True Stories

Fill Her Tank First
The Stranger Who Changed My Life: “Fill Her Tank First”

You never know when a chance encounter will transform you. >>

What Are You Afraid Of?
The Stranger Who Changed My Life: Merlin and His Slackline

The man is doing something on his lawn that I don’t understand. As I pass, he’s cleaning a… >>

Boston Bombing: An Emotional First Aid Kit
Boston Bombing: An Emotional First Aid Kit

Once again, senseless carnage has been visited upon the innocent. And once again, we are following… >>

Cat Guides Blind Dog
Animal Stories: When Beasts Act Like Humans

They practice yoga, drive cars, and comfort their closest friends. These twelve animal stories show… >>

Man Risks Life to Save Boys Floating Out to Sea
Man Risks Life to Save Boys Floating Out to Sea

"They were floating out to sea": How an everyday hero rescued two boys in dire circumstances. >>

6 Inspiring Stories: You're Never Too Old to Dream
6 Inspiring Stories: You’re Never Too Old to Dream

These people prove that we can all definitely get better with age. >>

Grandpa Wrestles a Gator to Save His Dog
Grandpa Wrestles a Gator to Save His Dog

Florida retiree Steve Gustafson stops at nothing to rescue his dog Bounce from the jaws of a… >>

5 Amazing Stories of Things Lost, Then Found
5 Amazing Stories of Things Lost, Then Found

Thanks to the kindness of strangers, these precious lost objects were returned to their rightful… >>

Liz Vaccariello
Editor’s Note: What My Tree Saw

Reader's Digest editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello finds inspiration in an American elm with deep… >>

How 6 Lost Pets Found Their Way Home
How 6 Lost Pets Found Their Way Home

Getting a second chance at love? Priceless. >>