Erica Hill | BIO
I am often humbled by the kindness and generosity of others, especially in the face of personal tragedy. I cannot stop thinking about the words of Dong Yun Yoon when speaking about the pilot whose plane slammed into Yoon’s home, killing his two infant daughters, his wife and his mother-in-law. "Please pray for him not to suffer from this accident," Yoon told reporters . "He is one of our treasures for the country."
The pilot ejected safely before his plane hit the Yoon home. The latest reports point to an electrical failure as the cause of the crash.
I can’t imagine the pain Mr. Yoon and the pilot are feeling. How do you go from a family of four with two beautiful daughters one moment, to a widowed father of two babies the next?" There is no answer, no handbook, no path laid before you. “I know there are many people who have experienced more terrible things," Yoon said. "But, please, tell me how to do it. I don't know what to do."
I have to believe there is some good in each horrible moment, a glimmer of hope and joy amidst the terror and tragedy. Mr Yoon’s selfless words are that little glimmer, and they are an inspiration.
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