It's hard to believe that someone could actually go through that in a country like South Korea. As a country they seem too advanced for that to really happen, though things have changed there in the last decade or two. For him to go through all of that and to manage what he does is unbelievable. Tear-jerking, absolutely, But I hope it's true because the rage of finding out otherwise would be unimaginable.
Here's more sadness for the topic, though most will probably have seen it already: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTVo9L4zGb8
You do not have the right to never be offended.