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Rui Sato and a Red Cross Worker taken by Hiro Komae (Associated Press)

Rui Sato is this little kid. He’s two years old and he’s one of the many survivors of last month’s disasters.

I don’t know why I can’t stop looking at this picture. It’s so sad and so joyful at the same time. And I’m not ashamed to say that every time I look at it, it brings tears to my eyes.

This kid symbolizes what matters right now. It’s all of those people who have lost everything and that have to rebuild a new life from scratch and if we care about Japan, we should do all we can to make sure this kid and every other survivor has a future to look forward to. That means helping financially if we can, now to help with relief, but on the long-term too, when you buy a new car, a new computer and all of those things.

Also, if you don’t know where to go for your next vacation, I have plenty of destination ideas for you, just ask (or read through this blog and the other ones in my blogroll).


(credits: this picture was taken by Hiro Komae/Associated Press and is from the Boston Globe’s Big Picture – a photo blog I advise you to follow if you don’t do it yet)

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