The shoutout this week is to reader Cara A., who left a comment on ‘The Boy Who Saved His Sister’s Life’ story:
“This story was in Reader’s Digest about 50 years ago. It’s now been posted as a current happening, by some “doctor” on twitter, and is making the rounds on tumblr.
Sadly, fakery at work – which detracts from true instances of decency in life.”
Thanks for your comment Cara. That’s too bad about the Twitter “doctor” though.
I can’t say that I’m surprised someone is out there doing that however. The lure of social media attention is too much for some people and it brings out their worst nature.
The Boy Who Saved His Sister’s Life is a beautiful story, even though it is short it can change a person for the better simply by reading it.
I didn’t know that it was in Reader’s Digest though, and 50 years ago at that!
Since I posted the story here years ago (wow…was that really in 2013??) people have written in every so often asking about the history of it. Maybe it’s time soon for me to do some more digging into where it came from.
If anybody knows what Reader’s Digest issue it was in, or any other info/versions of the story let me know. Leave a comment below or write me firstname.lastname@example.org