Two handicapped men, one blind and the other without arms, have together planted thousands of trees in a village in China’s Hebei Province.
For the past 14 years, Jia Wenqi and Jia Haixia have become legends in their village, due to the way the men work together to plant trees. Although Haixia cannot see and Wenqi doesn’t have arms, the two have managed to provide what the other lacks.
When they work, Wenqi is Haixia's eyes and Haixia is Wenqi's arms. Like most of physically challenged people, they are neither rich. But they have made a consensus that they won't cut or sell any tree to deal for money. They just want to leave a forest to the next generation to protect the environment of their hometown.
When the two started to plant trees to sustain their life 14 years ago, things weren’t so smooth for them. Since neither of them was familiar with the conditions of the land, only 2 of the 800 trees they planted in their first year survived.
After repeated trials, they finally found the right method and have successfully planted nearly ten thousand trees.