About Us


The Lucky Ones is a community of shared stories by individuals about people they were lucky to have known who have passed away. Celebrating the lives of loved ones in a short video exposé, these life affirming stories reinforce our common humanity in wonderfully charming videos filled with love, humor, and memories.

People from all walks of life are captured on video by The Lucky Ones team to share stories of their friends, colleagues, relatives and mentors. The videos appear on TLO’s social media channels and here at LuckyOnesTV.com.

Having both lost their wives, friends and numerous relatives, television producer Joseph Alvaro and film/television critic Matt Zoller Seitz, realized that they shared a common bond – their appreciation for the people they loved. Both felt that they were one of “The Lucky Ones.” They also recognized that there wasn’t a way for people to celebrate and memorialize the continuing bonds they felt for someone they were lucky to have known.

That’s when Alvaro and Seitz decided to create The Lucky Ones and began interviewing people. "People share the most fascinating stories about people who helped make them who they are today. It’s very special,” said Alvaro, “everyone’s lived a story worth telling.”

TLO encourages people to create and contribute their own stories by submitting either a video or written story with pictures to share with its community.

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Buy the bookI'm One of The Lucky Ones

In this compelling book, Joseph Alvaro shares the experience of losing his wife. It’s a testament to the love and the continuing bond he has with her. A true story of inspiration we can all celebrate.