Go Mo (or Wu Meng in the Chinese tale) was known for his filial piety from an early age. His poor family could not afford mosquito nets, but the boy wanted to protect his parents from the bugs. On summer nights, the boy sat by his sleeping parents, his skin fully exposed. He hoped that the mosquitoes would drink their fill from his blood and not bother his parents. When word of his sacrifice reached the ears of the emperor, Go Mo received mosquito nets and a stipend for his family.