From the first to the seventh day of the first lunar month of the Year of the Ox 2021, our viewers can learn about the Chinese Spring Festival through seven different short videos of touching stories. Produced by the Information Office of Beijing Municipal Government, the seven-episode “I am in Beijing for Spring Festival” video series will show you how people from different countries and different backgrounds spend their Spring Festival in Beijing. This is the sixth episode, “Charity Volunteer: Beijing feels like home to me.”
Josh Dominick, from upstate New York, works as a volunteer in a non-profit group to help the disabled. He is committed to helping paraplegics and organizing activities like rock climbing, swimming, surfing and handcycle competitions for the group. He has been living in Beijing for 20 years. The new friendships here and the efforts made by everyone towards a common goal in the face of the pandemic deeply moved him. He planned to spend this year's Spring Festival holiday with several Chinese friends from different provinces eating dumplings and watching the Spring Festival Gala. His favorite dumpling flavor is leek. Although the dumplings he makes often fall apart, he still enjoys the process. "Making dumplings is like everything else. Practice always makes perfect. I hope that the dumplings I make this year will not fall apart," he said.