Last year while I was traveling through Europe blindly, not knowing a single person or where I would stay, amazing strangers opened up their homes and lives to me in beautiful acts of kindness.
The most memorable of strangers was French activist and We Are Change Paris member Joel Boujassy.
Joel taught me an important message about life in the 2 weeks I spent with him. It does not matter how small your apartment is or how little money you have. What matters most is the company you keep and the attitude you have.
Joel may have not been a well known figure throughout the movement, but the person he was deserves as much respect and tribute as anyone else. R.I.P. Joel Boujassy. We will always remember you.