Doctors in China have agreed to operate for free on an eight-year-old boy whose face is partly covered with thick black hair.
An Qi, of Dehui, Jilin Province, was born with a large birthmark on his face which sprouted hairs as he grew older.
He is being brought up by his grandparents after his father died when he was four and his mother remarried.
Grandfather Fan Jingzue said: "From being very young, he would try to cover his face with his hands all of the time.
"He would ask me to fix his face for him. He wouldn't go to nursery because the other kids would call him Monkey or Hairy Boy."
The Min Yi Plastic Surgery Hospital in Changchun has now agreed to waive the surgery fees for An Qi.
Hospital president Zheng Xiaoqin said it was an unusual case and the surgery would be carried out in stages.
"But when it's finished, An Qi will have a new face. You will hardly be able to see the scars," he said.