Thursday, February 7, 2013

I Love StoryCorps

I know it's not quite Valentine's Day, but I thought about this video last night and just couldn't wait to share it with you. Warning: you will CRY. So be careful if you watch it at work. I watched it last night and was literally sobbing. It's just the greatest. I would watch it every day if I could, but my body would become dehydrated from all the tears.

Here is a link to the original video. It was put together by a wonderful nonprofit called StoryCorps that has some amazing animated shorts. Here's a little background on the foundation:

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 45,000 interviews with nearly 90,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition and on our Listen Pages.
We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, strengthen and build the connections between people, teach the value of listening, and weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that every life matters. At the same time, we will create an invaluable archive of American voices and wisdom for future generations.
In the coming years we will build StoryCorps into an enduring institution that will touch the lives of every American family.
Like I said, wonderful. My second favorite video is this one. Check it out. It's a little boy with Asperger's Syndrome interviewing his mom, and it's so sweet.

"Like I have better quality of friends, but less quantity?...First Amy loved Claudia, then she hated Claudia, then she loved Claudia, then she hated Claudia." Adorable.

So glad I randomly remembered these videos (I haven't watched them in ages). Hope they bring a smile to your face (or perhaps a tear to your eye?). Either way, enjoy! And DON'T tell me what happened on Nashville because I haven't watched it yet, and I heard it was crazy, and I am now going to avoid all forms of internet and social media until I can watch it okay thanks.


  1. OMGAHHHH I love that first video!!!! I haven't seen it in forever--thank you for the reminder :) xoxo