When Sean Speaks: Reflections on unconditional love

cartersThanks to StoryCorps, every Friday NPR conducts a test to be sure the nation’s tear ducts are functioning properly.

From the reaction to this morning’s episode, they’re just fine.

It’s the story of a man who was badly injured in a car accident. He can’t walk or talk. But today he thanks his mother for taking care of him.

Here’s a tissue, nation.

  1. Listen StoryCorps: ‘You gave up your life to give me a life.’

    February 6, 2014

They’ve started an organization — When Sean Speaks — to educate young people on the dangers of drunk driving, and getting into the car of someone who’s drunk.

  • Kathryn

    Incredible. As a victim, along with my husband, of a drunk driver 6 months ago (unlicensed and uninsured as well), it has become so evident that justice does not match this crime in the US. Our lives have been drastically changed and we consider ourselves incredibly lucky to be alive and continuing on fairly normally, just with more bills and a few plates and rods screwed into our limbs. Unfortunately, I don’t think people realize how much of a problem this is until something tragic happens to themselves or someone they know.

  • crystals

    I think NewsCut is also doing its part today to ensure the nation’s tear ducts are functioning properly. Good stuff, Bob. Tough to read/watch, but meaningful and important. Thanks.