The Powerful Story Behind This Photo Will Move You to Tears
The landscape could humble anyone, but it holds particular meaning to one dad.
This Single Mother Feeds Thousands Every Month—and It Costs Her Next to Nothing
The secret ingredient is quite simple, really—anyone can do it.
This Woman Is Raising Money to Open a Salon Accessible to People with Disabilities
Cat Rongitsch, whose stepdaughter has spina bifida, dreams of a place where anyone can feel safe and comfortable getting a...
14 Heartwarming Stories That Prove There’s Nothing in the World Like the Mother-Daughter Bond
Tales of infinite mother-daughter love in 100-words or less.
This Powerful Story Will Convince You to Stop Saying “Let Me Know If You Need Anything”
What does someone who has suffered a sudden trauma and grief most need?
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...
This Victim of Cyber-Bullying Is Confronting Misogynists in the Coolest Way
Every time she gets an insulting comment online, Emily Temple-Wood posts a biography of a female scientist.
Doctors Thought This Disabled Boy Would Never Speak. Boy, Did Alexander Turner Prove Them Wrong.
Alexander was a strangely motionless and silent baby, and doctors knew of fewer than 100 cases like his in the...
This Choir Sings to People on the Verge of Dying, and It’s Just Beautiful
How one extraordinary group provides comfort through music to those on the threshold of life.
Meet 7 Extraordinary Kid Heroes Who Will Give You Hope
These incredible kids and teens came to the rescue when it mattered most.
How a City Bus-Turned-Shower Station is Helping the Homeless Regain Their Dignity
Doniece Sandoval convinced the city of San Francisco to donate four old buses and she raised money to turn them...
3 Touching True Stories That Illustrate the Power of Acceptance
These tales from the Moth, America's premier storytelling group, touch on the empowerment and humor that comes with accepting others—and...
14 Dad Stories That Display the Kindest, Bravest, Wisest Fathers in the World
In 100 words or less, readers share their poignant tales of the bond between father and child
So I Let My Daughter Play With a Stranger at the Beach. And Then Learned This.
My misguided fear about my child interacting with strangers led to a heartwarming discovery.
How a Boy and His Telephone Operator Formed a Lovely, Lasting Friendship
In this Reader's Digest Classic, originally published in 1966 as "The Voice in the Box," a little boy forges a...
Joshua Miele: Inspiration from an Unthinkable Crime
Joshua Miele's sight was stolen from him when he was a child. Forty years later, he's giving the blind a...
5 Amazing Stories of Things Lost, Then Found
Thanks to the kindness of strangers, these precious lost objects were returned to their rightful (and thankful) owners.
Jesse Owens: My Greatest Olympic Prize
In this RD Classic from our archives, American athlete Jesse Owens tells his stunning Olympic story about putting differences aside...
Paula Lucas: International Angel
Paula Lucas dreamed of being able to help battered women living overseas. In 2001, she started Americans Overseas Domestic Violence...
Digest Diet: Adrienne’s Weight-Loss Success Story
After the first phase of the Digest Diet, Adrienne's weight loss was seven pounds; then she went on to shed...