.