Heroes

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. >>

Attacked By a Wolf! What One Smart Cyclist Did to Save His Life
Attacked By a Wolf! What One Smart Cyclist Did to Save His Life

In the deserted Canadian backcountry, Becky and Paul Woltjer’s RV became a rescue vehicle for a… >>

Quick Thinking Saves a Couple Stalled in a Train's Way
Quick Thinking Saves a Couple Stalled in a Train’s Way

Chris Ihle, a former mortgage consultant, received a Carnegie Medal for his act of courage. >>

Everyday Hero: Neighbor Rescues Toddler Who Disappeared in Hole
Everyday Hero: Neighbor Rescues Toddler Who Disappeared in Hole

“Alyson fell in the hole!” the girl's sister cried to Luz. Luz peered down the hole in… >>

Feel-Good Story: Social Worker-Mechanic Gives a Lift
Feel-Good Story: Social Worker-Mechanic Gives a Lift

Social worker-turned-mechanic Cathy Heying provides affordable car repair to those in need. >>

Hero Barber and Customer Risk Their Lives for a Stranger
Hero Barber and Customer Risk Their Lives for a Stranger

When a woman screamed, the two men sprinted into the line of fire to help. >>

Remembering September 11: How America Has Changed
Remembering September 11: How America Has Changed

"Nothing will ever be the same" was our constant refrain after the terrorist attacks. But how… >>

The Girl Whose Strength Was Beyond Her Years
The Girl Whose Strength Was Beyond Her Years

When her grandfather falls ill, a fearless little girl comes to the rescue. >>

Why This Heroic Boy Scout Went Over a Waterfall
Why This Heroic Boy Scout Went Over a Waterfall

When a ten-year-old saw a little girl in danger, he dived in to save her. >>

Everyday Heroes: The Blind Firefighter
Everyday Heroes: The Blind Firefighter

A blind man rescues a woman from a fire. >>