Game Changer | Sep 26, 2011 | 22:08

A Small Act

Sometimes people change people's lives and never even know. And so it was with Hilde Back, a Holocaust survivor teaching children in Sweden and sending 15-dollars a month off to Kenya in the mail. At the other end, a little boy who got to go to school with that money and grew up to work in human rights around the globe. Today we bring you the story of how one small act of kindness created so much hope.

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