AKA the StoryCorps stories that turn me into a blubbering wreck of a human. I was up crazy early this morning to organize exams before I hand them back today, and NPR aired this piece — a rebroadcast of part of the original piece plus their last piece, which aired the day Danny died. And then they aired a new update from Annie. You guys, I was full-body sobbing on my couch while trying to alphabetize these damn papers. Their story is just so lovely — both simple and extraordinary. There's so much grace in it.

If you've never heard the original story, here's an animation that was put together with the first two pieces you hear in today's broadcast. It's also a really good medium for the story.