The Radioactive Man Who Returned To Fukushima To Feed The Animals That Were Left Behind
Men who have the strength to be gentle are a shining example of what a human being can be, like the man who is the only human brave enough to live in Fukushima, Japan after a devastating energy accident there.
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was an accident at the Fukushima power plant initiated primarily by the tsunami that followed an earthquake on March 11, 2011.
According to an article at boredpanda.com, 55-year-old Naoto Matsumura, is a former construction worker who lives in the zone to care for its four-legged survivors.
The government has forbidden him from staying, but since 2011, he hasn’t let that stop him.
He is known as the ‘guardian of Fukushima’s animals’ because of the work he does to feed the animals left behind by people in their rush to evacuate the government’s 12.5-mile exclusion zone. He is aware of the radiation he is subject to on a daily basis, but says that he “refuses to worry about it.” He does take steps, however, by only eating food imported into the zone.
Matsumara, who is a fifth generation rice-farmer, did leave the town for a short while to live with his parents in the south of the country, but after a few days he could not bear the thought of the animals left to fend for themselves, so he returned.
As well as the animals on his own farm Mr Matsumura now cares for dozens of former pet dogs and cats left behind when the town was evacuated.
See more beautiful photos of this brave and compassionate man here.
Sorry, couldn’t resist.:-D