This 93 Year Old Saved His Town By Getting Creative With His Paintbrush

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When a 93 year old former soldier in Taiwan heard that his town was due to be demolished, he grabbed his paintbrush and started to decorate the place.

Huang Yung-fu started painting murals over all the buildings, including birds, animals, and celebrity singers and sports stars.

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Local university students saw the paintings, and launched a campaign to save the village, and city officials decided it should be preserved.

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The area has now become a major tourist attraction, known as ‘Rainbow Village’, and has more than a million visitors annually. Huang Yung-fu earned the nickname ‘Rainbow Grandpa’.

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TAIWAN-ART-VILLAGEAFP PHOTO / Sam Yeh