Nate Berkus, professional designer, talked to Oprah about his experience in Sri Lanka during the tsunami. It was a horrifying experience and although he lost his partner, Fernando, (he’s still missing but his family assumes that he died) Nate felt lucky to have survived the disaster. Nate literally drowned a few times when the wall of waves struck the land. After the tsunami had subsided, Nate saw something beautiful. And this is what touched me. Despite the horror, the destruction, and loss, the survivors - people from all over the world, the residents and people who were vacationing – showed kindness to one another. They had nothing left, no food, no water, no clothing, yet they had one another. They helped each other overcome the tragedy.
Read Nate's full story here.