It's hard not to follow the tragic events unfolding in Japan.
Thousands dead, millions without access to food, water, heat and power - yet still there are tales of survival against all odds.
Three elderly people are expected to make a full recovery after spending twenty hours trapped in a car buried under debris.
In another story a 60-year-old man was plucked from his roof set adrift 15 km from shore by the massive wall of water that hit the coast.
He’s recovering in hospital.
Elsewhere, 42 survivors were pulled from the rubble in the Miyagi prefecture, where as many as 10,000 people were missing, feared dead.