Heroes

One Man's Brilliant Way to Provide Homes to the Homeless
One Man’s Brilliant Way to Provide Homes to the Homeless

A woman in his neighborhood was suffering. The way Elvis Summers helped her could help hundreds… >>

This Surfer Punched a Shark to Save His Friend
This Surfer Punched a Shark to Save His Friend

A tiger shark out for blood is no match for cowboy surfer Brian Wargo. >>

These 3 Teachers Gave Life Lessons You Can’t Find In a Textbook
These 3 Teachers Gave Life Lessons You Can’t Find In a Textbook

Readers remember their most influential teachers who continue to impact their lives long after… >>

“I Won’t Let You Die”: This Teen Saved a Woman After She Was Shot and Pinned Against a Guardrail

On a dark night, Caleb Martin's car headlights signaled hope for an abused woman. >>

A Fire, A Grieving Family, and the Kind Strangers Who Saved Photos—and Memories
A Fire, A Grieving Family, and the Kind Strangers Who Saved Photos—and Memories

When photos are all that remain after an unthinkable tragedy, a team of experts cleans away the… >>

Extraordinary America: 13 Unsung Heroes Who Will Restore Your Faith in Our Country
Extraordinary America: 13 Unsung Heroes Who Will Restore Your Faith in Our Country

From an Arkansas woman who feeds the town on her pension to the Ferguson, Missouri librarian who… >>

This Chicago Woman Selflessly Saved a Bus of 38 Passengers From Crashing
This Chicago Woman Selflessly Saved a Bus of 38 Passengers From Crashing

When Jill Bien found the driver of her bus unconscious, she leaped into the driver's seat and took… >>

This Pittsburgh Cop Saved Two Boys from Abuse—Then Adopted Them
This Pittsburgh Cop Saved Two Boys from Abuse—Then Adopted Them

Jack Mook, a veteran detective who volunteers at a boxing gym for inner-city kids, calls adopting… >>

When a Car Plunged Into a Philadelphia Creek, These Strangers All Ran to Help
When a Car Plunged Into a Philadelphia Creek, These Strangers All Ran to Help

This extraordinary group of Samaritans worked together to save a woman from drowning. >>

4 Incredible Times When Dogs Saved Their Owners and Became Heroes
4 Incredible Times When Dogs Saved Their Owners and Became Heroes

Saving lives, comforting strangers, battling bears: Do dogs have instincts to help human beings?… >>

She Lifted a Car Off Her Dad and Saved His Life
She Lifted a Car Off Her Dad and Saved His Life

Lauren Kornacki's father was working on a car when it fell of the jack, crushing him and knocking… >>

This Guy Punched an Alligator to Save His Son
This Guy Punched an Alligator to Save His Son

With fearless determination, Joe Welch warded off a vicious reptile to protect his 6-year-old son. >>

6 Proven Skills for Any Emergency, From a Reader's Digest Staffer Who's Edited 30+ Survival Dramas
6 Proven Skills for Any Emergency, From a Reader’s Digest Staffer Who’s Edited 30+ Survival Dramas

As the editor of many of Reader's Digest's survival stories, I've learned a lot about how to stay… >>

An Ohio Couple Was Trapped in a Flooding Basement. Their Dramatic Rescue Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity.
An Ohio Couple Was Trapped in a Flooding Basement. Their Dramatic Rescue Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity.

The Hammondses were trapped in their flooded basement, with the water line rapidly rising above 8… >>

This Photographer Is Saving Foster Kids One Photoshoot at a Time
This Photographer Is Saving Foster Kids One Photoshoot at a Time

Read about the incredibly generous way Seattle photographer Jennifer Loomis is using her… >>

Tell Us About an Act of Kindness
Tell Us About an Act of Kindness

We want to know about the time a person went above and beyond for you . You could get $100. >>

This Kind Stranger Helped a Paralyzed Teen Finish High School (And More)
This Kind Stranger Helped a Paralyzed Teen Finish High School (And More)

Despite a tragic accident, Collin Smith was determined to succeed at school. He got an extra push… >>

This Quick-Thinking Kid Saved His Dad After a Snowmobile Accident
This Quick-Thinking Kid Saved His Dad After a Snowmobile Accident

In the Lake Tahoe backcountry, 9-year-old Bode Beirdneau rode for miles in the snow to find help… >>

Father Kills Bear to Save Son
Father Kills Bear to Save Son

Deep in the wilderness, all that stands between an attacking grizzly and a hunter's life is a… >>

A Disabled Vet's Wheelchair Broke in the Middle of Lowe's. What These Employees Did Next Is Just Incredible.
A Disabled Vet’s Wheelchair Broke in the Middle of Lowe’s. What These Employees Did Next Is Just Incredible.

How a group of Lowe’s employees restored Vietnam veteran Michael Sulsona's faith in people. >>