Don't know if you have ever seen the monthly "Everyone Has a Story" feature they do on the Today show - but this month's feature is about a young man named Zach Hirsch and what he did for my nephew Graham Jackson. Both Graham and Zach will be on TV with their moms (my sister is Graham's mom).
It is on NBC Today Show in the 3rd hour on Thursday - here's a link to the original news story that started it all
I just finished reading the story! WOW! Now I'm crying! Two very special young men! How inspiring.
Hopefully, this will be a life-long friendship!
What a WONDERFUL story!!! Makes me cry. Thanks so much for sharing.
Wow! What an awesome story. I remember how scary the lunch room could be, what a kind and thoughtful boy.
Oh it's wonderful to hear such a heart warming story about teenagers. Thanks so much for sharing this!
P.S. Tell your nephew that I think David Ortiz is pretty great too....of course I'm partial since I'm from Massachusetts.
What a great story - thank you so much for sharing it with us. I will be watching for sure!
I only wish there were a lot more Zach's in this world. As a mother of a child who has Autism, I hope my Andrew gets his own Zach.
And can I give a big hooray for Graham! What a great accomplishment for him and I know his life is better for this friendship.
Fantastic story and thank you for a good cry.
What a great story! Thanks for sharing.
So sweet. I'm crying too. Wish I had read this earlier to DVR it.
I wonder if anyone saw the piece today. I am at work and didn't get to see it.
This is a sweet story. My nephew has Aspergers and my best friend's son is Austic, so I can totally relate to the social problems they have. I say kudos to this young man for stepping up and doing what he did. There needs to be alot more kids like him out there.
I saw it yesterday and it was fantastic! What two great kids they are.
I missed the show, but just read the article. What a beautiful story. It is so nice to see in this day and age that there are still young people who can step outside of the box, meet new people and build caring relationships. Such a lovely story.
For those who missed the program - you can see it online at the Today Show Website. Mom says it is actually better there because there are no commercials
Here's the link