Japanese boy donates piggy bank savings for typhoon victims

Posted at 11/15/2013 10:37 AM | Updated as of 11/15/2013 5:03 PM
Second Secretary and Consul Bryan Dexter Lao receives the envelope from pre-schooler Shoichi Kondoh who visited the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo to offer his donation for typhoon victims. Courtesy of the PH Embassy in Tokyo

MANILA - A preschooler in Japan was among the many who heeded the call for help of thousands of Filipino victims of super typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan).

For Shoichi Kondoh, the only help he can think of was to donate the savings from his piggy bank. His donation was prompted by the images of destruction he saw while watching television.

Accompanied by his mother, Miho Kondoh, the little boy trooped to the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo to personally deliver the envelope containing his donation of JPY 5,000 (around P2,200).

His donation was received by the embassy's Second Secretary and Consul Bryan Dexter Lao.

Lao expressed the embassy’s gratitude for the sincere gesture of kindness and sympathy from the embassy’s youngest cash donor.