Inspiring Stories

Dartanyon Crockett and Leroy Sutton
“Things This Good Don’t Happen to Kids Like Us”

I went to meet these two young athletes for a TV story I was doing. I stayed because I could not… >>

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6 Christmas Stories of Wonder and Love

It's a perfect time to read about how other families experience the joy of the season. Also: 6… >>

The Stranger Who Changed My Life: The Horse Whisperer
The Stranger Who Changed My Life: The Horse Whisperer

The road was wet, our dad had been drinking—and we crashed, flipping our horse trailer. Then a… >>

Sonia Sotomayor
The RD Interview: Sonia Sotomayor

Americans know her as a justice on our nation’s highest court, but this salsa-dancing… >>

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4 of the Best Viral Holiday Stories

What happens when the Internet explodes with the joy of human kindness and Christmas spirit? >>

Michael Menchaca
Profile in Courage: The Citizen

Off-duty Army Specialist Michael Menchaca put his life in danger to save a man in a wheelchair who… >>

Rhonda Crosswhite
Profile in Courage: The Teacher

Rhonda Crosswhite risked her life to protect her students from the tornado that devastated Moore… >>

Kyle Carpenter
Profile in Courage: The Marine

Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter almost lost his life in an attempt to protect a fellow Marine from a… >>

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Profile in Courage: The Firefighters

In June 2013, 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots lost their lives fighting one of the worst wildfires in… >>