Mind Boggling Stories : Rickshaw Puller by RASHMI RAM

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Mind Boggling Stories : Rickshaw Puller by RASHMI RAM

Peddling a rickshaw to finance poor students: Mr. Bai Fang Li touched the people of China

In  1987, a 74-year old rickshaw puller by the name of Bai Fangli came back  to his hometown planning to retire from his backbreaking job. There, he  saw children working in the fields, because they were too poor to  afford school fees.

Bai returned to Tianjin and went back to  work as a rickshaw puller, taking a modest accommodation next to the  railway station. He waited for clients 24 hours a day, ate simple food and wore discarded second-hand clothes he  found. He gave all of his hard-earned earnings to support children who  could not afford education.

In 2001, he drove his rickshaw to  Tianjin YaoHua Middle School, to deliver his last installment of money.  Nearly 90 years old, he told the students that he couldn’t work any  more. All of the students and teachers were moved to tears.

 In  total, Bai had donated a total of 350,000 yuan to help more than 300  poor students continue with their studies. In 2005, Bai passed away  leaving behind an inspiring legacy.

If a rickshaw-puller who  wore used clothes and had no education can support 300 children to go to  school, imagine what you and I can do with the resources we have to  bring about positive change in our world!

Source : Quora

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