Grennan, Conor. Little Princes: one man’s promise to bring home the lost children of Nepal

Conor Grennan didn’t set out to be a hero.  In fact, the only reasons he volunteered to spend three months helping out in a Nepalese orphanage was that 1) it would be a great way to pick up women (Who could resist that resume item?) and 2) it made him sound less selfish to his family and friends as he outlined his plan to blow through his entire savings accumulated over 8 years in the working world since college graduation.

Before arriving at his post, Conor didn’t know anything about children, Nepal, or about the heartache that accompanies caring for children plucked from disastrous circumstances. His life changes when he finds out that these children are not orphans, but rather the victims of child trafficking whose parents believed they were being taken from a war zone to safety. Conor made a commitment to return these children to their homes, and soon moved to Kathmandu to start reconnecting these children with their families.

A little reminiscent of Three Cups of Tea, Conor’s self-effacing manner and humor makes him stand out as a reluctant hero to the world’s smallest victims.