Sydney Page



Education: McGill University, BA; Columbia University, MS in journalism

Sydney Page is a reporter who writes for The Washington Post’s Inspired Life blog, a collection of stories about humanity. She has been a contributor to The Post since 2018, and has written for the Health section and The Lily. Before joining The Post, Sydney was a writer and video producer at CTV National News and an editor at a Canadian news startup called the Bullet.
Latest from Sydney Page

Her dad died. So her favorite NFL star took her to the father-daughter dance.

Philadelphia Eagles player Anthony Harris flew across the country to escort his 11-year-old fan to the dance.

February 10, 2022

A rabbi decided to sponsor an Afghan refugee family. When he needed a hand, he brought in a mosque and a church.

Rabbi Adam Raskin said he wanted to show the refugee family "what kind of country they’ve relocated to.”

February 9, 2022

Crossing guard was hit by a car as she shoved a student out of the way: ‘You got to protect that child.’

Cpl. Annette Goodyear says she’s ready to go back to work tomorrow.

February 7, 2022

A stranger bought this Broadway star a ticket years ago when he couldn’t afford it. They just reunited.

Claybourne Elder wrote in an Instagram post: “If you know this guy — let me know. I would love to thank him.”

February 7, 2022

New Mexico governor just signed on as a substitute teacher amid steep staff shortages

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham plans to start substituting in an elementary school Wednesday morning.

January 26, 2022

A message in a bottle that traveled 3,200 miles helped heal a Maryland boy’s grief

The bottle surfacing in Ireland was a salve for Sasha Yonyak, 14, whose friend died two years after they had tossed it off the side of a fishing boat in Ocean City, Md.

January 24, 2022

Developers pleaded to buy his island for years. He said no, and in a final rebuff, he gave it to a conservancy.

“You think you’re going to destroy my island with that stupidity?” Thor Vikström recalled responding to the developers, who opened their bid decades ago at $500,000.

January 20, 2022

This man was at the end of his life. Strangers stepped up to take him on bucket-list adventures.

“It blew our minds,” Patrick Mitchell’s daughter said. “I was so overwhelmed by people’s generosity.”

January 13, 2022