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Jenna Fournel and Leal Abbatiello, 14, pose for a portrait at their home in Alexandria, Va. on April 30, 2022. Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, Fournel and her son expanded their garden and began harvesting and giving away produce for free to their community. Eric Lee for NPR hide caption

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When her son died, a woman turned to gardening. Now, she feeds her entire community

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Alvin Carter, a school bus driver and custodian in Skokie, Ill., has become a reliable source of joy for the children he drives and his community. Helen Wei hide caption

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How a school bus driver in Illinois has brought joy to his community for decades

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