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A Case for Connection

This story was discovered after a random, real-life encounter. It is about a boy who spends time in his fathers shop, though much of the father’s business has moved online.

The storyteller, with the help of social networks, helped organize a big surprise for the little boy. Later, these same networks would help to share and promote the video about this surprise.

A digital world came together to help make a small boy’s dream come true. As creators ourselves, it is amazing to think how stories like this are everywhere. Any chance encounter in some daily routine can bring about inspiration.

I often hear complaints about our digital culture, about how we are less engaged with real life. How we spend too much time updating statuses, and not enough time in real life.

The promise of digital life, however, is in the sharing. The connections we can build by telling the stories of those around us, however big or small.