Lane Christianson, 44, was at his childhood elementary school in Maplewood when he saw a name on a classroom door: Mrs. Bell. He wondered, THE Mrs. Bell? He wrote an impromptu note: “I don’t know if you remember me …”
Updated: January 31, 2012, - 12:55 PM
Carol Jones is a massage therapist who works with adults with special needs. One of her clients is Eleanor, who's visually impaired and cannot speak.
Updated: January 31, 2012, - 12:52 PM
For 3 1/2 years, Kristina has special-ordered yellow roses for Bill, who comes into the grocery store and picks out his favorite to place on his late wife's grave.
Updated: January 31, 2012, - 12:49 PM
When Quentin Moore's mom died of cancer, Judy Blaseg moved into his life. The two have developed a surprising, and especially sweet bond.
Updated: January 31, 2012, - 12:47 PM
Muzamil Yahya fell out of a tree at 13 and with that fall his dreams tumbled, too. Enter Sharon Monthei.
Updated: January 31, 2012, - 12:37 PM
Anne Noonan still loves to go to her mailbox to get the latest postcard from Lisa Grant, her friend since the women were 3, living one block apart in St. Peter, Minn.
Updated: January 31, 2012, - 12:32 PM
Hunter Knettel, 6, had the usual back-to-school jitters in early September, but his fears were eased by a special secret. Hunter's first-grade teacher, Julie Clemons, also taught his father, Chris.
Updated: January 31, 2012, - 12:30 PM
A chance discovery between Joyce Gustafson, 84, and Diana Cumming, 57, turned into a friendship shared over good reading.
Updated: January 31, 2012, - 12:27 PM
Ann Hinrichs, 47, reconnects with the teacher who made everything come alive for her in sixth grade, Bob Dalton, 87.
Updated: January 31, 2012, - 12:19 PM