A pastor in Seoul, South Korea has created a “baby box” for people so that people who would otherwise abandon or kill their newborns can leave them somewhere safe instead. The box has a light, a towel lining, and a bell rings as soon as a baby is placed in it so the pastor, his wife, or one of his staff can come and get it right away.
Lee Jong-rak started the box in 2009, and has welcomed all babies, often disabled or the children of single mothers, that have been placed in the box since. The babies are given a loving home, food, and shelter in his orphanage. Currently, an average of 17-18 babies are placed in the box every month.
One mother who had considered poisoning her baby before she heard about the Baby Box left her baby in the box with a letter pinned to his clothing that read:
‘My baby! Mom is so sorry.
I am so sorry to make this decision.
My son! I hope you to meet great parents,
And I am very very sorry.
I don’t deserve to say a word.
sorry, sorry, and I love you my son.
Mom loves you more than anything else.
I leave you here because I don’t know who your father is.
I used to think about something bad but I guess this box is safer for you.
That’s why I decided to leave you here.
My son, Please forgive me.’
- ‘A single mother’s tearful letter’
GIVE THIS MAN A FUCKING AWARD
Or even better than an award: more funding.
what is sick about the first 6 gifs is that the scene was totally unscripted and those are the real emotions that Will Smith had because he never had a father growing up himself and wow goddamn go Will
It really pisses me off when people leave out this part of the gifset:
I hardly ever see this one gif used in the same gifset anymore.
To me, this is the bravest one of them all. Because I know this feeling. I ask myself this every damn day. I know how hard this is. And goddamn, does it hurt. But to ask this on film, to a gigantic cast and crew of which many are your friends, is incredible.
this hits home. this is beautiful
I grew up with Will Smith from time to time in my life when I would visit my friend Megan. I remember seeing this scene and thinking to myself that I would be a better person than what I was raised with. I had no idea the brevity of how corrupted my mother was, and being abandoned by my father, and then having him openly disapprove of me - was very difficult.
Seeing this always gives me inspiration to work harder in my day to day life, and simultaneously makes me feel mixed emotions. I will never know what it’s like to attempt to excel from the role models that your parents are. I will not know what it’s like to really be loved because by figures of authority because that simply is not the life I exist. I just do not know the love of a mother or father.
All I know is maybe if I try hard enough, he might care about me, she MIGHT stop lying to me, she might apologize, he might try to make amends, maybe some day I could make them want me.
It was difficult to accept that nothing would change that part about them.
That’s why the last one is so important, because I’ll never know why they both handled the situation the way that they did, but I can say this, love isn’t like that, learning to love, and teaching ‘love’ to another, it’s hard, but no child should go without, and I’m glad for every person who doesn’t know what this feels like, and for every person who does…
you’re not alone.