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Crescent Heights Language Arts Social Justice Magnet School in Los Angeles, Calif., in 2012. (Courtesy of LynnEllen Friedman)
Crescent Heights Language Arts Social Justice Magnet School in Los Angeles, Calif., in 2012. (Courtesy of LynnEllen Friedman)

After a chance meeting on an airplane, school volunteer LynnEllen Friedman was inspired to help Timothy Tucker feel closer to home during his first deployment to Afghanistan. The letters and care packages he received were as unexpected as their meeting. Read and listen to the full story here.

Plus, how small tokens and gifts from neighbors helped a mother and her teenage daughter as the young girl struggled with a mysterious illness. Read the full story here.

Andrea Asuaje Twitter Reporter/Producer, Kind World
Andrea Asuaje is a reporter and producer in WBUR’s iLab, where she makes Kind World. She is honored to share these emotional and impactful stories of hope, love and compassion with the WBUR audience.

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Yasmin Amer Twitter Producer, Kind World
Yasmin Amer is a producer and reporter for WBUR’s Kind World podcast.

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