Yelitza Castro is an undocumented immigrant who works as a housekeeper in Charlotte, North Carolina. Since 2010 she has also been cooking meals for homeless men and women in her community.

Through this work, she has gotten to know Willie Davis, who has been the recipient of many of those meals.

Yelitza and Willie’s story is one in a series of real-life stories presented by StoryCorps and Upworthy reminding us #WhoWeAre—everyday Americans speaking to our best selves.

Listen to Yelitza and Willie’s original StoryCorps interview.

StoryCorps and Upworthy, the mission-driven media company that reaches more than 200 million people each month, have joined forces to launch #WhoWeAre, a campaign to share the stories of everyday Americans, build compassion, and offer hope to a divided nation. #WhoWeAre calls on Americans to reach across perceived divides and listen to one another.
Learn more about the campaign.