Apparently, when martial artist and action star Jet Li was just a boy, he and his team went to Washington and performed their wushu routine for Nixon, who asked him if he’d like to be his personal bodyguard someday. The cheeky little fella said, “I don’t want to protect any individual. When I grow up, I want to defend my one billion Chinese countrymen!”
That was quite a good answer, in my opinion. Nowadays, it looks like he’s making good on his promise. Jet Li’s an ambassador for Red Cross and he has also established a group called The One Foundation. The organization aims to help provide faster aid for victims of natural disasters in China and also to address adolescent depression and mental illness.
Check out all videos from The One Foundation here. If anyone could translate them, that would be really great.
Thanks to Linton for the tip!