When Mona’s parents immigrated to the United States from Calcutta in 1971, her father’s best friend, Bishash, was there to pick them up at the airport. Through his funny, adventurous and extremely kind spirit, Mona’s parents discovered a powerful bond that would help embrace their new American world. Watch her Welcoming Story.

ABOUT WELCOMING STORIES
Active Voice and First Person American have teamed up to create Welcoming Stories, a series of short videos that capture these small acts of kindness, big-hearted moments and simple but life-changing connections. Send us yours! Please visit our Welcoming Stories Tumblr (welcomingstories.tumblr.com/) to learn how to submit a “welcoming” story of your own.

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