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These Volunteers Risked Their Lives to Save 2,000 Animals from War-Torn Ukraine

Amid constant danger, volunteers at a Ukraine pet shelter are making sure no animal is left behind.

15 People Share the Silver Linings They Found Amid a Pandemic

This year, many of us have new appreciation for life’s simpler joys. RD readers share their discoveries.



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During the COVID-19 Crisis, This Man Helped People in Need Get Toilet Paper

When Jonny Blue realized that people were hoarding toilet paper, he set out to make sure the people who needed...


14 Nurses Share Stories of Positive Moments Behind-the-Scenes of COVID-19

These frontline workers spend lots of time bedside—bringing joy to patients and fellow nurses. Here's a glimpse at how they've...

The Small Town That Gave Rise to Hurricane Harvey Heroes

Nothing tests a town’s spirit like one of the worst natural disasters residents have ever seen.