All who are old enough to remember the tragedy of September 11, 2001 might not recall with equal vividness the inspiring outbreak of helpfulness and kindness that erupted in the wake of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, DC, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Good News Network, in existence for four years, had been publishing an 8-page print newsletter when shortly after 9/11 it released its Autumn edition to highlight some of the good news stories about people around the world coming together in the aftermath.

Download the PDF file here, and read all the many heartwarming stories related to 9/11 covering the pages (1, 2, 4, 5, and 8).

These are stories you may not have heard—from the Las Vegas used car lot to the German warship, a Maine restaurant, and the tiny town of Gander, which hosted 53 airliners full of people who couldn’t fly home.

Today I recorded a special Good News Guru radio segment for the Ellen K. Morning Show in L.A., telling one of the most inspiring stories of all, which I hadn’t learned about until 2015.

Sandler O’Neill, & Partners lost 66 colleagues in the World Trade Center—and the New York investment banking firm’s response will echo for a century because they made the most memorable investment they would ever make. LISTEN to the story below, from KOST-103.5.

Featured Photo by Jackie, CC license, 2006

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