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You’ve got to read it to believe it! These true stories seem almost too good to be true, but we promise that we couldn’t make these up. From love to loss and from survival to unbelieavable coincidences—we’ve got the wildest stories to keep you informed, entertained, and inspired.

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After Getting into a Scooter Accident in Bali, These Two Americans Almost Lost Their Lives—Then, a F...

When disaster strands two American tourists in the jungle, unable to walk and unlikely to be found, they have one hope: a phone with a dying battery.

FINALIST: North Evergreen Street in Burbank, CA

In this tiny enclave in one of the world's largest cities, a Facebook group of all things has helped create...


DeLand, FL

With a downtown filled with as much character as nearby Disney World, some might call DeLand a fantasy land. Or...


How a Tiny Facebook Page Sparked a Movement of Kindness in Shorewood, Wisconsin

It started out as an online group for recycling kids' toys until a Facebook post from a member in need...


When the Mother of His Infant Died, This Dad Asked the Internet for Breast Milk. Hundreds of Women R...

Single dad Alex Green never expected to be a member of a Facebook group for Portland moms.

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6 Ways Social Media Made the World a Better Place

More than cat pics: A brief look at social media history and the most significant ways networks like Facebook improved...


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Hometown Heroes: Facebook Friends Save Teen from Suicide

Friends use Facebook to avert a student’s suicide.

Lines from Love Letters

We asked our Facebook fans to share the first line of the best love letter they've ever received. Here are...