Inspiring Stories

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She Was Abandoned in the Woods as a Baby. He Was Her Guardian Angel.

"It's like a fairy tale with a very bad beginning and a wonderful end." >>

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When I Met the Pope and Saw Him Burn with Joy

He used to be a man who rarely smiled. Then something astonishing happened. >>

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The Storm and the Tide: From Football Champs to Tornado Heroes

After a tornado devastated Tuscaloosa, a coach and his team became the lifeline for an entire town. >>

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My Weekend With Uncle Gutta at the Renaissance Faire

How a Saturday at the Renaissance Faire taught me that kindness starts with "kin". >>

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

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

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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. >>

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Remembering September 11: How America Has Changed

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

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Judging Jack: When a Teacher Finally Understands a Student

I thought my student was ordinary. I came to learn he was just too busy being brilliant. >>

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Teen’s Invention to Help Injured Veterans

An electronics whiz uses his robotics knowledge to make life a little easier for returning veterans. >>

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RD Interview: Robin Williams, in His Own Words

Robin Williams was unscripted and uncensored—and you could always expect the unexpected, as in… >>