When tragedy happens by the hands of another human being, is difficult not to become bitter at the culprit or even at humanity itself. However, a deep wisdom tells us that forgiveness is the correct answer to such horrid situations. Nevertheless, that does not make forgiveness any easier and it is for this reason that these 25 unbelievable acts of forgiveness are so astounding (especially in the light of the atrocious horrors some of these people faced).
#15. Nobuo Fujita and the town of Brookings
A Japanese soldier named Nobuo Fujita set off bombs on the coastal range of Oregon during World War II. Later in life, he felt the need to revisit Brookings, the small logging town whose surrounding forests he had bombed, and ask them for forgiveness. As a humble act of regret and a plea for forgiveness, Fujita presented to the town a 400-year-old samurai sword that had been handed down in his family from generation to generation. The town forgave Fujita, hung the sword in the local library and even named Fujita an “ambassador of good will”.