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Toronto, Canada, November 2021

I usually do not celebrate national days of any country. I feel that I belong to many places of the world for various reasons, sometimes only clear to me. A possession or lack of certain documents does not represent who I am and how I feel.

The above being written, I have to say that I have a very soft spot for celebrations of 'Canada Day'. As you can imagine, the reason for that is personal and related to Tahir. Canada, with its amazingly open policies towards refugees, was the only country that open its doors for Tahir, so that he could restart his life in a secure and safe environment.

I will always be grateful to Canadians for creating such an enabling and human oriented and passionate society. You literally save lives of people, who would otherwise not have a chance to live lives their deserve: in respect, in security, in appreciation of who they are. I salute you, Canadians! You are the best!

And here is a link to some stories, prior to Tahir's departure from Bangkok to Toronto.