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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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    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 out next year's Nicest Places at RD.com/Nicest.

    Incredible Generosity Makes Red Handed Tattoo in Shreveport the Nicest Place in Louisiana

    Learn how the owner of one small-town tattoo shop made a big difference.

    Caring for Neighbors Makes Yardley the Nicest Place in Pennsylvania

    Coronavirus couldn't stop this congregation's spirit of giving.

    Walking the Walk Makes Rio Vista the Nicest Place in California

    Find out why this small town was voted the nicest place in California.

    Kid Power Makes Gaithersburg the Nicest Place in Maryland

    In a time when we need kindness more than ever, young people are stepping up in this Maryland city.

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    Fighting COVID-19 and Racial Injustice, Buchanan, Michigan, Is the Nicest Place in America

    In 2020, we received a record number 1,177 story submissions to our annual search for the Nicest Places in America...

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    Q&A: Mitch Albom Talks Kindness Through the COVID Crisis and the Nicest Place in America

    We sat down with Tuesdays With Morrie best-selling author and moral voice of America Mitch Albom to discuss the...

    Americans Surprisingly United Locally—Though Nationally, Divided as Ever, Survey Shows

    Americans feel more unity with those in their local communities, even as they see the country as divided as ever.