Since childhood Lavrentiy Kuchukhidze has a serious form of brain fever. Because of her constant illness he did not manage to receive secondary education. He never played with children in the yard, but watched everything from his window. He has always needed assistance from other people; it was hard for him to eat, put on any clothes, wash himself… Till her great age she had been taking care of her ill son, and when he passed away Lavrentiy had two blood strokes which paralyzed him and made him bedridden. Then he was diagnosed with diabetes and completely lost his eyesight.
In order to support the lonely blind and disabled old man, his sister Juli moved to him. So now the 80-year old feeble old lady with a number of incurable diseases which herself can hardly move about the room is bedsitting her 74-year old brother!
Their living conditions are horrible: the room is damp and cold. Their tiny pension does not suffice for heating; it is hardly enough for food and vitally necessary medicines. That is why only one lamp is on in their dwelling, and it is very dim. Lavrentiy says that this lamp gives him warmth. This half-starving blind old man is lying in the cold and uncomfortable premises under a pile of shabby blankets!
If you are a truly kind person having the special gift of feeling other people's sorrow you would surely imagine the horror and despair of the situation of Mr. Lavrentiy and his selfless sister!