My Father-in-Law Had the Whole Family Select His Final Resting Place Before He Passed
When it came to selecting his final resting place, my father-in-law knew to scout the land he loved, with help from the entire family.
How the First Female Newscaster in Anchorage Kept the Town from Falling Apart During the Great Alask...
After the worst earthquake in North American history shocked Anchorage, Alaska, the city leaned on an unlikely savior to see...
How the Dog Nobody Wanted for 17 Months Became a School’s Unofficial Mascot
When Higgins was found, he had been dumped on the side of the road and appeared aggressive—but with some TLC...
This Biker Rode 1,426 Miles to Meet the Family of His Organ Donor
Her son’s organ donation saved his life. So he rode to meet her.
Meet the Pitbull Who Became Her Family’s Caretaker
"At that moment, Emmy Lou came up to me and put my whole wrist in her mouth. She was hugging...
After This Man Rescued a Cow from a Dairy Farm, the Two Developed the Most Unbelievable Friendship
Meet Ryan and his 1,000-pound bestie: Jenna the cow.
The Seeing-Eye Dog Who’s Always Ripe for a Challenge
I was at my lowest and things were only getting worse—then I met my service dog, Plum.
How One “Hedgehog Lady” Reignited Her Sense of Purpose
When a baby hedgehog needed a home, this woman stepped in without hesitation.
This Rescue Dog Helps His Owner Nurse Baby Hummingbirds Back to Health
You don't have to be from the same species to be kindred spirits.
Inspiring Stories from People Who Found Their True Calling Halfway Through Life
Some people don’t find their true direction in life until they are halfway through it.
These Are the 50 Nicest Places in America, According to Our Readers
This list of our 50 Nicest Places in 2020 came from over 1,000 stories sent to us by readers. Check...
Eating Army Food Brings Me Back to Some of the Best Times in My Childhood
Nothing says childhood to me like an Army combat ration—as my husband soon learned.
This Cop Can Recall Every Face He Has Ever Seen
Facial-recognition software identified one suspect of the 4,000 captured by security cameras during the 2011 London riots; Gary Collins identified...
The 50 Nicest Places in America in 2019
This list of our 50 Nicest Places in 2019 came from over 1,000 stories sent to us by readers.
I Got Shot in a Place That Loves Guns, and I Still Can’t Bring Myself to Hate Guns
One Alabama woman’s experience—as an observer and as a shooting victim—underscores how hungry Americans are to reach consensus.
Ex-Gunman Tells Us How to Stop the Next Mass Shooter
An eye-opening look into the minds of mass shooters—from a wannabe killer who was arrested just in the nick of...
How an 18-Year-Old Helped Save a Hiker Who Fell 75 Feet Off a Mountain Cliff
An 18-year-old went on a hike with his mom—and returned home a hero. Here's how his quick actions saved...
Losing My Wedding Ring and Finding It at a Pawn Shop Relates Perfectly to My Marriage
Was it coincidence—or fate—that played a hand here?
8 Remarkable Stories of the Most Unlikely Friendships
Would you pal around with your spouse’s ex? Or buddy up to someone who put a foot in your face?...
30 Stories About the Touching Kindness of Strangers That’ll Make You Tear Up
We asked readers for firsthand accounts of compassion. Here are 30 stories on kindness that touched your lives—and our hearts.
When a Scuba Diver Didn’t Return to the Surface for Hours, This Diving Expert Refused to Give ...
It seemed impossible that anyone could be left alive. But an inner...
How David Lee Roth of Van Halen Almost Ruined My Marriage
I thought the man I’d married was a rock star. That turned out to be closer to the truth than...