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World's favourite anti-racist veteran tributes Anzacs at Auckland dawn service

John Sato earned the affection and the hearts of people across the globe after a photo of him went viral.

The 95-year-old took four buses to attend an anti-racism rally in Central Auckland days after the Christchurch mosque attacks.

And now the veteran has displayed his compassion and kindness again by attending the Auckland dawn service today to honour fallen soldiers.

Mr Sato joined the services when he was 18 and says he hopes the world will know that war is not necessary.

"Mankind should learn, it’s a slow process," he told TVNZ1's Seven Sharp.

For more wisdom from Mr Sato and a full view of how he marked Anzac Day, watch the above clip.

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    Mr Sato said it’s the least he can do to honour and respect the fallen. Source: Seven Sharp