We all make assumptions when we visit a foreign country. When David was on holiday in Japan, he had the misfortune of arriving on a bank holiday.
He quickly realised that this meant that he couldn’t withdraw any money and that his credit cards weren’t accepted anywhere.
After having a mini-meltdown, the staff at his hostel in Hiroshima let him stay there…
… and fed him noodle soup, despite him having no money to pay for it.
One staff member even lent him a bike and went with him on a fruitless bike ride around the city searching for an ATM machine.
This experience cemented David’s belief in the power of kindness. And that no matter where you are in the world, you’re never truly alone.