I think the reason this is weighing so heavily on my mind is because these kids are the same age as me, my siblings, and my school mates and friends. I can imagine the excitement they felt because it was probably the same way I feel when my school goes on a field trip. Having to imagine what it…
Literally, this could have been me. Or you. Or anyone else.
The little boy in this picture gave his life jacket to his twin sister who was rescued yesterday.
He has not been heard from since.
Another TL;DR about the South Korean Ferry incident.
Firstly, it happened within a week of the 102rd anniversary of the Titanic incident. And somehow, our rescue efforts are nearly the same. 68% of the passengers aboard the Titanic were saved; about 60% of the passengers aboard the South Korean ferry are unaccounted for. 14 are confirmed dead.
Secondly, Jung Cha Woong. If you don’t know who he is, look him up. He is the Daewon High School class president who sacrificed his own life to save his classmates. Reports say that he gave up his own life jacket to a drowning friend and attempted to save others from drowning.
I honestly could not think of a more admirable, incredible person than Jung Cha Woong. His dedication to his friends and teachers simply astound me. I really don’t have words to say what I’m feeling right now- but needless to say, he will be in my thoughts tonight, as will Park Ji Young.
Park Ji Young, 22 year old crewmember aboard the ferry, ensured that the passengers (largely high school students on a field trip) were all wearing a life jacket and were on their way up and onto the deck. Even when the water was up to her chest, she gave up her own life jacket and pushed the children outside.
Reports say there is still a possibility for survivors trapped in air pockets in the sunken ship, despite the fact that the tragedy occurred over two days ago. Please keep them in your thoughts.
….. wait. why the fuck are sock gendered? it’s just hit me how many kinds of stupid it is that we gender socks omfg i am leaving the planet.