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Robert had a bad reputation as a kid who didn't do his schoolwork and had little respect for adults. 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 one by Davy Rothbart about the time he made a life-changing decision that wasn't really his to make. (Repeated from last Saturday)

 

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Ira Glass