Amy Boyington is a former preschool teacher based in Ohio and regularly contributes parenting, special needs, and family lifestyle articles to Reader’s Digest. Her work has also appeared in The Old Schoolhouse, Niche, MSN, and other publications. She has a BA in English and elementary education from the University of Phoenix and is a nominee for induction into The National Society of Leadership and Success.

12 Heartwarming True Stories That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

Just when you were getting fed up with news, these warm and fuzzy stories have come along to warm your soul. Keep the tissues handy.