The kindness of strangers and the support of the international community are truly the rays of hope we North Korean people need.

Hyeonseo Lee

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“My Escape from North Korea.” TED2013. Mar. 2013. Conference Presentation.

Source: "My Escape from North Korea." TED2013. Mar. 2013. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from Hyeonseo Lee's TEDTalk about her escape from North Korea. In this Talk, Lee relays the story of how a kind stranger helped her family escape North Korea. She says this gesture was symbolic to her, and that the people of North Korea depend on the help of people outside of the country in order to escape their current situation. Watch the full TEDtalk here: Hyeonseo Lee - My Escape from North Korea