We asked how you love NPR, and we are overwhelmed by your response. Sure, eye candy has been gracing our studios, but we've been really swept off our feet by the photos, videos and blog posts showing NPR love sent in by you.
Take a look at all of the photo submissions in our slideshow. What are your your favorites?
"This is the Captain, and he LOVES NPR!"
Delma Catalina writes: "I love NPR so much that I needed to incorporate it into my dorm decor somehow. Also had to get the Nate Duval Wilco gig poster from Tiny Desk concerts!"
A pretty tasty-looking plate of NPR love.
TheFluffingtonPost.com published a little ode to NPR on their website: "Area Cat Loves NPR."
Cristina Montero writes with her submission: "I am sooo thankful for the internet!! I moved back to my home country Uruguay half a year ago... I sooo miss the soundtrack of my life: WHYY!!!!"
Kim Greenlee showing how Moe the dog knows radio.
Angela Bourelly snapped this pic during the nightshift. "Just me, the moon and NPR," she writes.
As if this pic doesn't say it all, Cynthia Van Maanen added:"I love NPR so much that I got the NPR logo tattooed on my back. I'm continually impressed by NPR. I always feel like I've got a great grasp of what's going on in the world--not to mention the "driveway moments" and that 'Morning Edition' makes me cry at least once a week and ruins my mascara."
From Caitlin Sherman: "I am a self-proclaimed NPR fangirl. I dressed up as NPR a few years ago for halloween. I carried a WNYC tote bag, which was filled with books by the likes of David Sedaris and Sarah Vowell, and headphones which were playing 'All Things Considered.'"
Maria Booth sent in this picture and said: "My 'I Heart NPR' pins live on my FEED READ bag, which I carry to work every day. I listen to 'Morning Edition' and 'All Things Considered' on my commute to and from work. Thanks for all you do, and keep up the good work, NPR!"
Brooke Kilmer wrote: "Last summer, while visiting my Aunt Karen in DC, I had to convince my mother to come on the NPR tour with me. It was totally awesome and I loved every minute of it. The highlight of the tour was when I got to meet Bob Boilen (because I adore Bob Boilen and All Songs Considered). He was really nice and gave me a postcard from the Tiny Desk! Best tour ever, man."
We can't wait to open this Valentine – here's hoping it comes with a lollipop! Thanks to Julia Ovchinnikov for submitting.
NPR's Erin Martin made this baby beret for a coworker's newborn.
"Straight from me to public radio, here's the hippest pumpkin on the block. Happy Valentine's Day, NPR. You've always been such a sweetie," writes Rebecca Feldhaus, an avid listener and supporter of NPR Member Station WKMS 91.3 in Murray, KY.
Sudie Pennebaker is sporting one of last year's NPR Valentines as her desktop background.
Eric Forsyth wrote: "Even though I was living in London for most of the year, I followed NPR's 'The Baby Project' throughout 2011 as we were expecting our own first child. When our own baby project was about to deliver last month, I threw on my favorite t-shirt before we went to the hospital. Starting him off right. :)"
This listener writes, "We love listening to NPR and we love telling others that we are tuned in! It is the #1 preset on the radio in every car we drive!"
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Submissions didn't stop at photos:
Katie Herzog shared her Babes of NPR Tumblr account, debunking the "face for radio" myth one post at a time
Kathie Petersen told us she programs all the radio station presets to NPR Member Stations every time she rents a car
Yoko Moonstar reminded us about her National Radio Day video which we featured on our blog last Fall
We stumbled upon this NPR Valentine post on Instagram today
Vid Hardt struck a chord in our hearts with his ode to NPR:
Why I Love NPR in Song
Vid Hardt sings his love for NPR.
Credit: Vid Hardt
While we won't ever turn down an opportunity to indulge in chocolates, we also believe that such outward expressions of love shouldn't be limited to one day every year. So, don't let this Valentine's Day celebration put a deadline on your NPR love—keep sharing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, tweeting with hastag #NPRlife or checking out our new Facebook Page, This Is NPR, for the latest happenings at NPR.
Thank you for sharing your love with us. We just have one more question for you: Will you be our Valentine?
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