An old song playing in the radio instantly brings back pleasant memories of the past. Similarly, pictures help us to evoke memories and emotions within us that might have faded away with time. As someone has rightly said “Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory” .Pictures help us to cherish moments with our loved ones who may no longer be with us or bring back fond memories of our younger days.
Once these photographs become old they get damaged or tear off leaving us saddened. But with the advance of technology these damaged photographs can be repaired or fixed and can made as new as it was at the time it was taken. But getting these photos repaired can turn out to be too heavy for one’s pocket which is not affordable for everyone.
But a man named Baojun Yuan from China has made this expensive task possible even for a common man. Baojun Yuan is a member of China Senior Photographers Association. He has fixed more than 2000 old photos free of cost which has earned him great respect among the Chinese. He has been doing this for the past 16 years and yes; do be surprised when you come to know how old he is! Mr.Yuan is 76.
He is a perfect example that shows us that we are never too old to start something new. He started learning the software at a hoary age of 60 and very soon mastered the art of Photoshop. Since repairing old photographs would prove to be too expensive for a common man, Mr.Yuan himself bought a computer and a scanner and began servicing people for free.
Once when quizzed that why doesn’t he charge for his services, he humbly replied, “My teacher just taught me how to repair the photo, but he forgot to tell me how to charge.” Maybe the thanks and the smiles on the faces of thousands of photo owners who have got their pictures repaired would be equivalent to earning millions of dollars; that is why he doesn’t charge them.