In Asia, the Confucian Tales of Filial Piety made clear the importance and virtue of putting one's parents before one's self or children.

Old woman, no teeth

In the Tang Dynasty, an official named Cui Nanshan, had in his family the Grand Dame Zhang Sun, Mr. Cui's great-grandmother.

There is an old Chinese stand-up comedy (xiangsheng) routine -- now banned for being too risque for public performance -- that kind of relates to the topic of filial piety : An old man takes sick w