I had never before seen the parallelism going on in these two pericopes.
Both the blind man and Zacheus are excluded from the Savior's presence by the crowd
(who communicate verbally and non-verbally that these two men are not worthy of Christ's presence
- and the blind man agrees with their assessment in his request for mercy).
But neither man gives up.
And Jesus personally brings salvation to both.
And this being parallelism, the second is greater than the first.