My Father-in-Law Had the Whole Family Select His Final Resting Place Before He Passed
When it came to selecting his final resting place, my father-in-law knew to scout the land he loved, with help from the entire family.
This Woman Has Helped Over 400 Seniors Schedule Vaccine Appointments
She saw a need for help—and didn't hesitate to step up to the plate.
How the Dog Nobody Wanted for 17 Months Became a School’s Unofficial Mascot
When Higgins was found, he had been dumped on the side of the road and appeared aggressive—but with some TLC...
This Biker Rode 1,426 Miles to Meet the Family of His Organ Donor
Her son’s organ donation saved his life. So he rode to meet her.
After This Man Rescued a Cow from a Dairy Farm, the Two Developed the Most Unbelievable Friendship
Meet Ryan and his 1,000-pound bestie: Jenna the cow. She's brought joy to his life—and also brought him together...
How This Woman and Her Horse Made a Man’s Final Months Full of Life
A horse shunned by his herd gets rescued by a woman who understands his pain. Then they live, play, and—ultimately—grieve...
The Seeing-Eye Dog Who’s Always Ripe for a Challenge
I was at my lowest and things were only getting worse—then I met my service dog, Plum.
How One “Hedgehog Lady” Reignited Her Sense of Purpose
When a baby hedgehog needed a home, this woman stepped in without hesitation.
This Rescue Dog Helps His Owner Nurse Baby Hummingbirds Back to Health
You don't have to be from the same species to be kindred spirits.
Inspiring Stories from People Who Found Their True Calling Halfway Through Life
Some people don’t find their true direction in life until they are halfway through it.
How an 18-Year-Old Helped Save a Hiker Who Fell 75 Feet Off a Mountain Cliff
An 18-year-old went on a hike with his mom—and returned home a hero. Here's how his quick actions saved...
When the World Shut Down, This 9-Year-Old Created an Unlikely Bond with 6 Chickens
In a time of isolation from the rest of the world, this little girl found friendship in her family’s new...
This Couple Adopted a Cat to Help Their Dog with His Separation Anxiety—Now They Have the Most Beaut...
Follow this unusual pair of furry friends as they explore the West.
How an Activist with Disabilities Went from Being a Role Model to a Runway Model
A disabled activist won’t let Twitter trolls stop her from seeing herself as she really is—a star.
This Musician Asks Kids to Trade Their Guns in for Trumpets to Help Combat Violence in New Orleans
Alarmed by a tragic shooting in his hometown, a New Orleans musician gives hope to kids—for a song.
A Surf Board Drifted from Hawaii to the Philippines and Started a Friendship Between the Two Owners
It traveled over 5,000 miles across the ocean and was still in one piece.
I Was Bullied on Valentine’s Day as a Kid. Here’s How I Spread Kindness on February 14 a...
As a child, I had a humiliating experience on February 14. Now that I’m a teacher, my students celebrate...
15 People Share the Silver Linings They Found Amid a Pandemic
This year, many of us have new appreciation for life’s simpler joys. RD readers share their discoveries.
How This Quadriplegic Man Learned How to Move His Limbs…with His Mind
Ian Burkhart was the first quadriplegic to regain control of his body using his thoughts.
This 11-Year-Old Mows Lawns to Raise Money for Social Justice
Meet Jack, a young boy giving up the money from his summer job to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
A Girl Wrote a Simple Thank You Note to Her Postman and Got Hundreds of Responses
The appreciation delivered by an 11-year-old girl is returned to sender—from grateful postal service employees nationwide.
A 14-Year-Old Boy Helped Save Another Boy’s Life After Meeting Him Through a Video Game
The friendships that teens build online can be stronger than you think.