An SCMP reporter went to visit the famous “Ice Boy” in a mountain village in Yunnan province China. They talked to the child and his father to try and understand the tough situation they are facing.

The child’s father only is able to visit his family 1-2 times a year. His mother and brother help care for his children while he is away.

Last year a picture of his son with frozen hair went viral. Learn more of their story below: