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I just wanted to say thank you to Raffi for being such a huge part of my childhood and in turn, my adulthood. All I Really Need is my very favorite song, I play the Christmas album on repeat every year and Evergreen Everblue makes me believe that maybe even I can make a difference.

Loey Crooks

 

As a beluga dad, I knew then that Raffi's goal was to transform the world through his music. It is not surprising then that Raffi took the next step and provided the transformation himself with his Child Honouring philosophy.

Ed Breaux, Wexford, PA

 

In my work with young children, I have worked hard to create safe, respectful environments for learning. As a teacher, I am constantly reminded that little people do as we do, not as we say. It is the modeling of peace, respect, compassion, stewardship, and citizenship that counts. It really is the little things that each of us do daily that can propel the compassion revolution forward.

Michelle Honeysett, Courtenay, BC

 

I grew up watching Raffi's concerts and listening to his songs, and now that I have my own baby, I am having so much fun introducing her to Raffi's music - something that celebrates childhood and innocence.

I am also a psychologist who has worked with families and children, and if more families practiced "child honouring" and practiced compassion within their own families and communities, I would be out of work - and so happy about it!

Barbara Toohill, East Peoria, Illinois

 

I am a beluga grad myself...Raffi was a huge part of my life in the 80's as a young child. I am bringing his music into my children's lives now too. It's just the best! As for child honouring, you're right, it starts with the children!

Amber Chartier, Mission, BC

 

Still love the music and am passing it along to my nieces and nephews and friend's children. I hope to go into social work and I KNOW I was inspired at an early age by the compassion and love in Raffi's songs.

Katherine Davis, Santa Monica, CA

 

I have enjoyed Raffi for years since my sister played baby beluga non-stop for her son in the 80s. Now I have my own son who loves Raffi.  We love your music and continue to listen and sing it together as a family….  I'm 46 but when I'm feeling down I'll sing one of your songs to get a positive vibe going and try to change my mood.

Jim Boulay, Bloomington, Montana

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from Shelbyville IN
Nov 16, 2010

Raffi, I am a Beluga Grad. I'm 31 years old and have a two year old daughter. Every night ends with carrying Kieran down the hallway and fulfilling this simple request, "Sing Beluga Daddy." I am a Police Officer in Shelbyville, IN. My daughter loves the police car (the woo-woo). So we have to sing Baby Beluga to the woo-woo. That is Kieran's nightly ritual. I recently told my younger sister about Kieran's love for your music. It brought back such fond memories of our childhood. I was fortune enough to see you in concert in Indianapolis when I was a child with my siblings. Thank you for everything you have done and continue to do for me and all children. You are a shining star! Keep up the good work. Unfortunately I see some pretty bad situations our children are put in. It breaks my heart everytime. I can deal with a lot of issues. However, when it comes to our children, it is difficult to understand how some people take for granted how precious they are. I consider myself a part of the compassion revolution already. I will continue to fight for our kids to ensure they have a safe, meaningful, and enjoyable childhood. God Bless, Jeremy O'Connor
Jeremy O'Connor

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