If you come here for uplifting stories, then you'll like this one. It's about a social worker named Julio Diaz who gets mugged at knifepoint in the Bronx. It's got a happy ending. Somewhere along the way, from his mom, probably—but I like to think maybe in kindergarten—this guy learned some values, human values.
Here's a taste of it:
He was walking toward the stairs when a teenage boy approached and pulled out a knife.
"He wants my money, so I just gave him my wallet and told him, 'Here you go,'" Diaz says.
As the teen began to walk away, Diaz told him, "Hey, wait a minute. You forgot something. If you're going to be robbing people for the rest of the night, you might as well take my coat to keep you warm."Read about it here:
It's also an NPR radio story, and you can hear Julio tell it in his own words as part of their Story Corps series here:
Listen to it here: