FAITH IN HUMANITY RESTORED .<_. lshinomaki, Hideaki Akaiwa was at work. Realising his wife was trapped in their home, he ignored the advice of professionals, who told him to wait tor the army to arrive to provide search and rescue. Instead he found a wetsuit, iumped in the raging torrent - dodging cars, houses and other debris being dragged around by the powertul current, any of which could have killed him instantl - and navigated the now submerged streets in itch dark, Freezing water until he found his house. Swimming inside, he discovered his wife alive on the upper level with only a small amount of breathing room, and pulled her out to sale? If he had waited for the arm , his wife 0 20 years would be ead. Oh, and it that’s not enou h badassery for one lifetime, Hideaki realised is mother was also unaccounted tor, so jumped back in the water and managed to save her life also. For weeks atter the disaster, Hideaki entered the water every day on a one-man search and rescue mission, saving countless lives and proving that two natural disasters in a single day - and insurmountable odds - can’t stand in the way of love. This man is a hero.

[Image] If he can be a hero, so can you. I believe in you.