When Meitang, his beloved wife of 60 years died, Rao Pingru was overcome by grief. To memorialize the love of his life, he began illustrating scenes of their life together and apart. Rao Pingru drew from memory and included scenes of his childhood, stories Meitang told him, their wedding day. He also made illustrations of difficult days, such as the twenty-two years they spent apart. He visited home once per year to celebrate the Chinese New Year, and his love for Meitang never diminished. Told in colorful painted illustrations, Rao and Meitang’s love story has been a hugely popular book in China since its release in 2013. Like millions of other ordinary Chinese, Meitang and Rao survived war, famine, incarceration, separation, and illness. And, like so many couples, they disagreed, quarreled and made up, raised children, and grew old together. The captioned episodes portray the everyday events from the couple’s experience against the backdrop of sweeping historical changes that shaped 20th century China. In this way, OUR STORY is the story of us all.