I love this StoryCorps piece. An assisted living facility abruptly shuts down, and two employees remain behind to take care of 16 residents who would have never survived without round-the-clock care. Just incredible.
It speaks to me about courage – stepping up when no one else will. If there’s litter on the street in front of you, but you didn’t put it there, what’s your next move? My preferred attitude on this – I will pick it up, because if I don’t, who else would? And why would anyone else act in such a selfless way if I’m not willing to demonstrate similar behavior. Too often, we wait for the other party to do the nice thing, to make the first move. The world won’t become a better place unless you step up. You’re that person.
StoryCorps always makes me tear up.