So he decided to reach the Sunday Rally from his home in the suburb of Auckland in Auckland.
Having arrived there, he was supported on the arms of a policeman and another man. The scene was shot in a photo taken by Alexa Unrein, who also participated in the march.
"I was late for the march because I had back surgery some time ago," she told CNN. "While we were trying to catch up, we were lucky enough to witness the scene, I did not know who the old man was at the time, but it was so nice to see him there and how everyone was trying to help him, part to be of that which seemed very important to him. "
Sato, whose mother is Scottish and the father Japanese, admits that he is not in touch with the modern world. The attacks in Christchurch, however, have led him to show solidarity with the Muslim community and the resistance against racism.
"I think it's such a tragedy, and yet it has the other side, it brought people together, no matter what race or race it is, people suddenly realized we were all one. We care about each other, "he continued.
After checking in a mosque in a mosque in Pakuranga, not far from his place of residence, Sato decided to take more buses to get to the city center and attend the big rally.
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There he was helped by police and strangers in awe of the marching people. Others said they were running alongside Sato and were impressed by his unbelievable mood.