Kind World: A Skydiver’s Sacrifice

by Michael on January 5, 2014

David Hartsock does a tandem skydive. (Photo courtesy of David Hartsock)

What is it that makes someone stop and help a stranger in need? Producer Lisa Tobin and I have been exploring that question in a radio series for Boston NPR station, WBUR. The series is called Kind World, and it features stories of kindness and the profound effect that one act can have on a person’s life.

For David Hartsock and Shirley Dygert, their entire friendship was formed and put to the ultimate test in less than a minute. That’s how long it took them to fall to the earth from a plane. Hartsock and Dygert tell the story of the day they met in the summer of 2009 on an airfield in Texas.

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Kind World: Opening the Door to a Different Life

by Michael on January 4, 2014

Joseph Anders, Samantha Turner and Ron Jones.

How far would you go to a help a person in need? That’s a question at the heart of a Kind World, featuring stories of kindness and the profound effect an act can have.

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 difference in their lives.

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