In 1968, firefighter William Carroll rescued a baby, Evangeline Harper, from a burning building:
A newspaper photograph captured their image - a white firefighter from South Boston with his lips pressed to the mouth of a black baby from the Roxbury public housing development - at a time when riots sparked by racial tensions were burning down American cities.
Over 40 years later, they are reunited.
Globe front-page piece today, "40 years' worth of thanks," by Maria Cramer. With sentimental video, "Joyful reunion," by Dina Rudick and Scott Helman.