“My house parents and I watch the TV together and I said, 'Wow, I know that friend. That's my friend!' and my house mom said, 'Maybe I can help you achieve a dream – you can see him again here in Canada,'” said Wu.
Her house parents, Greg and Brenda Shiers, of Three Mile Plains, reached out to the premier's office to see if they could set up a time to meet him. That's when they learned the premier would be in Windsor March 16 announcing the upcoming renovations at the Hants Community Hospital.
“I didn't say nothing. I just stood here and he looked at me and oh my god, he knows me!” Wu said through giggles.
Brenda Shiers, accompanied by her husband and Spanish exchange student Maria Bravo Panos, took one look at Wu, who was still smiling after the encounter, and said seeing how excited she was to meet the premier was well worth it.
Wu is in Nova Scotia as part of a five month educational exchange program. She will return to China at the end of June.