A Seattle woman and a California prison inmate formed an unlikely friendship. It’s changed their lives

(CNN) — Ann Patnaude is a soft-spoken White woman with a doctorate in art history. The 47-year-old lives in Seattle with her husband of two decades and their Black lab,…

Jennette McCurdy says Miranda Cosgrove’s friendship helped her heal

Ahead of the release of her memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” McCurdy reflected on her yearslong friendship with Cosgrove, with whom she starred on the Nickelodeon sitcom from 2007…

Gilbert Gottfried and Bob Saget’s friendship remembered by Saget’s widow

Gottfried’s death at the age of 67 was announced by his family earlier this week. Rizzo paid tribute to him on social media, writing “Bob loved Gilbert so dearly, they…

Two veterans’ wartime friendship helped a family escape the Taliban for a new life in Arizona

When you face certain things in life, when you go through a dangerous situation, it builds an undying bond. It’s hard to put into words, but it’s like it can’t…

Three women, one airplane journey, and an unexpected friendship

(CNN) — Regina Dew was one of the first passengers to board the Southwest Airlines flight from Phoenix, Arizona to Baltimore, Maryland. It was May 2013 and Dew, then 66,…

LeBron Fandom, and the Making of a Friendship in ‘King James’

This is Leon’s first time directing at the Steppenwolf Theater. When he was contacted last October, Leon, a Tony-winning director whose most recent Broadway production was “A Soldier’s Play” in…

A 50-year pen pal friendship that began with a message in a bottle

(CNN) — Robbinroger Beever was 15 years old and walking home along a beach in Liberia, West Africa. The year was 1967. Beever’s family lived near Monrovia, where his diplomat…

Patton Oswalt defends his longtime friendship with Dave Chappelle

It started with one post where Oswalt explained he performed a recent show with Chappelle, Oswalt took to social media with a note saying that Chappelle had texted him to…