If you are a frequent user of social media, or you have been following my posts here, you would have read or heard about the Olympic volunteer who helped Jamaican Hansel Parchment 100m hurdles gold medalist when he took the wrong bus and ended up at a different venue for his race. She helped him by giving him money to take a taxi to the correct venue.Through her help he later went on to win the gold medal 🥇 in his event and he went back to thank her, give her a Jamaican Tshirt, return the money and show her the gold medal.
Well a few days ago, I was blessed to attend an online appreciation event hosted by the Jamaican Embassy in Japan. Olympic volunteer, Tijana Kawashima Stajkovic, was present and Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism (The Honorable Edmund Bartlette) announced a gift 🎁 of a trip to Jamaica 🇯🇲 in appreciation for her kindness and generosity. Several members of the Japanese media were present at the event which was streemed live on Facebook and zoom. Since Parchment posted this story on social media, Tijana’s Instagram page has grown to over 100K followers.
If it’s in your power to be kind to someone this coming week.Do it. Truly, kindness matters.
Here is a video of the event hosted by the Jamaican 🇯🇲 Embassy in Tokyo 🇯🇵
Be kind, stay safe.