These Two Men Have A Connection Like No Other. Together, They've Planted Over 10,000 Trees

April 6, 2015

"I am his hands. He is my eyes."

blind man and amputee friends
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This is the relationship between Jia Haixa and his friend Jia Wenqi.

Haixa is completely blind in both eyes and Wenqi is a double amputee. The pair work together to plant trees in Yeli village, just outside of Shijiazhuang city in northern China.

blind man and amputee friends
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They hope to transform the area by planting 1,000 trees every year.

blind man and amputee friends
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So far they've planted 10,000 trees.

blind man and amputee friends
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blind man and amputee friends
IMAGE: IMAGINECHINA/CORBIS

blind man and amputee friends
IMAGE: IMAGINECHINA/CORBIS

blind man and amputee friends
IMAGE: IMAGINECHINA/CORBIS

blind man and amputee friends
IMAGE: IMAGINECHINA/CORBIS

blind man and amputee friends
IMAGE: IMAGINECHINA/CORBIS

blind man and amputee friends
IMAGE: IMAGINECHINA/CORBIS

"What're we going to do today, eyes?" "The same thing we do every day, arms; save the world."

Credit: Mashable.

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