The story behind this photo is shocking and touching (Hint: It’s not a pencil sketch)

At first glance, there seems to be nothing extremely exceptional about this photo. It may be a beautifully drawn sketch of lions resting, but within our lifetimes, we might have seen many other beautiful sketches already.

But the story behind it is both shocking and touching. Would you believe that this painting was made using only ten symbols you can find from an old typewriter? I didn’t believe it until I saw the video.typewriter photo

Daily Megabyte wrote:

Paul Smith was born in the 1920s with cerebral palsy, a serious condition that affects the brain. It limited his ability to speak and move. Back then, people with the condition didn’t have much of a life expectancy, and as a result, he was illiterate. When he turned 16, he learned to speak, and at 32 he learned to walk. But there’s one thing very particular about this man. At the age of 11 he started to create paintings using 10 symbols of an old typewriter. You will be amazed at what you are about to see in this video.

What do you think of this story? Is there anyone you think who would appreciate the message of this video? A friend who’s stuck in a creative rut and might learn a thing or two from Paul? Tag them in the comments below!