As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him.
References for Matthew 20:29
There were two blind men sitting by the road. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!"
The crowd told them to keep quiet, but they cried out all the more, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!"
Jesus stopped, called them, and said, "What do you want Me to do for you?"
"Lord," they said to Him, "open our eyes!"
Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they could see, and they followed Him.