John and Joe is absolutely heartbreaking. Recorded by StoryCorps and animated by The Rauch Brothers, it’s the story of John Vigiano Sr., a retired NYC firefighter, and his two sons John Jr., also a NYC firefighter, and Joe, a NYC police detective.
On September 11, 2001, both Vigiano brothers responded to the call from the World Trade Center, and both were killed while saving others. Here, John Sr. remembers his sons and reflects on coping with his tremendous loss.
If you’d like to hear more excellent stories, you should definitely watch more StoryCorps animations.