Friends for Life

When Jason James Boudreaux’s card was declined at the grocery store last month, he went home with his groceries anyway. He went home with the groceries because Kevin Jones paid for them. Boudreaux went home with food and with a Friend for Life. It took a little bit of work, but Boudreaux tracked Jones down…Read more »

Remembering a Lifeline

Twenty years ago Sabrina Kronk was a newly single mom struggling to make ends meet.  One day she put her three-year-old daughter in the car to go off to daycare only to find the car wouldn’t start.  Her car had over 250,000 miles on it, and it had been in the shop quite frequently.  Eventually,…Read more »

A Winner

The first round of March Madness tips off today. Rutgers didn’t get a ticket to the Big Dance, but they already have a winner on their team. Cliff Omoruyi made the trip from Nigeria to New Jersey several years ago, and he’s been impressing people ever since. He’s impressive not just because of his play…Read more »

Revisiting Mr. Herman

Earlier this year, we brought you the story of Mr. Herman. He’s a school bus driver turned reading tutor, and the kids at his school love him. We saw an updated version of the story with an extended interview with him, so we wanted to revisit that story and share it with you. Mr. Herman…Read more »

The Bucket List

Do you have a Bucket List? You know . . . a list of things you want to do, see, complete before you die. Michael Carney had one, but he died tragically before completing it. Years later his daughter, Laura, found the list and got to work. She spent six years checking things off her…Read more »

A Hug of Teddies

A little boy had a dream of adoption . . . but not for himself. An Australian court brought back hope in humanity as they ruled in favor of a seven-year-old boy’s application for adoption of “a hug of teddies.” Teddy bears, that is. Read on to see how Family Court can bring tears of joy to…Read more »

2 x 2 = 2 x The Joy

It’s the second day of the month. A good day to talk about 2’s. Twins come in 2’s. How about two sets of twins coming in thirteen months?! Sounds crazy, right?! Brittany and Frankie Alba are living that life of twin joy. They’ve had twin boys and twin girls in thirteen months. Click the link…Read more »

Project Linus

You remember Linus and his blanket from Charlie Brown. Project Linus is an organization that delivers handmade blankets to children going through hard times. A generous and giving fifth grade class wanted to do something to give back to the community, and now they’re making blankets for Project Linus.  Kids helping kids . . . their…Read more »

Message in a Bottle

Do you remember the song “Message in a Bottle” by The Police? After watching today’s Story of Joy, you might wonder if that song was part of its inspiration. The story starts nearly forty years ago. A ten-year-old boy in Florida decided to write a note, and a family found it decades later. Click the…Read more »

OK to Dream

It’s Black History Month, and we’re celebrating it by featuring a special group of teachers. Black, male teachers are rare in our country’s classrooms. A special group of teachers at MLK High School in Philadelphia is trying to change that. They see their jobs as being more than teachers. They see their jobs as being…Read more »