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Robert was a kid with a bad reputation—he got in trouble at school a lot—but his best friend, Lilly, thought he was misunderstood. After Robert died, Lilly decided to step in and do for him what he could never do for himself: tell people how great he was. This and other stories of what happens when one person becomes a proxy for another, either by choice or by accident. Including a story by Davy Rothbart about the time he made a life-changing decision that wasn't really his to make.



Ira Glass