Damian said he was mostly inspired by Brierley’s never give up attitude. “After listening to Saroo’s inspirational and moving story, it was an honour to finally meet him as well as being lucky enough to talk to him in person,” he said. 

“The part of Saroo’s speech that inspired me most was when he described how he didn’t and wouldn’t give up, despite everyone around him saying there was no chance he would find his family. As Saroo described, it was like finding a needle in a haystack, yet his grit, hard work and determination was incredible.”

Original article published on 5 October in the Guardian Express