January 8th, 2019
Reporter Shirley Wang tells the story of her father, Lin Wang, a cat-litter scientist who befriended NBA Hall-of-Famer Charles Barkley.
After The Flood
January 1st, 2019
Coach Kevin Motsinger was one of many North Carolinians displaced by Hurricane Florence earlier this year. Despite his own devastating losses, the …
An Unbroken Record
December 24th, 2018
Iowa basketball player Jordan Bohannon had the perfect opportunity to break an existing free throw record and solidify his name in Iowa sports …
December 17th, 2018
Community worker Cathy Heying realized that cars are the lifeline for many people with financial struggles. She decided to dedicate herself to helping others get that lifeline back.
A Priceless Collection
December 10th, 2018
A bereaved grandfather was looking for cards of his deceased son, who used to play in the MLB. When he reached out to an avid baseball card …
The Teacher's Aid
December 3rd, 2018
When Jenn Carson found out her father was a serial killer, she thought she was doomed to follow a dark path. But then she met a teacher who could …
More Than A Trim
November 26th, 2018
Lenny White always wanted a job that would bring him purpose. After becoming a barber, he realized his trims could offer so much more to men with …
The Marching Band
November 19th, 2018
Drew Bell knew he wanted to be in his high school's marching band even though he couldn't walk. A friend's act of kindness, and sacrifice, helped …
November 12th, 2018
Baby Aubree was born nearly three months early and was diagnosed with a rare chromosomal disorder. One of her therapists helped her mother record songs to play to Aubree when her parents are away.
February 28th, 2018
Much like addressing racism, covering a tattoo can be more complicated than getting the original.
February 5th, 2018
“The ocean was one of the most important relationships in my life," Shannon Leone Fowler says. "Sometimes, the most important."
December 18th, 2017
Julie Lindahl and Rachael Cerrotti of our previous two episodes meet, and a twist of fate changes everything for Rachael.
December 4th, 2017
For Rachael Cerrotti, history keeps circling back to the present.
November 20th, 2017
Julie Lindahl felt burdened by an indescribable guilt, a feeling she could never understand.
While I'm Here
November 6th, 2017
Bob doesn’t want a day to go by when he doesn’t help someone.
Into The Sea
October 9th, 2017
As far as she knew, Roberta Ursrey and most of her family were about to die.
September 25th, 2017
Willow was going to turn 3 the day Hurricane Irma hit Florida, but both birthday and hurricane were about to be overshadowed.
September 11th, 2017
You must decide whether to do what you think is right -- but it means losing everything. What do you do?
August 28th, 2017
10-year-old Phil's dreams were dark.
August 14th, 2017
It was supposed to be a standard procedure. Then something went very wrong.
June 29th, 2017
Jim Abbott was an improbable major league pitcher.
June 22nd, 2017
On a November night, Ted Hakey felt uneasy about his neighbors.
June 12th, 2017
Alice's dad was losing his words, and then he had just two phrases left.
A Different Window
May 1st, 2017
Bostonians aren’t always known for their friendly, helpful nature, but Blair Wong has discovered a very different side to the city’s inhabitants.
The Boy With Long Lashes
April 11th, 2017
People ask Mohamed if he's crazy. He says he wouldn't live any other way.
When The Sun Came Out
March 27th, 2017
Norah and Dan were an unlikely pair.
March 14th, 2017
When President Trump signed an executive order in January, one family feared their daughter's life was at stake.
So Much More
February 28th, 2017
The story begins with an open wound.
December 20th, 2016
They didn't all know each other, but they knew their friend needed help.
Pick Up The Soap
December 13th, 2016
After a breakup left Laura in rough shape, Ruthy and Bill stepped up to pick her up.
Bonding In A Checkout Line
December 6th, 2016
“The moment in the grocery store will just be something that I’ll always remember,” Suzie Skougard says.
September 20th, 2016
Michael Reagan turned his life upside down to draw portraits of service people who died in Iraq or Afghanistan. Four thousand portraits later, he finally understood why.
September 6th, 2016
The gift a father thought he didn’t want ended up being exactly what he needed.
The Judge And The Jail
August 30th, 2016
A judge in North Carolina came up with an unusual way to enforce the law. His unorthodox decision ended up having a huge impact on one veteran’s …
The Little Giant
August 23rd, 2016
When Curtis Bishop was homeless, most people looked right past him. One stranger reached out in the middle of a food court and helped change his life.
May 12th, 2016
James Carlsen's guitar never left his side until he sold it to feed his heroin addiction.
For All To See
May 5th, 2016
Ever dream about finding yourself naked in a crowd?
April 28th, 2016
Deborah Greene was on a routine grocery run at Whole Foods when her brother called with terrible news.
Years after a car accident partially paralyzed her, Lauren Watson saw an aerial acrobatics demonstration in a local mall and decided she needed to learn it herself.
So Chocolate Bar
April 14th, 2016
Watching his friend cope with a rare liver disease, Dylan Siegel was determined to help. So he set out to raise $1 million for research.
Not Just Some History
December 24th, 2015
Joel Obermayer has recently come to see his father in a new light -- and learned that one of his father's projects helped grow a web of people around the world.
That Way Madness Lies
December 17th, 2015
When she took her seat for a performance of King Lear one Saturday night, Barb Cone had no idea what enormous significance it would have for her 48 …
She Remembers It All
December 4th, 2015
Tragedy brought two women together. Now memories keep them close.
Kind World To Go: A Thanksgiving Special
November 25th, 2015
Here's a downloadable Kind World playlist that will put you in the mood to give thanks.
Off The List
November 24th, 2015
Sasha Chanoff was in his mid-20s when he faced an urgent decision unlike any he'd encountered before - and more than 100 lives depended on it.
#17: The Goodness Deep Within
April 9th, 2015
Max Evans lived on the streets of Boston near the New England Aquarium, making his bed between two jersey barriers each night. He was known for being gruff, feisty, and unkempt, but these traits belied an inner …
In Lovers' Quarrel, A Stranger Intervenes
March 12th, 2015
Janne Vanessche and her boyfriend were fighting - a lovers' quarrel. The argument was over something trivial, but, to an outsider, things may have looked serious. When Janne fled to a nearby park to let off steam, she …
Sister Sue, The Nun At The County Jail
February 26th, 2015
Sister Sue Kintzele's phone number is written on the wall near the pay phone at the county jail. When prisoners can't make bail, they tell their family to call Sister Sue.
A Town Rallies For Hikers In Need
January 28th, 2015
Nearing the end of her months-long hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, Brittany Goodson began to panic. Days of unrelenting rain had soaked her gear, and hypothermia threatened. Brittany and dozens of other hikers were …
Kind World #13: 'Take Me Back To Venice'
January 14th, 2015
As Parkinson’s disease worsened for Bernard Michaels, his family took him on a final trip to Europe. Early in the trip, a slip in Venice, Italy landed him in the hospital. His daughter, Sonia, set out with a …
The Turner Girls
December 23rd, 2014
Jen Turner had always wanted to be a mom. But when she developed macular edema, an eye disease, doctors warned her that pregnancy could result in …
A House, Now A Home
December 10th, 2014
Everything seemed to be going wrong in Maureen Festa's life. Her marriage was ending, her mother was dying, and she faced having to leave the neighborhood she loved. She'd learned of a potential new apartment just down …
A Stranger Asks, 'Why Not Me?'
November 26th, 2014
Dr. Ferenc Jolesz's kidneys were failing fast. The estimated wait time for a cadaver transplant was five to 10 years. He didn't have that kind of …
'A Second Mother To Me'
November 19th, 2014
Every year at De Smet Jesuit High School in St. Louis, Missouri, students gather for a mother/son Mass and breakfast. Having lost his mom in middle …
Strangers At The Airport
November 13th, 2014
Emily Proctor was traveling to Florida to visit a friend in need. When a thunderstorm caused her to miss a connecting flight, it looked like she'd be spending the night in the airport. That's when a stranger wrapped an …
A Small Act Of Grace
November 5th, 2014
When Maureen O'Rourke's father was dying from Alzheimer's, she vowed to stay with him until the end. Death seemed imminent, but days turned into weeks, and Maureen contemplated leaving her father's side. That's when a …
An Ordinary, Beautiful Life
January 8th, 2014
Shelagh Gordon was another name in the obituaries, an ordinary woman who had died suddenly of a massive brain aneurysm at the age of 55. But something in her obituary stood out to a journalist at the Toronto Star. For …
A Place That's Safe
December 25th, 2013
How far would you go to a help a person in need? When Ron Jones, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, got to know a young couple who were struggling …
Reddit Sends Its Love
December 17th, 2013
Scott Widak had a smile for everyone and an open heart. When he became terminally ill, his nephew took to Reddit, asking the online community to send letters to his uncle with Down syndrome and listing some of his …
December 11th, 2013
Karim Alagha worked for 25 years at a gas station in Cambridge. He was immensely loving and deeply empathetic; he asked people how they felt and …
A Minister's Challenge
December 3rd, 2013
Reverend Nathan Detering is minister at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Area Church in Sherborn, Massachusetts. Last holiday season, he …
When The Parachute Failed
November 26th, 2013
A skydiving instructor in Texas, David Hartsock, was making his last jump for the day. His student was Shirley Dygert, a 54-year-old wife and …