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He moves China

Bai Fangli, a common old man with uncommon stories, used to be candidate of CCTV “moving China” in 2004 and 2005...And his deed is moving all toilers in China.

On a morning of 2005 September, Bai Fangli left the world at age of 93. Numberless people memorized him, telling his stories: pedicab grandpa.

It is not a myth: the grandpa Bai Fangli, since he was 74 years old, rode a pedicab to earn 350,000 yuan to supply more than 300 poor students in Tianjin’s colleges, middle schools and primary schools.

But everyone familiar with him knows that he was as poor as a beggar, his personal property was nearly zero.

From 1993 to 1998, grandpa subsidized more than 200 Tibetan students in Hongguang middle school, giving tem money every month until they graduated.

The students will always remember, once grandpa donated in Nankai University and the University wanted to send car for him. He refused, saying to save the gas fee to buy books for poor children. Most students and teachers wept when they heard that pedicab grandpa rode himself to University.

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A poor student from XinJiang was subsidized by Bai Fangli. He was such an excellent student that he had got an offer from a big company in Tianjin. But he refused. He said, “I have got too much support of spirit and power from grandpa Bai. Today I promise to grandpa and college that I will return to my home town after graduation to contribute to my local town with grandpa’s spirit.” Then he bowed to Bai Fangli.

“I am poor in hardship. Every cent is difficult for me to earn. But I am gratified to see what I did arouse students’ ideal to contribute to the country.”

These years more than 30 colleges, schools and educational funds got Bai Fangli’s donation. But most students subsidized by him even don’t know his name. His happiness is from his golden heart.

In 1994, Bai Fangli was 81. When he gave the 3000 yuan he earned by working for a whole winter to 300 poor students in one school, he thought, just by riding a pedicab I cannot subsidized so many students. He decided to do some business.

Before long, Bai Fangli sold his own old room to open a kiosk beside Tianjin rail station, named “education-supporting company”. He told his staffs, our profit belongs to education. Then he continued his pedicab work.

For convenient to riding by the station, Bai Fangli set up a little shack beside the kiosk. A piece of wood and several bricks was his bed. In Summer, temperature inside the shack can reach 40℃ (104°F); in winter, a cup of water can become ice in the shack.

Bai Fangli lived here for 5 years, holding fast his ideal like a warrior.

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However, at last Bai Fangli witnessed the day when he felt helpless. In 1999, the kiosk was demolished because the rail station’s recondition. He sobbed by seeing the kiosk torn down. He had been too old to ride pedicab. How could he earn money for students without the kiosk?

During that winter, Bai Fangli stayed in a bicycle shed, saving money by guarding bikes. When he saved 500 yuan after 3 month, he took the money and rode to Tianjin Yaohua middle school on the snowy day. When he got there, his hair, clothes had been all covered by snow.

He gave the money in a rice box to teachers, “I am too old to ride any longer. This is my last donation…” All teachers wept.

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However, at last Bai Fangli witnessed the day when he felt helpless. In 1999, the kiosk was demolished because the rail station’s recondition. He sobbed by seeing the kiosk torn down. He had been too old to ride pedicab. How could he earn money for students without the kiosk?

During that winter, Bai Fangli stayed in a bicycle shed, saving money by guarding bikes. When he saved 500 yuan after 3 month, he took the money and rode to Tianjin Yaohua middle school on the snowy day. When he got there, his hair, clothes had been all covered by snow.

He gave the money in a rice box to teachers, “I am too old to ride any longer. This is my last donation…” All teachers wept.

Grandpa Bai left forever, leaving all his love to poor children who can’t afford school.

Outside the hospital, the people followed hearse with tear.

The hearse chose the way by Grandpa Bai’s home. Let the old man have a last look at home. He always lived outside, scarce time at home.

The hearse chose that way Grandpa Bai used to ride on. Let the old man have a last look at the streets where he worked.

Who don’t want to do something for Grandpa Bai? Taxies and 5-line buses followed the hearse. “Every staff in 5-line buses knows Grandpa Bai,” the driver said. 60-year-old Cao Jiahe held a 10-metre newspaper cutting in the funeral parlor. A lady holding grandpa Bai’s photo cannot control her tear. She won’t ever forget his trembling shoulder in wind…

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Bai Fangli and his tibetan children.
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