In partnership with The Moth, a nonprofit dedicated to the art of storytelling, Good News Network is debuting Moth Monday, a series of inspiring tales brought to you from live stages across the world.
David Cole and his wife received a box full of Christmas presents from grandma—but it wasn’t their grandmother.
They didn’t know what to do with the gifts—all addressed “To Ben, Love Grandma,” and with no return address to guide them in shipping. So, they opened them.
The first items were pretty standard trinkets, but David’s wife began to sign when she saw the teddy bear. Then, when they unwrapped the hand-knit sweater, they both felt genuine sadness for the mistakenly delivered gifts.
All this didn’t prepare them for what was in the last box: the original bed covering, decorated with a fire truck, that Ben’s father had slept under when he was a boy.
Now, the Houston couple HAD to find Ben—but, how?
LISTEN to the story below…
The Moth gives people an opportunity to tell a true story in front of a live audience, and sometimes their stories are chosen to air on the radio show, now celebrating its tenth year, and broadcasting on 485+ public radio stations—and on The Moth podcast, which is downloaded over 52 million times a year.
The Moth’s third book, Occasional Magic: True Stories About Defying the Impossible will be published in March 2019 and is available for pre-order from your favorite bookseller now.
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