Spring means fresh starts, clean slates, and if you’re anything like us, a whole new positive outlook. This season, let’s shake off the winter cobwebs with some of our favorite uplifting, funny, and inspiring stories.


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Marking the Distance

Gweneviere Mann lost her short-term memory following surgery to remove a brain tumor. She and her supportive boyfriend, Yasir, have learned to navigate life in a new way, together.
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“When I heard the lyrics I just imagined in my head...Grandpa and I."
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A Grandfather’s Musical Legacy

William Salter, 84, helped write one of America’s most iconic love songs, ‘Just the Two of Us’ — made famous by Grover Washington Jr. in 1981. Salter’s granddaughter sat down with him to learn how he found his sound and made his life musical.
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“In the kitchen, we’re like poetry in motion.”
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“We Mesh Together Like One”: A Miami Love Story

Nearly 50 years after they first met in Miami, George Ju and Angela Rivas come together to tell their love story.
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Clean Streets

Sanitation workers Angelo Bruno and Eddie Nieve worked together for nearly 10 years on the same garbage route in Manhattan’s West Village. The partners remember the neighborhood and friendships that made their time together meaningful.
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“Ice cream has given me a name, like a Ted Williams or a Babe Ruth or a Larry Bird.”
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Life Through the Window of an Ice Cream Truck

Allan Ganz and his wife Rosalyn reminisce about his seven-decade-long career as an ice cream man in Peabody, Massachusetts.
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“When I took you home, I didn’t know how to feel.”
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A Mother on the Challenges of Becoming a Teenage Parent

April Gibson speaks with her son Gregory about having a baby at sixteen, battling the expectations of others, and finding a sense of self.
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Double Major

Wil Smith enrolled in college at age 27, baby daughter in tow. He shares with Olivia, now grown up, all about how he got by in those early years.
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