Tour with US Senator Patrick Leahy

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.

Senator Patrick Leahy and his wife at Ngoc Son Temple
Senator Patrick Leahy and his wife at Ngoc Son Temple

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.

Senator Patrick Leahy and his wife took photos with Hanoikids members
Senator Patrick Leahy and his wife took photos with Hanoikids members

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”

Gift from Senator Patrick Leahy
Gift from Senator Patrick Leahy

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

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