"Steve Ross searched for decades for the US soldier that had comforted and fed him as Dachau concentration camp was being liberated by Allied forces in 1945. As Ross carved out a new life in America, he retold the story countless times, carrying with him the American flag handkerchief the soldier left him."
"My father was absolutely transformed by that small act," said Michael Ross, a former Boston City Council president and onetime mayoral candidate.
"It helped him regain his faith in humanity. It shows that these things we do in life have profound consequences; that how we treat each other matters."