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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    Albion, MI: Reviving a Theater and Hosting Youth Activities

    In 2011, residents of more than 50% of the cities, towns and villages in the U.S. cast their votes in


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    Woman Who Lost Leg Finds Inspiration from Disabled Dolphin

    On a recent morning in Clearwater, Florida, Maja Kazazic peered down into a 73,000-gallon aquarium. For two years, she’d been


    The Heroes Rebuilding New Orleans

    Three years after Hurricane Katrina, die-hard citizens like these seven are bringing the city back to life.


    Hope for Deaf-Blind Triplets — Light in the Dark

    How parents of triplets found hope in a dismal situation.


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    True Stories: Inspiring Words from Real Couples

    The 1,001 men and women who participated in the Reader’s Digest Marriage in America Survey didn’t get paid to participate;


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    Michael Oher: Homeless Hero Becomes Academic Success

    The New Kid When Sean Tuohy saw the new kid sitting in the high school gym, he saw a boy


    RD on TV: Gracie’s Choice

    An inspirational story about a teen hero found a way to keep three brothers from being separated.

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    Everyday Hero: Jeff May

    The ninth-graders in Missy Dodds’s seventh-period study hall were restless that Monday afternoon, March 21, 2005. It was the last