96 YEAR OLD MAN SAVES HIS TINY VILLAGE WITH COLOUR
,. In it’s hayday, the Nantun Districtvillage was made up of about 1,200 homes, most of the residences former soldiers, who were given temporary housing by the government.
As time went on many of the soldiers moved away and various developers eagerly started buying up the land. Eventually the small village was home to only eleven houses. Living in one of them was Huang Yung-Fu, a 96-year-old former soldier had lived in the same small village for over 37 years
Although he loved his tiny village, their was little to do, and so he Huang Yung-Fu decided to teach himself to paint. The first thing he painted was a bird on his walls. He found joy in painting as did others who saw his new work. His village became a blank canvas, he painted the walls with colorful figures and creatures.
Huang’s unique create work quickly received a lot of attention, putting his tiny village on the map and becoming one of the most visited touristic attractions in Taichung. The booming tourism made the government halt their plans to demolish the remaining houses in the village.
Huang, affectionatly named the ‘Rainbow Grandpa’, continues to paing and says though it is hardwork he will continue to paint until even when he is 100. He wakes up as early as 3 am to start painting. Watch a short video by BBC on this incredible human by BBC below. SOURCES: BORED PANDA, BBC