Inspirational Stories

Reader’s Digest has the stories to lift your spirits and fill you with hope in your darkest moments. We’ve promised to be a source of joy, and these stories deliver. From everyday heros to reunited long-lost siblings, we’ve got the stories to inspire you.

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You Won’t Believe What These Dads Invented to Make Life Better for Their Kids

Necessity may be the mother of invention—but change the word "mother" to "father" here, because these amazing dads saw a need based on their life with kids and invented a solution to share with the world.

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You’ll Never Believe What This 11-Year-Old Invented to Save Babies Left in Hot Cars

Tragically, many children die in the summer after accidentally being left in hot cars. But this young inventor is determined...


Behold, the Old Barn that Was Transformed into a Basketball Court

When they saw how their friends made an old barn the perfect space for a pickup game, this family decided...