Every time I see this photo, I want to cry. He was the first of many people I felt an immediate connection with. I don’t know his name, and he spoke very little English, but for the little time I spent with him and his friends, I was so enlightened and filled with joy. In the Philippines, I encountered so many genuinely incredible people. Many of their hearts are so big and selfless, and it’s crazy to think that they would idolize Westerners. They long for our “white skin, blue eyes, blonde hair, and wealthy lifestyles.” It’s depressing to think that across the globe, beautiful souls long for appearances no greater or less than what they are.

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