On April 18th 2014, Hanokids had the honor to take Patrick Leahy, President Pro Tempore of the US Senate, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senior Senator of Vermont and his wife on a half day tour around Hanoi during their five-day visit to Vietnam.
The senator, his wife and the two Hanoikids members in charge – Gabe and Lie went to Ngoc Son temple and walked around the old quarter. On the contrary to what had been thought, Mr. and Mrs. Leahy were exceedingly nice and friendly. He shared with our kids the time he was selected as the third presidential line of succession, his love for photography and his acting career as supporting roles in the batman sequels, etc.
Mr. Leahy even gave each kid one coin that carves his name on. “The coins are extremely rare, not many people have the honor to receive those”, reported Gabe, “just awesome! Such a great great great honor to go on a tour with them! And actually they are friendlier than you can imagine”
Despite being short, the tour was certainly a pleasant one for the Senator and his wife and sure was an memorable, exceptional experience for the two kids.
Member in charge: Gabe and Lie
Written by April