A couple from upstate New York were acknowledged for their assistance to a group of Korean tourists who were stranded.
Alexander and Andrea Campagna of Buffalo, New York, took in a group of Korean tourists who were visiting Niagara Falls and were later stranded in a snowstorm in December.
The Campagnas welcomed the stranded Korean tourists into their home and provided them with shelter for three days until the blizzard passed. Afterwards, they all celebrated Christmas together. The couple’s kind act was widely reported in the media, and as a result, New York Governor Kathy Hochul presented them with a public service medal.
The couple’s good deed was also recognized by the Korea Tourism Organization, which has gifted them a complimentary trip to South Korea. The trip, which is scheduled to take place in May, will last for a week.
“This invitation is a token of our appreciation,” said Park Jae-seok, Korea Tourism Organization New York manager. “We hope this shows the world that Korea returns the favors it receives.”