Meet Russell and Lori, Rin’s homestay parents & Haruka experts

Haru: How do they know that?
Rin: Uh, well...



Russell and Lori are very important. 

To Rin, who’s lost his father and become distant to his maternal family; there’s nothing more heartwarming than coming back to a country he lived in for a short while and being greeted with open arms.


Russell and Lori treat Rin like their own son and they treat Haru with the same casual, loving and friendly atmosphere. 

What Rin needed the most in his hard, insecure and lonely days in Australia was family and friendship. Lori and Russell instinctively knew that something was wrong with Rin and worried and fussed over him as any other family would do. Despite the hardships of Rin’s limited English.


He wasn’t treat like some kid who turned up from Japan to swim. 


These two wonderful parents are even treating Haru like a beloved family member, asking him how he is and about his life because they know just how important Haru is to Rin. Lori even makes sure to cook food that Haru is familiar with so he doesn’t feel as uncomfortable in this new foreign place. 



Haru has probably never experienced this sort of behavior coming from anyone but the Tachibana family so I think that with Haru being exposed to a family atmosphere is a really crucial part of his development and also, to his happiness. Haruka was in denial of his friendships and about where he stood in the world, with his introduction to Lori and Russell he’s reminded of the close bonds and ties he has to his own friends and family. This is the reason why he’s pulled out of his slump.

TLDR: This is basically just an appreciation post for Rin’s amazing Australian host family.


 the walking dead meme: ★ six deaths/walkers -> 2/6

-> Lori is dying to save Judith

You are going to beat this world, I know you will. You are smart, and you are strong, and you are so brave, and I love you. You gotta do what’s right. It’s so easy to do the wrong thing in this world. So, so, if it feels wrong don’t do it, alright? If it feels easy don’t do it, don’t let this world spoil you. You’re so good, my sweet boy. Best thing I ever did and I love you, I love you. My sweet, sweet, boy I love you.



She’s plugging a bird store that’s known to sell sick birds from bird mills, and perpetuating the thought of parrots as decorations, not living, emotional, intelligent beings.

I’m looking into doing a counter collection of victims of the bred-for-profit bird trade.

If you have a plucker, a bird with a sad story, email me at nofeatherleftbehind@gmail.com or message me here. I want to work with you to bring awareness.

Let’s bring education from this lack of it. Also, beware of the avian community - we are just as loud as our birds.


That last smiles of Russell and Lori… Rin said he was sorry about making them worry, but then they only smiled like saying, “don’t be sorry, we were happy taking care of you. We’re glad you’re going it well now, because we were worried about you being sad, because we love you”.

And the first smiles, when Rin asked if they knew about his depression when he was a child, totally surprised… And Russell and Lori only smiled like saying “of course we knew, you silly, beloved child. Who do you think we are? Do you know how worried we were about you, about your happiness?”

I’m really in love with these people, really. I’M TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH THEM.