Let's all try to be more like John
Howick locals came together to acknowledge John Sato, a local who has become an inspiration to many. At 95 he caught multiple buses to be at the anti-racism march, setting an amazing example for us all.
Unsurprisingly so many people wanted to meet the man, so local Bo Burns organised a opportunity and I was so thankful to be invited. There were people from all parts of the community, including the Prime Minister but this event was absolutely about John and his message of kindness.
When I spoke with John, I was impressed by how humble and kind he was. He spoke about how we all have goodness in us and that we can be kind to one another. That events like the awful tragedy in Christchurch can be an opportunity to reflect on what's inside us and how we treat others.
Let's all try to be more like John.