A blind man and his armless companion plant over 10,000 trees in China
Categories: Life Stories
Money is tight, but the pair are determined to reforest their land. Unable to buy new saplings, they use cuttings from older trees to sprout new life.
When it comes time to scale trees to collect cuttings, Wenqi carefully directs Haixia, acting as his eyes.
The work requires much patience and the fruits of their labors are not always apparent. But seeing young saplings grow inch by inch is enough to bring Haixia and Wenqi peace of mind.
“We stand on our own feet,” Wenqi tells Oddity Central. “The fruits of our labor taste sweeter. Even though we are gnawing on steam buns, we find peace in our hearts.”
A number of generous people have volunteered to help Haixia and Wenqi after hearing their story; one kind benefactor has offered to pay for a surgery that could help restore Haixia’s sight, and another has donated money towards their pensions to ensure they always have a good roof over their heads and enough food to eat.
Isn’t it amazing to see one kind action turn into countless others? Take a hint from these two today and help keep the compassion going!
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