Shai and Judy Rabkin met in the second grade at Hebrew Academy.
In sixth grade they ran against each other for vice president of the class, and though they did go to separate high schools and colleges they saw each other from time to time and were friendly.
But it was a serious moment that brought them closer.
This story was produced by Stephen Key and recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center which hosts the StoryCorps booth. To learn more about recording a friend or loved one in the recording booth visit WABE.org/StoryCorps.