You were in Cambodia. What is the most significantly memorable moment there?
[Somaly Mam] was welcoming us to the shelter and telling us all the stories and she said, “Would anybody like to say something?” and this little six year old shot up her hand. And she told us her story of being trafficked, she told us the story about when she was younger how she was raped. How can a six year old tell you about when she was younger? She’s six. And I had an emotional moment where, you know, you can feel it. I started to cry and I didn’t want to cry in front of her, but I was so moved and so horrified, and I started looking around the room and every single girl that I saw was a victim in one way or another of trafficking or of rape. And it broke me, and I had to turn away and I had to walk to the back of the room because I didn’t want them to see me as I started to sob, and I felt this little arm on me. And I turned around and there was a girl who grabbed my face and she started wiping away my tears and she said, “Don’t cry, sister, don’t cry!” and gave me a big hug. This girl is being the strength for me. This girl, who’s been through so much, who I’m crying for, is wiping away my tears. My tears are for her, what’s happened to her, and she’s wiping them away. And within thirty seconds I had twenty five young girls all hugging me, all these trafficking survivors came up and they were hugging me. And we just held each other and we cried and I was so sorry for what humanity had done to them, and I just said “I’ll fight for you for the rest of my life.” And that’s what I plan on doing.
happy 34th birthday zachary levi (september 29, 1980)
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