Animated Short of the Day

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StoryCorps' latest animated short, A Family Man, tells the story of John L. Black, Sr., who spent decades in the boiler rooms of the Cincinnati public school system to provide for his wife and 11 children.

After work, "he would fall down on the bed... he'd ask us to rub his feet," recounts his son, Samuel. "We hated it -- he'd been working 16-hour days. He'd take his socks off, he'd ask you to rub his feet -- you hate to walk past his bedroom, because he'd call you in and ask you to do that."

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Storytime of the Day

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Storytime of the Day: The latest StoryCorps (previously) heartwarmer starts with a typo, and ends with two people, half a world away, falling madly in love with each other.

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Heartbreaking Tearjerker of the Day

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Heartbreaking Tearjerker of the Day: Ahead of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, StoryCorps sits down with several people affected by the terror attacks through the loss of loved ones.

Above: Retired NYC firefighter John Vigiano Sr. remembers his two sons, a police detective and a firefighter, who lost their lives at the World Trade Center.

See Also: Richie Pecorella remembers

Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day

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Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day: The latest StoryCorps animated short, "No More Questions," features Kay Wang, "a feisty grandmother," sitting down for a somewhat involuntary Q&A with her son and granddaughter. "Though reluctant to be there, Kay still had stories to tell — from disobeying her mother and fending off her many boyfriends while growing up in China to adventures as a store detective for