Sad Panda

I’ve been following the tragedy in Japan pretty closely. The immensity of the tragedy is beyond words. But for all the human tragedy and the level of sadness it brings me, this picture literally breaks my heart:

Terrified Panda hugging police officer leg! wow..

The poor thing is terrified! Somehow children and animals being sad and scared makes me feel worse; they can’t fully understand what’s going on, which, I think, makes the situation more terrifying.