A Boston story in 50 words

Sean P. Bender

Blue Line train brimming with rowdy teens — our 8-year-old shows his just-lost tooth. A smiling teen asks his name then hollers, “Everyone, this kid Jared lost his tooth!” Cheering teens chant “Jared! Jared!” for the next two stops. I love them . . . and Jared’s amazed, gap-toothed smile.

— Martha C. Tompson, Winchester