Haiku Tutu’s advice: ‘Have a good heart’

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

FIRST PHOTO: Haiku grandmother Vivian Tianio poses with her grandchildren as her daughter, Anna Kusunoki, takes a photo at Kealia on Saturday morning. My grandkids give me a lot of energy to keep me alive,” Tianio said. “They say, ‘Hi tutu,’ and it makes my day. I have been blessed every day.” She said her advice to the kids is: “Always to be happy, always to help whoever is out there. Have a good heart.” In the back row are Sanoe Chong Kee (from left), 18, Kaiea Kusunoki, 12, Tianio, Gabriel Chong Kee, 15 and Kacia Chong Kee, 19. In the front row are Lamaku Kusunoki (from left), 8, Makai Kusunoki, 4, and Wehi Kusunoki, 6. Lamaku Kusunoki is holding the ashes of Aukai Kusunoki, who passed away when he was four months old. 

SECOND PHOTO: Anna Kusunoki uses her phone to snap photographs of family members Saturday. 


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