On hand and foot: Disabled Indonesian child’s ‘school crawl’ becomes a viral sensation

Indonesian schoolchild Mukhlis Abdul Holik begins the long haul to school each day with a knapsack strapped to his back and hands stuffed into a pair of sandals – to guard against road burn.
It is no ordinary trip for the eight-year-old. He has severely deformed feet and legs so tiny that he only reaches up to his classmates’ waists when standing. With his mother in tow, the gap-toothed pupil crawls from his West Java village across rocky paths and an old wooden bridge that he…