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I defy anyone who watched Sesame Street as a kid not to watch this this tribute and not tear up at least a little. When I was little I wanted to live on Sesame Street so badly. I don't think much has changed all these years later.
brigid31: (Keanu-Sandra-Speed-mooreoaks)
I was bawling at work when I heard this NPR story because it's so beautiful and touching. It's about a man, Nicolas Winton, who organized a kindetransport in the early of days WW2 from someone whose mother was on the train. Everyone should go listen to it. There is this moment (which is actually the thing that started me crying) where Kim Masters (who is doing the story) says,

"But one thing is clear to me. If it weren't for this man, none of us would be here — not my mother, not my daughter, not me.

Pointing to my mother, I say, "She's a child, and I'm a grandchild." Then, pointing to my 10-year-old daughter, I add, "And that's your great-grandchild."


It just really hit me listening to this the ways that our actions travel down through generations. At any rate I thought it was a very good story and worth a listen.

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