Gianmarco goes on a skydiving trip and realizes that sometimes in love people jumps too late; at 15, Brendyn's dream of a first kiss finally comes true; and Alison and her family celebrate life and death in unique ways.
Jo Radner's mother bakes a pie for her family; Gauri Gupta rises above a low point to discover new opportunities through baking; and after the death of his father, David Filipov goes to Afghanistan, where a simple Pop-Tart takes on a whole new meaning.
The tellers share their stories of holidays good and bad. Melanee Addison tests her adulthood through the ultimate challenge: the Thanksgiving turkey; John Smith-Horn shows that when it comes to being Santa, it is all about the grownups; and Andrea Kamens proves that lighting a menorah may be trickier than you think.
If there is any truth about holidays, it's that they are a mixed bag of good and bad. Melanée tests her adulthood with the Thanksgiving turkey; John shows that when it comes to being Santa, it's all about the grownups; and Andrea proves that lighting a menorah may be trickier than one thinks.
Sometimes that moment of personal discovery comes when one least expects it. Heather came to a revelation while she dangled 40 feet above the Sydney Zoo; Gregg discovered how tears could make him a better doctor; and Yari's dream of space flight might just take her to Mars.
Claritza Abreu prepares for her first job in the U.S. by reading the phone book; in Afghanistan, Mahboba Akhtarzadah journeys to her classroom against all odds; and Dillan DiGiovanni discovers that sometimes one needs to face the past before moving forward.
Spilled cup of coffee reunites a family separated by time and distance; a long-lost leather jacket connects a childhood idol; and a sausage lost to airport security leads to a secret history of international lost and found.