“Don’t be obsessed by this,” is Kai’s message to the internet audiences that have followed his heroism a week ago. What emerges from this profile (as much as we’re willing to believe him) is certainly compelling.
TV station KMPH reporter Jacob Reisbeck has been as intrigued with this free spirit as much as I have over the past couple of weeks.
I was sucked into the story when Reisbeck released the unedited audio on You Tube from his initial interview, and in it, Kai began with a wish that everyone respect and be true to themselves. Who does that? This guy had just been picked up by a psychopath while hitchhiking, been involved in an auto wreck when the psycho crashed his car into a public works truck, intentionally injuring a man, and then pulled out his camp ax, to prevent the psycho from killing a woman, and his first words are to wish everyone inner peace? Color me intrigued.
It turns out Kai from West Virginia, isn’t Kai at all. He’s Caleb from Canada, who’s lived a life of pain, only to find peace with his universe. Or is he?
He could be pulling our leg on all of this, but one thing seems consistent. His wish that all of us find our center, and our place in the universe.
You go, Kai. Or Caleb. Or whoever the hell you are.