Sun, 7 Apr, 2019
Jacinda Ardern's heartwarming moment as she praises 95-year-old war veteran
The Christchurch terrorist attacks in New Zealand have left the world reeling. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been praised worldwide for the way she has handled the attacks.
The spotlight of praise has turned to the people of New Zealand, more specifically a 95-year-old World War II veteran named John Sato.
The photo below sent shockwaves worldwide as Sato was seen attending a rally in Auckland on March 24 in support of the Muslim community. In the photo, Mr Sato is seen walking with a member of the police force and another member of the public.
It’s reported that Mr Sato took four buses in order to show his support and the New Zealand Prime Minister couldn’t be more thankful for it.
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It’s hard to write something that does 95 year old John Sato justice, so I’ll use the words he shared after recently taking four buses to get to a rally and show support for the Muslim Community. This is what he had to say "I stayed awake quite a lot of the night. I didn't sleep too well ever since. I thought it was so sad. You can feel the suffering of other people..... I think it's such a tragedy, and yet it has the other side. It has brought people together, no matter what their race or anything. People suddenly realised we're all one. We care for each other." Thank you John. Your actions warmed the hearts of so many during a time of such sadness.
Ardern shared some specific quotes from Sato on Instagram, explaining how he felt after the attacks.
“I stayed awake quite a lot of the night. I didn’t sleep too well ever since. I thought it was so sad,” Sato explained.
“You can feel the suffering of other people… it has brought people together, no matter what their race or anything. People suddenly realised we’re all one. We care for each other.”
Ardern ended the Instagram post saying, “Thank you John. Your actions warmed the hearts of so many during a time of such sadness.”
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