Such was the case in Chile this past weekend after a devastating earthquake rocked the country, killing more than 700 people. A 33-year-old woman named Karen, who lives in Santiago about 200 miles northeast of the epicenter of the quake, was sifting through shattered ceramics, broken glass and destroyed music cases, worried about her family and friends who were much closer to the quake’s origin. But as she started to clean up the mess, she came upon something that made her smile and gave her hope: A World of Warcraft “Blood of the Horde” stein she had recently purchased from the United States. She said that seeing the ceramic mug virtually intact gave her hope that her family was all right.
Interesting story. (Thanks, John!)