That response, he said, gives him hope.
"It just restored my real faith in all these new generations that at the core of all of their values, everybody starts out as a good person," he said. "(The testimony) reaches and presses the button of the decency in all of us. The decency, the compassion and the pro-action to want to make the world a better place. Not just in young people, in everybody."
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