Love him or hate him, last night's State of the Union Address by President Trump delivered moments that reminded me how great America can be, and how great it really is.  One moment in particluar stood out, and I don't care what side of the political ledger you're on, if the incredible story of North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho didn't touch you, nothing will.

If you were on social media at all last night or even this morning, you'll either see the  public trashing or stern support of our president after last evening's State of the Union Address. After years of this, I've become pretty much impervious to the haters (or the supporters for that matter) it's all just kind of 'static' to me now. The story of Ji Seong-ho, however, is anything but static.  It's a story of torment an pain, survial and hope, and it gave me chills.

Through an underground network in 2006, Ji fled through China and other countries before arriving in South Korea. He traveled on a pair of wooden crutches he said his father had made for him.
"Seong-ho traveled thousands of miles on crutches all across China and Southeast Asia to freedom," Trump said in his speech. "Most of his family followed. His father was caught trying to escape, and was tortured to death."
With tears in his eyes, Ji triumphantly hoisted the wooden crutches that his father made, to the thunderous applause at the State of the Union.

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