We met this scruffy little guy as he was walking to the store for some candy. He kept saying (prompted by his grandmother) hello... goodbye... hello... goodbye... hello...

Happniess is indeed a state of mind.

He was too young to know how poor he was and gave off the sweetest vibe. it was infectious. It's been more than a year since I took this shot and I still smile when I think about that meeting.

We gave him a one yuan note and he was about as happy as a kid could be...

Liugong Village, Yangshuo County, Guangxi, China - February, 2012.

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