As of this afternoon, my Sunday story — what I am calling “The Apology” has nearly 8,000 Facebook shares and over 300 Tweets. The story has resonated with people, and they want to share it as they reflect on their lives and their past. I have received many calls and e-emails from people, many of them who said they cried when they read the story and felt the need to talk about it.
This should serve as a lesson on why stories — and newspapers — serve as a vital role in a community. Story is what gives us meaning and what can remind us of what it means to be human.
The best stories make us think and feel.
Later this week, I plan on talking more about the story behind this story.