Stories of kindness and the profound effect that one act can have on our lives.

January 11, 2016

An Update On Episode 21: Entrepreneur Arthur Obermayer Has Died

“A year ago, I thought I would live on forever,” he said in December. “Since I’ve got advanced prostate cancer, I realize that my life is limited, and I’ve done as much as I could, as I can, to make the time I have meaningful and worthwhile.”

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December 24, 2015

Kind World #21: Not Just Some History

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.

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December 17, 2015

Kind World #20: That Way Madness Lies

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 hours later.

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December 11, 2015

Living With Dementia, A Former Addiction Counselor Relies On A Patient He Once Helped

The man whose life he changed says he’ll be there as long as he needs him.

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December 04, 2015

Kind World #19: She Remembers It All

Tragedy brought two women together. Now memories keep them close.

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November 25, 2015

Kind World To Go: A Thanksgiving Special

Here’s a downloadable Kind World playlist that will put you in the mood to give thanks.

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November 24, 2015

Kind World #18: Off The List

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.

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November 13, 2015

Max And The Yellow Coat

How a homeless man taught a nurse to see the goodness deep within.

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October 09, 2015

A Holocaust Survivor Explains The Significance Of 2 Pieces Of Chocolate

This remarkable story is just one of a collection featured in the film “Human.”

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October 02, 2015

This Dad And His Daughter Paint Each Other’s Nails

It’s something they’ve shared since she was two.

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September 24, 2015

3 Stories That Make Me See Kindness Differently

A cantankerous pilot, a love-spreading mission, and the divers of the deepest underwater caves.

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April 09, 2015

Kind World #17: The Goodness Deep Within

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 graciousness and sincerity that touched many of those around him.

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March 12, 2015

Kind World #16: In Lovers’ Quarrel, A Stranger Intervenes

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 was surprised to hear an unfamiliar voice call out to her.

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February 26, 2015

Kind World #15: Sister Sue, The Nun At The County Jail

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.

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February 05, 2015

Kind World Is Now A Podcast

Kind World, WBUR’s series celebrating stories of kindness, is now available as a podcast on iTunes.

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