Kind World

Kind World
Kind World is a show about how a single act of kindness can change someone’s life. In each episode, hosts and reporters Yasmin Amer and Andrea Asuaje search the world for good news stories that will restore your faith in humanity. A production of WBUR.

More Than A Letter
May 22 • 8 min
Why a heartfelt thank-you letter from an 11-year-old to her mail carrier resonated with people across the country.
A Moment Of Kindness From Jessie
May 21 • 2 min
Jessie Spellman, of New York, N.Y., tells us about an emotional and unforgettable birthday surprise.
Bringing Generations Closer Together
May 18 • 20 min
Stories of kindness that span across different generations.
A Moment Of Kindness From Anna
May 14 • 2 min
Anna Baumgaertner, of Davie, Fla., tells us about a student performance that she calls the highlight of her year.
How To Find Peace In A Pandemic
May 11 • 15 min
Dr. Laurie Santos, professor of psychologist at Yale University and host of the podcast, The Happiness Lab, gives us advice on practices we can all adopt as we cope with the anxiety of the coronavirus crisis.
A Moment Of Kindness From Carly
May 7 • 3 min
Carly Shields, of Salt Lake City, Utah, tells us about the sweet ways her 3rd grade students are thinking about #COVIDKindness.
Celebrating Milestones
May 4 • 13 min
Finding creative ways to celebrate the class of 2020. Also, how a dedicated mentor changed one man’s path.
A Moment Of Kindness From Kelly
Apr 30 • 2 min
Kelly Brooks, in Boston, Mass., called us to tell us about a project she’s been working on to bring people together during the pandemic. The origins of her project date back to 2014 and a diagnosis that changed her life.
‘There’s Always Hope’
Apr 27 • 14 min
Voicemails about kindness during coronavirus from our listeners! Plus, a woman’s quick trip to the grocery store turns into a nightmare as she becomes involved in a hostage crisis at a California Trader Joe’s. Donate to support Kind World:…
A Moment Of Kindness From Becca
Apr 23 • 2 min
Becca Andrews had recently moved to New York City to pursue her acting dreams. One day, as she was riding the subway, she experienced a small act of kindness that would make a big difference.
Into The Desert
Apr 20 • 17 min
CBS’s Steve Hartman joins us to talk kindness during Coronavirus PLUS a story about finding solace in nature and new friends. If you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text…
A Moment Of Kindness From Suzie
Apr 16 • 2 min
Suzie Hicks, of Los Angeles, tells us how her “chosen family” helped her one summer when a string of bad headaches turned into a serious medical condition.
A Shining Light
Apr 13 • 14 min
How can worshippers come together during religious holidays during the coronavirus pandemic? Our latest #COVIDKindness update. Then, a story about how a friend’s kind act assured a woman in a painful struggle that she would make it through the darkness.
A Moment Of Kindness From Andrea
Apr 9 • 2 min
The Power Of Love
Apr 6 • 14 min
We talk about creative ways people are dealing with social isolation during the pandemic. Also, a story about why one woman turned her house into a sanctuary for women in recovery.
A Moment Of Kindness From Angela
Apr 3 • 1 min
Finding Hope By Giving Life
Mar 30 • 14 min
In this week’s #COVIDKindness update, we discuss help by and for medical professionals. Plus, how one man’s search for a kidney donor brought him closer to a colleague and friend looking to restore her faith in patient care.
A Moment Of Kindness From Laura
Mar 26 • 2 min
Laura Niverson, a high school English teacher in Tucson, Ariz., shared with us a story of how her students helped her as she was grieving a difficult loss.
#COVIDKindness & Building A Winning Team
Mar 23 • 13 min
Neighbors helping neighbors during the coronavirus crisis. Plus, the humble beginnings of a remarkable movement to educate generations of refugee children.
A Moment Of Kindness From Marianne
Mar 19 • 2 min
Marianne McCarthy, of New Haven, Conn., shares the story of a stranger who led her to safety during a crowded concert.
The Birthday Meal
Mar 16 • 17 min
When Nancy Kinnally helped a young man living on the streets, she never imagined how meaningful a hot meal and a little hospitality could be.
A Moment Of Kindness From Mallory
Mar 12 • 3 min
Listener Mallory Van Fossen tells us about the time a complete stranger came to her rescue after an accident.
‘I’ll Never Cry Again’
Mar 9 • 13 min
Nguyen Thi Dep was forced to give up her daughter during the Vietnam War. She spent decades searching for her, until a stranger decided to help.
More Good News: New Season Starts 3/10
Feb 24 • 2 min
We know there’s a lot going on in the news, and sometimes, it’s hard to see the good when so much seems bad. But here at Kind World, we know there are still compassionate people doing amazing things for others every day — small good deeds and…
Kindness From Our … Exes?
Feb 13 • 7 min
Breakups can involve complicated feelings and simmering resentments. But we asked some of our friends and colleagues to reflect back and think about the nice things their exes have done for them. We got some pretty great answers.
Returning A Family Treasure
Feb 10 • 11 min
When a filmmaker bought an old VCR for a video project, he was surprised to find a VHS tape inside, featuring a remarkable family moment. He was determined to find the family in the video.
Glimmers Of Light Amid Darkness
Jan 24 • 9 min
Edith Rubin, 91, survived the holocaust. More than 75 years after she was rescued from a Nazi camp, she remembers the rare moments of kindness she experienced during the darkest time in her life.
The “Thank You Project”
Jan 13 • 11 min
When Writer Nancy Davis Kho decided to spend an entire year writing “thank-you” letters, she didn’t expect just how transformative it would be.
Holiday Playlist: The Gift Of Kindness
Dec 23, 2019 • 25 min
A collection of Kind World stories that showcase the power of a small but life-changing gift.
Teaching Kids To “Be Kind”
Dec 19, 2019 • 13 min
An author shares her thoughts on how kids can take an active role in creating a better world. Plus, we visit a children’s book shop to check out some favorite stories about kindness.
‘The Power Of Niceness’
Dec 16, 2019 • 12 min
Six years ago, Ruthy Brown answered Laura DiGeronimo’s cry for help on Facebook, agreeing to clear her driveway piled high with snow. Neither woman expected the simple but significant act of kindness to change Laura’s life dramatically for the better.
Kind World Presents: “Endless Thread”
Dec 12, 2019 • 23 min
A slew of unexpected letters, one awesome invention, and an exceptionally kind Santa. These are some of the most heartwarming stories from Reddit - aka “the front page of the internet.”
‘The Bike Man’
Dec 9, 2019 • 11 min
Bob Charland doesn’t know how much time he has left to live. But he knows that while he’s here, he wants to bring joy to as many kids as possible.
Kind World Presents: We Share The Same Sky
Dec 5, 2019 • 22 min
In 2017, Rachael Cerrotti shared her story with Kind World. This year, she released a podcast called “We Share The Same Sky,” detailing her grandmother Hana’s incredible story of survival — and the journey Rachael took to learn every bit of it.
A Remarkable Family History
Dec 2, 2019 • 14 min
Rachael Cerrotti spent the last decade obsessing over her family history. She uncovered a remarkable story about her grandmother, Hana Dubova, who was the only person in her Jewish Czech family to survive the Holocaust.
Change Of Heart
Nov 25, 2019 • 15 min
Rais Bhuiyan was almost killed by a white supremacist. The hate-filled attack shattered his life. As Rais picked up the pieces, he then decided to do something extraordinary.
The Crash And The Camino
Nov 18, 2019 • 19 min
Mark Joseph Peredo and Luke Hutchins may have never crossed paths. But in the aftermath of a highway crash, the two men needed to find a different way to heal. They set off together to walk a centuries-old pilgrimage.
“Is Everything OK?”
Nov 11, 2019 • 16 min
Lynn Schutzman had right education, the right job, and the right marriage. Then, she lost everything…until one day, someone asked her a life-changing question.
The Bugler’s Salute
Nov 4, 2019 • 15 min
When Gary Marquardt attended a veteran’s funeral and heard a squeaky recording of taps honoring the fallen soldier, he was taken aback. Then he learned about an organization that aims to have a live bugler at every veteran’s memorial service.
The Road To Reconnection
Oct 28, 2019 • 23 min
When Chick McClure, a transgender man, began transitioning three years ago, he was terrified his father would reject him. Then one day, Chick got an unexpected call from his father.
Lifelines, Pt. 3: A Place Of Respite
Oct 21, 2019 • 15 min
A woman, who fled her country after a vicious attack, now helps other refugees overcome trauma.
Lifelines, Pt. 2: The Sidewalk School
Oct 11, 2019 • 22 min
Many of the migrants living at the Matamoros, Mexico border encampment are young children. To help them, Felicia Rangel-Samponaro began a makeshift school where the classes are led by asylum-seekers themselves.
Lifelines, Pt. 1: Wagons Of Hope
Oct 7, 2019 • 18 min
We cross the southern border with a dedicated group of volunteers, who are the only source of food, clean water, and shelter for hundreds of asylum seekers.
Kind World Presents: ‘Lifelines’
Sep 30, 2019 • 1 min
Kind World Presents “Lifelines:’ Stories of Compassion At The Southern Border.
Changing A Life Through Books
Sep 16, 2019 • 6 min
Reading and a chance encounter with a former English teacher helped Dan Wise through what he called the scariest time in his life.
BONUS: The Wisdom Of The Moving Man
Aug 30, 2019 • 19 min
When we take stock of the people who matter most to us, there are the spouses, the family members, the best friends, the partners. And then there are the people who aren’t any of those things, but who change our lives anyway.
Expanding Boundaries Through Music
Aug 19, 2019 • 9 min
Classical Violinist David France came to realize that students from low-income backgrounds could excel just as much as wealthy ones, if they have the right teacher.
BONUS: One Kid’s Extraordinary Summer
Aug 5, 2019 • 8 min
11-year-old Ruby asked residents at a nursing home to list their three wishes. What they said - and what she did next - surprised everyone.
A Sun That Keeps Shining
Jul 22, 2019 • 12 min
Almost three years ago, Norah Wood, 6, helped Dan Peterson, 84, through his grief. Today, their friendship is still as strong as ever.
A Stranger’s Rescue
Jul 15, 2019 • 13 min
When Michael Connor saw a burning car on the side of the road, he stopped to see how he could help. He didn’t expect to save a child’s life seconds before a disaster.
A Sister, A Surrogate
Jul 8, 2019 • 11 min
In 2014, Melissa Turner went above and beyond the bond of sisterhood to become a surrogate for her identical twin, Jen. Five years since the birth of Jen’s own twin girls, the sisters have experienced tremendous joy and unimaginable tragedy.
The Valedictorian
Jul 1, 2019 • 10 min
José Bou went from solitary confinement to college professor and youth mentor.
Finding Family After Seeking Asylum
Jun 24, 2019 • 13 min
A young man fled his country for the U.S. after his life was threatened. He lost everything and spiraled into a deep depression. That’s when a family stepped up to help him rebuild his life.
A Story Of Basketball, Friendship And Mental Health
Jun 17, 2019 • 23 min
When David Pradel was going through a hard time, Nate Edwards was there to help. But David didn’t know that Nate was suffering from depression, too.
Kids Fuel Scientific Breakthrough
Jun 10, 2019 • 12 min
Six years ago, Dylan Siegel thought of a way to help his friend living with a rare liver disease. Now, his idea is funding life-changing scientific research.
A Connecting Flight
Jun 3, 2019 • 13 min
After a chance meeting on an airplane, school volunteer LynnEllen was inspired to help Timothy feel closer to home during his first deployment to Afghanistan. The letters he received were as unexpected as their meeting.
Rebuilding Lives Through Tiny Houses
May 27, 2019 • 14 min
A couple forced into homelessness finds shelter and community in a tiny house village built by volunteers.
A Recipe For Renewal
May 20, 2019 • 12 min
When Chef Rebecca Kelly-Manders met Quintin Storey, she knew he was perfect for her new culinary program catering to a special population: people with felony convictions. It’s a population Rebecca and Quintin know intimately. They’re both felons.
BONUS: A Conversation With Drummers Jonathan Mande And Jorge Perez-Albela
May 16, 2019 • 13 min
In “The Rhythm Within,” we spoke to Jonathan Mande and Jorge Perez-Albela about how they developed a close bond through drumming. Here are some additional highlights from our conversation with them at the WBUR studios.
The Rhythm Within
May 13, 2019 • 13 min
A boy from the Democratic Republic of Congo moves to Boston with his family after living through harrowing civil unrest. As he struggles in his new reality, a drumming teacher steps in and helps him find his identity.
Stand-In Mom
May 6, 2019 • 13 min
Sara Cunningham struggled when her son told her he was gay. Now she volunteers as a stand-in mom at same-sex weddings when the biological parents refuse to attend.
An Adoption Calling Answered
Apr 29, 2019 • 12 min
A woman with a rare disease and her husband decide to expand their little family by adopting boys who all share the same rare disease she does.
Love For The Least Loved
Apr 22, 2019 • 14 min
Growing up in a violent and chaotic home almost pushed Aaron Stark to commit a mass shooting. He says the simple acts of kindness from his friends stopped him from making a horrible mistake.
Stuck in Transit
Apr 15, 2019 • 14 min
A Syrian man is stuck at an airport terminal for months and a determined stranger makes it her mission to help him get out.
Trailer: new season starts April 16!
Apr 9, 2019 • 1 min
Kind World is a show about transformative acts of kindness. We’ve got stories that will inspire you, lift your spirit, and stories that may even make you tear up a little. Our new season begins April 16. Subscribe now and don’t miss an episode.
All-Star Friendship
Jan 8, 2019 • 15 min
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
Jan 1, 2019 • 9 min
Coach Kevin Motsinger was one of many North Carolinians displaced by Hurricane Florence earlier this year. Despite his own devastating losses, the 45-year-old high school football coach focused on rebuilding his small, rural town.
An Unbroken Record
Dec 24, 2018 • 8 min
Iowa basketball player Jordan Bohannon had the perfect opportunity to break an existing free throw record and solidify his name in Iowa sports history. He decided to sacrifice it all for the sake of one family.
The Lift
Dec 17, 2018 • 6 min
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
Dec 10, 2018 • 7 min
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 collector for help, he got way more than he ever expected.
The Teacher’s Aid
Dec 3, 2018 • 10 min
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 see “the goodness” in her.
More Than A Trim
Nov 26, 2018 • 5 min
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 dementia.
The Marching Band
Nov 19, 2018 • 6 min
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 him do just that.
Aubree’s Songs
Nov 12, 2018 • 7 min
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.
New Ink
Feb 28, 2018 • 7 min
Much like addressing racism, covering a tattoo can be more complicated than getting the original.
The Betrayal
Feb 5, 2018 • 9 min
“The ocean was one of the most important relationships in my life,” Shannon Leone Fowler says. “Sometimes, the most important.”
The Bridge
Dec 18, 2017 • 7 min
Julie Lindahl and Rachael Cerrotti of our previous two episodes meet, and a twist of fate changes everything for Rachael.
Dec 4, 2017 • 8 min
For Rachael Cerrotti, history keeps circling back to the present.
The Secret
Nov 20, 2017 • 7 min
Julie Lindahl felt burdened by an indescribable guilt, a feeling she could never understand.
While I’m Here
Nov 6, 2017 • 6 min
Bob doesn’t want a day to go by when he doesn’t help someone.
Into The Sea
Oct 9, 2017 • 8 min
As far as she knew, Roberta Ursrey and most of her family were about to die.
The Storm
Sep 25, 2017 • 6 min
Willow was going to turn 3 the day Hurricane Irma hit Florida, but both birthday and hurricane were about to be overshadowed.
Turning Point
Sep 11, 2017 • 8 min
You must decide whether to do what you think is right — but it means losing everything. What do you do?
Open Road
Aug 28, 2017 • 6 min
10-year-old Phil’s dreams were dark.
The Patient
Aug 14, 2017 • 6 min
It was supposed to be a standard procedure. Then something went very wrong.
Almost Impossible
Jun 29, 2017 • 7 min
Jim Abbott was an improbable major league pitcher.
Four Bullets
Jun 22, 2017 • 7 min
On a November night, Ted Hakey felt uneasy about his neighbors.
Dying Words
Jun 12, 2017 • 6 min
Alice’s dad was losing his words, and then he had just two phrases left.
A Different Window
May 1, 2017 • 7 min
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
Apr 11, 2017 • 4 min
People ask Mohamed if he’s crazy. He says he wouldn’t live any other way.
When The Sun Came Out
Mar 27, 2017 • 6 min
Norah and Dan were an unlikely pair.
A Beginning
Mar 14, 2017 • 8 min
When President Trump signed an executive order in January, one family feared their daughter’s life was at stake.
So Much More
Feb 28, 2017 • 6 min
The story begins with an open wound.
Secret Sisters
Dec 20, 2016 • 7 min
They didn’t all know each other, but they knew their friend needed help.
Pick Up The Soap
Dec 13, 2016 • 7 min
After a breakup left Laura in rough shape, Ruthy and Bill stepped up to pick her up.
Bonding In A Checkout Line
Dec 6, 2016 • 7 min
“The moment in the grocery store will just be something that I’ll always remember,” Suzie Skougard says.
The Portrait
Sep 20, 2016 • 6 min
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.
The Heartbeat
Sep 6, 2016 • 5 min
The gift a father thought he didn’t want ended up being exactly what he needed.
The Judge And The Jail
Aug 30, 2016 • 7 min
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 life.
The Little Giant
Aug 23, 2016 • 5 min
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.
Finding James
May 12, 2016 • 7 min
James Carlsen’s guitar never left his side until he sold it to feed his heroin addiction.
For All To See
May 5, 2016 • 6 min
Ever dream about finding yourself naked in a crowd?
Apr 28, 2016 • 7 min
Deborah Greene was on a routine grocery run at Whole Foods when her brother called with terrible news.
Apr 21, 2016 • 6 min
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
Apr 14, 2016 • 7 min
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
Dec 24, 2015 • 7 min
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
Dec 17, 2015 • 8 min
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.
She Remembers It All
Dec 4, 2015 • 7 min
Tragedy brought two women together. Now memories keep them close.
Kind World To Go: A Thanksgiving Special
Nov 25, 2015 • 30 min
Here’s a downloadable Kind World playlist that will put you in the mood to give thanks.
Off The List
Nov 24, 2015 • 7 min
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
Apr 9, 2015 • 4 min
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…
In Lovers’ Quarrel, A Stranger Intervenes
Mar 12, 2015 • 4 min
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…
Sister Sue, The Nun At The County Jail
Feb 26, 2015 • 4 min
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
Jan 28, 2015 • 5 min
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 forced off the trail, and eventually…
Kind World #13: ‘Take Me Back To Venice’
Jan 14, 2015 • 5 min
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 collapsible wheelchair to meet him, but…
The Turner Girls
Dec 23, 2014 • 5 min
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 permanent loss of sight. Seeing her sister’s distress, Jen’s identical twin, Mel, made an unconventional…
A House, Now A Home
Dec 10, 2014 • 4 min
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 the street, but, on the day she’d…
A Stranger Asks, ‘Why Not Me?’
Nov 26, 2014 • 6 min
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 time. But an article in the local paper led a stranger to ask, “Why not me?”
‘A Second Mother To Me’
Nov 19, 2014 • 5 min
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 school, Michael Tambone hadn’t attended the event. But in his Junior year, Frances Schmitz, a friend’s…
Strangers At The Airport
Nov 13, 2014 • 3 min
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 arm around her, saying everything…
A Small Act Of Grace
Nov 5, 2014 • 4 min
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 small gesture from a nurse gave her…
An Ordinary, Beautiful Life
Jan 8, 2014 • 7 min
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 weeks, Catherine Porter had been…
A Place That’s Safe
Dec 25, 2013 • 5 min
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 and learned about their background, he made the decision that money alone would not be enough to truly make a…
Reddit Sends Its Love
Dec 17, 2013 • 9 min
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 eclectic interests. Scott’s story…
Remembering Karim
Dec 11, 2013 • 6 min
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 truly listened to their answers. Over time, a community formed around Karim and the station. An invisible…
A Minister’s Challenge
Dec 3, 2013 • 4 min
Reverend Nathan Detering is minister at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Area Church in Sherborn, Massachusetts. Last holiday season, he tried an experiment with his congregation — “reverse offering,” where instead of members donating money to the…
When The Parachute Failed
Nov 26, 2013 • 8 min
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 grandmother who was jumping for the first time. When everything went wrong, Hartsock determined that there was no…