Eddie Lanier struggled with alcoholism for over 40 years, until his 28th stint in rehab finally led to sobriety. Homeless and hungry, Eddie roamed the streets of his native Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and found a friend in David Wright, a passerby whose frequent donations stood out. Here, the two friends discuss Eddie’s remarkable journey.
“The Road Home” is part of StoryCorps’ first-ever half-hour animated special, Listening Is an Act of Love—encore national broadcast on February 7 on POV. Check your local listings: http://www.pbs.org/pov/storycorps/