Love comes in many forms — great loves, unexpected loves, old loves. In the following collection of stories, people discuss the love they have known in their lives — and the many surprising shapes and places in which it comes.

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Danny & Annie

Brooklynites Danny and Annie remember their life together and their deep, enduring love for one another — from their first date to Danny’s final days with terminal cancer.

Read the full transcript here.


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“I thought “you know if you don't try, you’ll always regret it”. So I wrote her a letter…”
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Taking a Risk on Love

Eddie Chang sits down with his youngest daughter, Tria, to remember the risk that started his four decade long romance with his late wife E.F. and all that he still loves about her.

Originally aired February 14, 2020, on NPR’s Weekend Edition., on NPR’s Morning Edition. Read the full transcript here.


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“I said, ‘I like you more than any other male except my Papa.’”
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“There Was No Hanky Panky”

A few months before their 70th wedding anniversary, Joel and Julia Helfman discuss how their childhood friendship blossomed into a love story that had stood the test of time.

Originally broadcast July 26, 2019, on NPR’s Morning Edition. Read the full transcript here.


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“And you said, ‘I want you to do that house, please.’”
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Their Love for Each Other Grew into a Love for their Community

Sharon and Larry Adams remember how they met, and talk about renovating their community — brick by brick, home by home.

Originally aired February 15, 2019, on NPR’s Morning Edition. Read the full transcript here.


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“In the kitchen, we’re like poetry in motion.”
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“We Mesh Together Like One”

In 1971 George Ju was working as a chef and running a Miami restaurant. One fateful night while cooking for an engagement party, he met Angela Rivas.

Originally aired March 19, 2021, on NPR’s Morning Edition. Read the full transcript here.


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"That was the only thing we could do to legalize our relationship."
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To Protect Our Love

Despite the legal restrictions on same-sex marriage in the 1970s, civil rights leader Bayard Rustin and his partner Walter Naegle found an unconventional way to legalize their relationship. Walter Naegle remembers their love nearly 33 years after Rustin’s passing.

Originally aired June 28, 2015, on NPR’s Weekend Edition., on NPR’s Morning Edition. Read the full transcript here.


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“i know and have faith that no matter how tough things get, they're gonna be okay.”
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A COVID Love Story

Months after their wedding, Namira and Omar Anani were forced to isolate when Namira contracted COVID-19. The couple looks back on a difficult year and how it ultimately brought them closer together.

Originally aired February 19th, 2021, on NPR’s Morning Edition. Read the full transcript here.


At First Glance

From the moment that he came into her office, Colleen knew that Max was a man she could happily stand beside. At StoryCorps, Colleen tells their daughter, Meaghan, about the life that they built together and the obstacles that they overcame.

Read the full transcript here.


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“I remember never being so afraid and so excited in my entire life.”
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A Teenage Romance, Rekindled After Three Decades

As teenagers, Lori Daigle and Liz Barnes shared a kiss that left them with a feeling of “crazy, chaotic excitement.” After 30 years apart, they found their way back to each other.

Originally aired March 8, 2019, on NPR’s Morning Edition. Read the full transcript here.


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Just Like Yesterday

Working as a housekeeper in a new country far from her family, Tabinda caught the eye of her future husband — Tariq Sheikh.


Two By Two

Identical twins Hunny and Bunny Feller were waitressing at a hotel in the summer of 1946 when they fell in love with another set of twins who were working as musicians.


A Life, Complete

John, 100, and Jerry, 72, are military veterans who served in WWII and Vietnam, respectively. They were married in the veterans home where they now live.


You Move Me

Jay McKnight was singing outside one summer evening and caught the ear of a girl named Andrea. They share how their childhood romance became a lifelong partnership.


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