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Man dresses as dead sister for 20 years to help grieving mother

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It has been reported that a man in his 50s has been dressing as his dead sister for 20 years to help his mentally ill mother cope with her grief.

BBC are reporting on a video that is being widely shared on Chinese social media about a man from Guilin in the Guangxi region, which is in the south of the country near the Vietnamese border.

According to the report that man began dressing as his dead sister after he noticed his mother's mental health began to deteriorate after the bereavement.

In the video he says that she immediately improved once he started to dress as his sibling, believing her daughter was still alive.

"I've basically been living as a woman ever since," he is reported as stating in the video. "I don't own any men's clothing."

In the video the woman is reported to say:  "She is my daughter. When my other daughter died she became my daughter."