The family I lost in North Korea. And the family I gained | Joseph Kim

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9 yıl önce

A refugee now living in the US, Joseph Kim tells the story of his life in North Korea during the famine years. He's begun to create a new life -- but he still searches for the family he lost.
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dlee 8 yıl önce
I just want to say that this story made me realize how much pain my grandparents went through when they were younger. They are North Korean and escaped North Korea when the civil war started. They talk about the horrible dead bodies they've seen and the hunger they faced everyday on their journey to the south. They talk about how they survived by never giving up and having hope. I miss my grandpa who passed away 2 years ago. And I never got to thank him for his brave escape because that is the only reason I am alive today. So, grandpa, thank you for everything. And I miss you so much.
DillaDesignZ 28 gün önce
Bro your grandpa is a legend ! Rest in peace to him
Alphateristic Yıl önce
August Andersson
August Andersson Yıl önce
R.I.P. 🙏🙏🙏
@Christian Morales ikr?? Guess what?? They were having online education throughout their whole life
Erase_Mello Yıl önce
@Boris Bojanic Hey hey calm down, there’s no reason to fight. Keep in mind that is only your opinion.
Annalisa M
Annalisa M 2 yıl önce
I'm watching a lot of North Korean stories and I can't believe what's happening and how we are letting this happen. My heart breaks.
missyenglish1 14 gün önce
Patrick Nwadibie
Patrick Nwadibie 2 aylar önce
@El jefe Will they remember that later on? Take a look at Libya.
El jefe
El jefe 2 aylar önce
@Patrick Nwadibie what if we just send in our troops Air Force and and entire army/ navy, to liberate them what would you think would happen
Annalisa M
Annalisa M 7 aylar önce
@Patrick Nwadibie yeah
Abdul Hameed Mohdammed
Abdul Hameed Mohdammed 3 yıl önce
“You can change someone’s life with even a smallest act of love”
SleighJessi Yıl önce
When he said “noona”, my heart broke. As an older sister who would do anything for my younger siblings, I really hope that his big sister is able to see him again so that she has the chance to know how well he has done for himself.
Dink Donny
Dink Donny 5 yıl önce
"Can I also make a small message to my mum?" I hope, with all forces of good and love in this seemingly cruel world, that you reunite with your family. What an inspiration. X🌌
Mariah's Mom
Mariah's Mom 11 aylar önce
Thank you for letting me be in this world. ❤😭❤😭❤😭
Soop person
Soop person 2 yıl önce
This guy has gone through so much and to be able to stand up and still speak up is absolutely amazing
Ann Legaspi
Ann Legaspi 6 yıl önce
Oh, God. His message to his sister and mom was beautiful and heartbreaking. I hope he finds his family.
Kalesh K sekhar
Kalesh K sekhar 5 aylar önce
I wish also😍 never give up hop...
JinsPlush Yıl önce
@noobyt no it's okay! you were j giving ur opinion!
noobyt Yıl önce
@JinsPlush that is true man sorry for being a jerk there i hope you have a nice day wherever country you live in
JinsPlush Yıl önce
@noobyt ik but it's nice to at least have a positive mindset.
Madison Kim
Madison Kim 11 gün önce
As a Korean myself I’m so proud of him for speaking up and I truly hope he finds his family again 😢❤
Sadia Karim
Sadia Karim Yıl önce
It's 2021, I just wanna know how he is now, and did he ever find his noona? I cried a bucket watching this and he is so strong. I wish him well. I hope the situation gets better in North Korea. I wish they would get international help.
HannalAsta 5 yıl önce
This deserves so many thumbs up, I wish I could give more than one! He is so inspiring and courageous to talk about something so personal in front of so many people...
JY Jan
JY Jan 6 yıl önce
wow.... As a Korean, I feel deeply appreciated to his foster parents. Your act of love changed someone's life forever and that someone will also change many other's life.
TPO61 3 yıl önce
After reading his book, "Under The Same Sky"there was a reference to the group that aided in his escape from the DPRK. The groups name goes by LiNK or Liberty in North Korea. They also have a website which I promptly looked up and donated to their cause. The people in North Korea deserve a right to freedoms we take for granted, so pay their website a visit and give to their cause any way you can....The plight for the North Korean is so heartbreaking, and it seems Kim Jon Un has no desire to change the current regime... He can only be overthrown from within by the people of North Korea who yearn for freedom...God bless Joseph Kim (Kwan Jim) and hope he finds his sister, Bon Sook, soon...
suruchi barua
suruchi barua 6 aylar önce
Thank you for the information.
Sonia Chauhan
Sonia Chauhan 7 yıl önce
"Hope is personal. Hope is something that no one can give it to you. You have to choose to believe in hope. You have to make it yourself." Hats off to this guy. RESPECT.
Tonystark1240 3 yıl önce
Hats off Joseph bro u will surely meet your mom and sis
Aaveg S
Aaveg S 3 yıl önce
Savannah .P. Vu
Savannah .P. Vu 3 yıl önce
Sonia Chauhan well said
Nancy Nahni Goh
Nancy Nahni Goh 3 yıl önce
The word is not use , to believe it is must believe in hope cos it make you feel strong must believe
Zara Dimple
Zara Dimple 3 yıl önce
Htyan Htyan
Htyan Htyan Yıl önce
The most overwhelming talk I've ever watched. People who never meet like this adversity and difficulty will never understand the pain. That kind of agonizing feeling is terrible. Hope we all live in a peaceful world.
Vaishnavi Chandrika
Vaishnavi Chandrika 2 yıl önce
I wish his mom and sister would find him . It was hard for me to hold up my tears.😭😭😭😭😭
Vaishnavi Chandrika
Vaishnavi Chandrika 2 aylar önce
@Carleigh Albright What but-? Oh wait I forgot some people have mommy issues and their dad is still on the hunt for the milk 🙄🙄 Feel sorry man.
Wwxx Yıl önce
“I decided to cross during the day, bc i was still a kid and i was scared of the dark” 😭😭😭😭😭 my sweet child I’m already crying
발레리 🌸🐾Valou Jackson
발레리 🌸🐾Valou Jackson Yıl önce
I couldn't help crying hearing his story and listening to his sister and mother message :'( I hope he found them and I hope he is happy now. He went through so many hard times that I wish he has a beautiful life today. He deserves it ....
Ast 6 yıl önce
This got me crying within three minutes 😭😭😭 His story, even though I haven't finished it, is very emotional and touching. God bless this man!
squidlena 6 yıl önce
These stories make me ashamed of myself when I take the smallest things in my life for granted.
Esa Joosub
Esa Joosub Yıl önce
I can relate.
Nath R
Nath R Yıl önce
Here's me sitting here with the problem of what to have for breakfast because I can't choose they all look good options.
Jamil André
Jamil André Yıl önce
@spiritfired No, breaking up with your couple is not an actual problem, this guy really had a problem and he went through it srly
ezra 2 yıl önce
@WynterFir honestly, we have enough. poor people were given less and were stolen from. the ones who do have more are the millionaires and billionaires, not us.
WynterFir 2 yıl önce
You don’t have to feel bad, you just have to buck up and figure out how to fix it. We, who have been given more in life, have the ability to work to help others in hard times. Doing small things like giving money to a homeless shelter, or fostering a child when you’re an adult will help out a lot.
rampabambapam 5 yıl önce
His message to his sister and his mather was heartbreaking 😢. I hope he finds his family.
Anne Leonhart
Anne Leonhart Yıl önce
I was holding my tears till the moment he asked “Can i make a message to my mom too?” My tears are not stopping, My God...I just hope every North Korean refugee gets a wonderful life of freedom one day.
Amber Over the rainbow
Amber Over the rainbow Yıl önce
Damn, that message for his Noona and mom 😭Joseph, you are brave and I pray that you’d reunite with your family soon.🙏 You’re an inspiration.
Jess 3 yıl önce
I literally just found out about him and his story 😭😭😭 it made me look at refugees hella differently. North Korea is SICK man i talk ish about the US but reading about NK makes me really grateful to be an American 😭 This guy is more than incredible. God bless him. Learning a new language....escaping a dictatorship..risking his life... Homelessness...losing his sis and mom and dad...At the age of 16... I have no words man.
Desiree Heremaia
Desiree Heremaia 3 yıl önce
I hope there's been an update with finding his mother and sister after all this time, though such information is very tricky to track down. Many prayers for him, absolute respect!
Lucy Drury
Lucy Drury 6 yıl önce
when he was talking about crossing the river and said that he did it in the daytime because he "was a child and still afraid of the dark" it really struck a chord oh my gosh.
Sun Delong
Sun Delong Yıl önce
@Ameena Talabucon you need change your sleep habit as soon as possible cause sleep with TV or lights on mimicking hormones and it will affects your lifespans. If I may give you tips for falling sleep easily is that turning lights off completely and pray till you falling sleep . You will not concentrate praying without invasion of idle thoughts but don’t let your prayers wondered off but stay in focus on your prayers , memories scriptures, bring your love one’s names to your Heavenly Father . I am very sure you will able to falling sleep . This is the technic I learn while I was in depression and couldn’t sleep more than two hours a day . I had a panic attack and extreme case of depression . That’s 16 years ago and I haven’t been losing sleep since . From California
sammi 2 yıl önce
Time Eliots I heard in another video with a girl that she does think the environment was better in a way because there was no light pollution you could see all the stars and even the Milky Way
Piano Timer
Piano Timer 2 yıl önce
They don’t get electricity in North Korea so it’s very sad and looks so grey and boring with no hope in a good life there
Ameena Talabucon
Ameena Talabucon 3 yıl önce
I’m a grandma now but still I’m aftraid of the dark🤔even i sleep with tv on or lights on😥i feel suffocated if there’s no husband can’t sleep with light Not even the tv on..till he get to use to it ..Anyhow i only put on the prayer time program that makes me feel comfortable😊 God bless us all🌎
plain poptarts
plain poptarts 6 yıl önce
Lucy Drury man me too :(
blazingdevil19 4 yıl önce
Such an amazing individual. As a person who was introduced to English language at his later teen years, his English is beyond good. From a F rated student back in NK to a Academic Excellence Award winner in US requires will, hard work and confidence .....well done brother. You have seen things in life as a child which even an adult shouldn't, you have been through times which are probably our worst nightmares.....but, you fought this through and am so happy to see you live a normal life now. Hearing your story gave me HOPE, made me realise that whatever petty issues/problems that we go through in life will end only if we decide to take our stand and act on it. Thank you brother....thank you for sharing your story with us. I really wish you reunite with your sister one day :) ................... Like i say..... "Keep your hope up high and your head down low".
maan 5 yıl önce
Oh...I held Myself together so well until his letter to his sister started . Such a beautiful and moving speech which shows how ignorant human kind is. Joseph is a beautiful human being and I hope him the best of luck for his life as well as his search for his sister and mother.
sherif 2 yıl önce
Who could dislike a video like this, this man is an inspiration to me and should be an inspiration to you as well. Congrats to you Joseph for being so strong and getting yourself a better life.
Bayarnaadam Khorloo
Bayarnaadam Khorloo 8 aylar önce
I hope he finds his mom and sister. Tried very hard to hold my tears, but burst into tears when he wanted to send a message to his sister and mom.
Bhaskar भास्कर
Bhaskar भास्कर 3 yıl önce
I’d have definitely cried if I hadn’t stopped myself. People have so much hardship, insurmountable problems, little hope for life, and here I’m unhappy about earning $2800 per month and living a life of immense freedom. Shame on myself that I’m thinking life’s worthless despite having a supportive family. Your speech, especially your life experience, has changed my outlook towards life and its essence. Thank you for your motivation.🙏
한사람 6 yıl önce
He said he doesn't want to say his message in Korean because he might tear up but I seriously started to cry as soon as he said "Noona" which means older sister in Korean....Oh God...
Themson Saka
Themson Saka Yıl önce
I cant watch the noona part because my eyes dont listen to me.. 😥😭
liz laksh85
liz laksh85 Yıl önce
Me too...can't stop my tears
Ishrar Hasan
Ishrar Hasan Yıl önce
Me too!
Mira Kim
Mira Kim 2 yıl önce
Me too... that world just teared me up... I wish he would find his family
Akash Pawar
Akash Pawar 2 yıl önce
Your comment made me cry again. When he said I thought it's her name.
Nic Nic
Nic Nic 3 yıl önce
This video was 6 years ago and I just discovered it on 2019 because of my sudden interest with NK survivors. However among all of the videos I've watched, he literally make me cry the moment he said "noona". I wonder how he is right now. Did he found his sister? His words touched me. His beautiful mind and spirit wanting to survive despite the unimaginable hardships is one of my source of to keep on going as well. My hope for him is that he will reunite with his omma & noona again. God is always be with you young man. Thank you for the sharing.
Savannah .P. Vu
Savannah .P. Vu 3 yıl önce
Brought me to absolute tears. What a beautiful story of hope, strength and courage. I pray he finds his sister and mother. The trials and tribulations for this young man have been nothing short of amazing. I hope he is able to have a fulfilling life.
alaverge 5 yıl önce
I always try to to tell my BF that “I love him and to be careful” wether he’s simply going to the store or on a business trip wether or not we’re happy or mad at each other.I don’t want the same regret he has for not hugging his sister. Breaks my heart. Great TED Talks. Thank you for sharing this story.
Nurse Faith RN
Nurse Faith RN Yıl önce
What an extraordinary and inspiring young man. He is the epitome of genuine strength, hope, kindness, compassion and perseverance. I'm so grateful to have watched this video of his story!
malcolm824 3 yıl önce
I really appreciate this guy, and how open he is to talk about his past.
Karen Grace
Karen Grace 7 yıl önce
Wow he was only about 23 when he made this speech. What a loss of innocence in such short a time.
김정은 6 yıl önce
He is a great man. Thanks for clarifying, I thought "is he corrupted now?" when I first read your comment XD
Teacher Michael
Teacher Michael 6 yıl önce
Tech Blogger uh.. ok? That's what I initially said.
Tech Blogger
Tech Blogger 6 yıl önce
+Michael Patrick Strahan you have to realise young people can be very wise to (some of us! Others can be🙄)
Teacher Michael
Teacher Michael 7 yıl önce
+Karen Grace Yes! He's so wise for his age, especially given what he's been through. I completely understand and agree with your original statement.
violetgirl1996 7 yıl önce
i believe he has always kept it, somehow
Nayonika Barua
Nayonika Barua 2 yıl önce
I feel so bad that some people in this world are suffering like this and the others are taking things for granted. I hope he sees his family soon if not already ❤️
Rasel Fernandez
Rasel Fernandez 5 yıl önce
This is just so sad yet inspirational. I hope that he will be living with his sister and mother again. Miracles do happen when a person believes in them. Wishing you all the best! ;)
Pooja 2 yıl önce
This man deserves all the happiness in the world 💙
N G 6 yıl önce
I really hope that his family are alive and well and that they meet each other again..his story had me in tears, especially his message to his sister and mom
Olga Maria Vieira Cardenas Marin
Olga Maria Vieira Cardenas Marin Yıl önce
Parabéns por vc ter conseguido e a seu pai adotivo por ser um ser humano tão bom e generoso! Deus abençoe vcs
starcastically 9 yıl önce
In case anyone is wondering: Adrian Hong, the man who appears at the end of Joseph's talk, is one of the co-founders of an organization that helped him called Liberty in North Korea. If you want to do something to help the North Korean people and make a real difference, please consider donating to their rescue efforts. I have done fundraising and awareness campaigns for LiNK for the better part of three years now, and they are an amazing organization staffed by incredible people whose hearts are too big to put into words. They do amazing work and I'm proud to associate with them. They've rescued almost 200 refugees and have funded the rescue of another 40+ in the last couple of months alone. They hope to fund another 40 by January. If Joseph's story inspires you to act, please consider helping them.
M 3 yıl önce
Thank you for showing us a way that we can help. Just finished the donation and will spread awareness
DanielleT192 3 yıl önce
Thank you ❤
15Patriot 3 yıl önce
I first saw this story about Joseph a few years ago, have never forgotten about him, (now viewing it again in 2019, prompted by Trump's visit at DMZ with KJU). I always wondered how he is doing, whether it's possible to get an update from your organization on how Joseph is doing in life, and has he united with Mom and sister? Hope there is a happy ending. Please provide a link to your organization. Thank you.
mina 3 yıl önce
Link pleasee
Bếp Alpha - ăn ngon nấu gọn
Bếp Alpha - ăn ngon nấu gọn Yıl önce
I moved to tears when he sent mesage to his mom and sister. Blood relationship is very great. I hope his close relatives will have happy life as him. Best regards to them.
mayonnaise 3 yıl önce
Despite of what happened to his life, he is still thankful that he was born. He is a brave and strong person. I really hope that you already/will find your family someday. I hope your mother and your sister made it successful to escape n.korea and have seen this video of yours and reach out to you. I really hope you will be able to reunite with them soon. :(
Beauty Xpression
Beauty Xpression 6 yıl önce
Sending you and your family so many prayers and that you all unite again soon. You're so brave 🙏🏿💙
Pallavi Kajrekar FRAS
Pallavi Kajrekar FRAS 2 yıl önce
I'm so speechless right now ,all I can think of right now is giving this man a tight hug and telling him how proud I am ,of him ,and what a brave hero he is 🙏❤️
AlloftheKimpark Wife
AlloftheKimpark Wife 4 yıl önce
After all he's been through in life he is still thankful for being born. What an amazing person!
AtarashiNOhi 9 yıl önce
Oh god, I can't hold back my tears anymore! The message to his sister and his mother just broke my heart. I hope that he and many others can reunite with their families.
Boris Bojanic
Boris Bojanic 4 yıl önce
Now that is what i call masterpiece of propaganda. So disgusting to us whoo have diferent (uncensored) sources of information and actuly whent to that country.
Keisha Nicole
Keisha Nicole 4 yıl önce
pp XVIII qq They didn't. I'm sure his sister had every intention on coming back.
Alessia Venaruzzo Spataro
Alessia Venaruzzo Spataro 4 yıl önce
pp XVIII qq that's not necessary! I don't know what to think about his mother, but I'm sure that his sister tried really hard and was really hoping to come back and bring him food... I know some other refugees who's parents used to travel back and forth between North Korea and China to bring food to their children, until they reached a point where they decided to escape... But I also know many refugees who's parents or other relatives tried to do the same but got caught in China... For example, when Yeonmi Park her parents travelled to China they received a treatment that none of them was expecting, and for a long time they struggled with Chinese soldiers... We can say the same for Yeonmi's sister, who travelled to China before her family and couldn't reunite with them for many years... Joseph's sister might have been captured by Chinese soldiers, or even worst, but honestly I want to not believe it...
Alex V
Alex V 4 yıl önce
Feels bad man
Phoebe J
Phoebe J 5 yıl önce
they straight up abandoned him thou.....
Sntacruz 3 yıl önce
So proud of him. I hope he gets to see his family in this lifetime again or the next.
JJ88 2 yıl önce
I think he will do really well in his life. He has been through so much that many of us very much older has not been through. He is a true survivor. He has my utmost respect.
Janice Dupree
Janice Dupree 5 yıl önce
THIS young man is AWESOME!!! Hoping and HOPING that one day he is reunited with his mom and/or sister! My heart broke for him and I really thought they had found his sister!
Longkumer _96
Longkumer _96 4 yıl önce
That message to his Sister and Mom... just teared me up!!! I hope he will meet his family one day !!!
tubina 10 gün önce
what a brave young man. I so deeply hope he could find his sister and mother and that all of them can live a happy life, in peace, good health and freedom.
T.J 6 yıl önce
Joseph Kim if you are reading this, I just want to say that you are such an inspiration. Your courage, bravery and determination is amazing. Also, you made me cry like a baby with your speech lol.
Jake Broe
Jake Broe 3 yıl önce
Agreed! He is a true inspiration!
Nantes 2 yıl önce
Unbelievable! There are just no words, such strength and depth...So much wisdom in his life.
YR 6 yıl önce
Truly an inspiration and also a really sad story. I cried like a child watching this story . Very touching
Mafe Rogers
Mafe Rogers 4 yıl önce
God bless you Joseph! You are such an inspiration about survival and hope.I am praying that someday you will be reunited to your Mom and sister...when you mentioned in Korean Nuna (sister) and deliver also a message to your Mom...your words pierced through my heart.
haeyoon Jo
haeyoon Jo Yıl önce
As a South Korean having a grand father from North Korea after Korean War, it’s one of biggest pain and heartbreaking to seeing and hearing testify of the days they had lived.
Poulomi Basu
Poulomi Basu Yıl önce
May he gets reunite with his mother & sister..Such a young child giving strong message to us to help others & to never loose hope in hard times from his life experience.. God bless him 🙏 & his foster family as well as his biological family 🙏
Rose Lillys
Rose Lillys 6 yıl önce
I feel extremely guilty when I compare my life with these people. Sometimes, we complain about unnecessary things when there are bigger issues in the world.
Shivam Gupta
Shivam Gupta Yıl önce
That is human tendency... Nothing to blame or guilty about. It's inherent in us to want more
Jess 3 yıl önce
I was just complaining about the slow Wi-Fi connection 😭😭😭
Shannon 2 yıl önce
God bless these people! Pray the lord will give them freedom! Watching courageous people like this makes me grateful for everything! No person should go hungry and be treated this way!So happy he has great foster parents . I love his love for his family. I wish we could help those people!
AWg 3 yıl önce
What an amazing young person he is. I hope that he is reunited with his mother and sister, and that they get to live here safely together.
Raymond 3 yıl önce
I cried so much by his amazingly genuine speech, I hope there are thousands of north koreans who are looking for greater hope but can't get one ,so I felt the speech is also a sign for the international wake up call to help those north Koreans who r in need of international community assistance to show the way of hope as much as we can.....
Meliame Daverman
Meliame Daverman Yıl önce
The last two days I have been listening to people from North Korea who have escaped and find freedom. I realized that my whole life I have not gone through hardships like they have been. Listening to them tell their stories help me to be more Greatful every day for what I have and where I am.
Potato Chips
Potato Chips 4 yıl önce
This video makes me think of the smallest thing that I should be grateful of, the way he talks about hope, a very simple philosophy but he makes me believe that hope could bring you anywhere and positivity in your life when you're feeling down
noahsupernobah 7 yıl önce
I had the utmost privilege to meet this man a few days ago. I interned as a lobbyist for the Korean Church Coalition, am organization that fight for human rights in North Korea, and he came as a guest speaker in our conferences. His testimony is powerful and amazing. Such a kind hearted and loving man.
Rebecca Binti Yunus
Rebecca Binti Yunus 5 yıl önce
Thank you for commenting this.
p burn
p burn 5 yıl önce
noahsupernobah: How can we help you and those in North Korea ?
Jem Green
Jem Green 7 yıl önce
noahsupernobah okay thanks! Yeah I hope he does :/
noahsupernobah 7 yıl önce
I wish I could tell you but I have not heard any news :( We just have to keep praying and hope that he does
Jem Green
Jem Green 7 yıl önce
Has he found his sister yet?
ruena omictin
ruena omictin Yıl önce
Truly heartbreaking story😢... There's always a reason to live and fight no matter what because hope leads your goal to have a better life🙏 that's a wonderful message for us. Thanks Joseph for sharing and keep going to a beautiful life❤️💪👍🙏
Ted Gournelos
Ted Gournelos 3 yıl önce
I still remember seeing this live and crying because it was so beautiful. I'm forever grateful.
E.P. 4 yıl önce
This was so inspiring. I hope he has a good life from here on.
Janmarbol Yıl önce
OK, I AM BAWLING tears. I cried the entire time. I'm so happy he's doing well, but what trauma he brought with him, yet still, he is alive and free, thanks to all the good people out there who helped him even in the smallest but in the most powerful of ways.
Vikan Ronru
Vikan Ronru 7 yıl önce
Can we just take a moment to appreciate his grammar.
Ayan Sarkar
Ayan Sarkar 2 yıl önce
And where did he learn it?
sofian effendi
sofian effendi 2 yıl önce
@Shirley Duong because he is an amazing person . many people in my country ( INDONESIA) we learn English from school , but still we are not good as him even tho we learn since grade 3 . I came to USA 4 years ago , but my Grammar still cannot compare to him . he is so smart .
Dee New Concepts
Dee New Concepts 2 yıl önce
His english is better than many Filipino College Graduates.
Llama🦙 2 yıl önce
Becky M he grew up poor, how could he have learned English just like that? They were too busy looking for their next meal to care for some western language
lise pham
lise pham 2 yıl önce
sevengem 5 yıl önce
My heart goes out to this sweet, courageous man. I hope his loved ones will find their way to him.
quiche 6 yıl önce
wow i actually teared up at the end there 😢 good on that guy for being so brave 👏
Kaia 3 yıl önce
I respect you. Your courage for hope and better life all alone soo inspirational. I can't even think of me in your situation. I salute you for what you have been through and how you have survived. Your mother and sister will be so much proud of you. Please be happy that's the best thing that you can give your mother and sister. I promise I'll never ever take anything granted in my life as I know there are much more people out there trying hard to survive and we are just ignoring and taking it granted what we already have and they prey to have what we have. Freedom. God bless you.
Hakunama tata
Hakunama tata 3 yıl önce
Got no words to describe 🙁 Happy that he's safe now, still living with so much hope and determination and sad at the same time for what he and his family went through. Hope he get to meet both his NOONA and OMMA. I pray for that ❤❤🙇🙇
binny kim
binny kim 5 yıl önce
Joseph~ I'm not sure if you still remember Korean or if you actually read this, but just want to say sth. 하기 힘든 얘기 이렇게 해주셔서 고맙습니다. 보면서 Joseph 말처럼 항상 희망 갖고 누군가에게 도움을 줄 수 있는 삶 살기 위해 지금 제가 하고 있는 공부 더 열심히해야겠다 생각했어요. 한국에서 항상 기도하고 응원할게요. 아직 못 찾았다면, 누나랑 어머니가 저처럼 뒤늦게라도 한국이나 어딘가에서 이 영상을 보시길 ㅜㅜ
Molly Joy Stockton
Molly Joy Stockton 6 yıl önce
It's devastating that a country can cause such distress to its people and tear families apart like that. Such an inspirational and moving talk
comrade susi wolf
comrade susi wolf 2 yıl önce
Sevy read
Sevy read 2 yıl önce
I live in South Korea. I didn't know North Korea was that devastating.
Ledo Mc
Ledo Mc 4 yıl önce
Jon Knight
Jon Knight 4 yıl önce
@Russia Good oh and I suppose Russia is sending rockets of candy to Syria. Can you name a single country Russia helped out of poverty?
Russia Good
Russia Good 5 yıl önce
And the US doesnt do the same for other countries when it is bombing them?
Mayleevang75 3 yıl önce
Hope is a powerful thing. It pushes a person to keep moving forward.. Thank you for sharing this message. I know it wasn’t easy and I pray you will find peace one day...
Gaurab Das
Gaurab Das 2 yıl önce
I cant stop my tears after the message he gave to his sister hoping he would see her again. Its so heartbreaking.
Katya True
Katya True 5 yıl önce
Теперь мне стыдно за себя в детстве, когда я воротила нос от еды, которая мне не нравилась... Мы должны ценить каждую крошку хлеба, которая попадает к нам в рот. Очень трогательное выступление, видно, что ему неловко об этом рассказывать, что он очень стесняется...Я верю, что у Джозефа будет все хорошо и он получит лучшее образование, как и мечтает
Heartwork By Kitty
Heartwork By Kitty 3 yıl önce
It rips my heart and mind apart to try to even comprehend the pain and suffering he and other refuges have been through. I send him so much love ans thanks for sharing his story.
Elle 2 yıl önce
It's so heartbreaking to hear their stories! The stuff that they had to go through at such a young age! I really hope that he found his family! Thanks for what you are doing! I'm so disappointed in the Chinese government and its people! I'm also wondering if UNHCR could have intervened!
Zhobin Ghomishah
Zhobin Ghomishah 8 yıl önce
"One chicken wing can change your life" Best.Quote.Ever
Death Gigas
Death Gigas 2 yıl önce
i agree
Tonystark1240 3 yıl önce
I agree
Nihal Nayar
Nihal Nayar 5 yıl önce
So true
Charlie Ong
Charlie Ong 5 yıl önce
Ethan Chou KFC FOW' LIFE!
Trixia Maebe Bicodo
Trixia Maebe Bicodo 6 yıl önce
Ethan Chou
3 as1
3 as1 3 yıl önce
This was the most emotional red talk and it really deserved all the applause. Let's pray he finds his sister and mom. BTW, he is the same age like my youngest brother.
Karen Hermar
Karen Hermar 6 yıl önce
I could not bear watching the whole video in one setting. I had to pause, and compose myself. I could had not being able to listen to this live, it is just so heartbreaking, I could not handle it. Sometimes I cannot comprehend, how can people be control by just an individual, and its minions. Life is unfair, because of ruthless people. Hoping one day Korea becomes a unity, in where everyone has basic human rights. Hoping that day is not too far from today.
Gabriela Botelho
Gabriela Botelho 3 yıl önce
Espero que ele tenha encontado a família coitado... Temos quase a meama idade, só de pensar que enquanto eu tava brincando um país inteiro sofre, me destrói 💔💔💔😭😭
Padnef Kim
Padnef Kim 4 yıl önce
I wish you all the best Joseph ! You are such an inspirational person and I really hope that you and many korean family's can reunite again soon. 힘내세요 형 !
sadu622 3 yıl önce
This boy is so courageous. Hope has kept him alive. He has more oomph in him than he realized in his younger years. I hope he meets up with his family someday. I pray for that.
Kanu Priya
Kanu Priya 6 yıl önce
Tried my best not to cry but failed
Lolo Lolo
Lolo Lolo 9 aylar önce
Same 😢😭😭😭😭
FamousLeo🦁 Yıl önce
Lol same-😭🤚🏾I couldn’t do it I cried 4 minutes in
The Pink Beau Show
The Pink Beau Show Yıl önce
I bursted into tears when he told abt his family dying and separating when young , the moment he ate rice from vomiting ,he said he was to die in case he went back so he swam river no matter he had to return to labour room in case being caught by chinese army and when he sent message to his lost sister in hope of reunion.... Lots of people have suffered and are suffering at the hands of brutal leaders nt only in North korea bt also other parts of the world no doubt this country being matchless bt still we have many more unheard stories and cries of agony humanity is witnessing.
Akash Pawar
Akash Pawar 2 yıl önce
Me also
Romina Lizárraga
Romina Lizárraga 3 yıl önce
Omg. The fact that people laughed over a serious matter made me cry harder;;;;. It was really difficult for him. I hope his family is okay.
Niara R
Niara R 3 yıl önce
Thats so emotional, it makes me think how life can be hard for so many people and yet we sometimes argue or become sad over petty things. I really hope that u meet up with your family 🤞😊
Rakhi Verma
Rakhi Verma Yıl önce
I try not to cry but it's impossible....if anyone watched this gentleman story without sheding 😭 tears..u r so strong hearted then.. The single word 'Noona' from his mouth. .express the void in his heart...
Gireesh Bharamshetty
Gireesh Bharamshetty 2 yıl önce
I was so moved by this. I had tears in my eyes. Have seen enough of North Korean defectors Ted videos and each one has a deeply hurting story to tell. We never realize what freedom means unless we hear stories like these. If you have food on your place, a job to earn money and a family to spend time with, you are the most privileged person on this planet. Be grateful for what you have, be kind to others because you don't know what they have been through. Let's live as humans and not politically and religiously divided brainwashed puppets.
Erica Eang
Erica Eang 3 yıl önce
Im a crying emotional mess. This man deserves happiness and closure if anything. But most of all, he deserves his family back. I hope and pray they find each other asap. I can feel the love this man still has for them Even though so much time as passed without seeing them
CO 7 yıl önce
We joke and we laugh about N. Korea and its dictator, but do we really do anything to help these innocent people, who deserve a better life than the one they currently have?
Renata Miron
Renata Miron Yıl önce
Unfortunately only war can free the people.
Esha Alhat
Esha Alhat 3 yıl önce
@YouCanCallMeReTro true
Jess 3 yıl önce
@Linda Pearson trump has done SOME decent things but tbh he just shouldn't be in the position he's in. He reminds me of a dictator himself
YouCanCallMeReTro 3 yıl önce
Its important to remember we only joke about the leader and its government, not the people. There's really nothing we can do other than help those who escape (which we do). We can't force North Korea to change, only China has that power and they won't do that.
Leslie Aguayo
Leslie Aguayo 6 yıl önce
Joseph you really are an inspiration , I wish you the best in life , and will pray that one day you will see again your mother and sister , you really made me feel so grateful about my life
Mylene Correa
Mylene Correa 2 yıl önce
What a brave a courageous young man. His life is an inspiration. His messages of hope, loyalty, and love were beautiful.
Opportunity Knox
Opportunity Knox Yıl önce
Power to the young man and all the others that want to dream for a better life. 😍🙏
November Hurricane
November Hurricane Yıl önce
Poignant and thought provoking, also tinged with humor ("that chicken wing changed my life"). Joseph Kim's innocence and hope endured despite poverty and hardships. We can all learn from him.