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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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Rochester, MN

"Minnesota Nice" is palpable everywhere you go in this small-but-cosmopolitan city. People travel from all over the world to be...


Livermore, CA

With one of the highest volunteer rates in the country, Livermore doesn't just talk the talk -- they walk the...


Best Little Hair House in Yukon, OK

Walk into the Best Little Hair Shop and you'll feel it right away: the aura of kindness. The ladies who...


FINALIST: Kalamazoo, MI

Bursting at the seams with kindness, it's impossible not to rave about living in this Michigan city -- just ask...


Kipling, NC

Sometimes, life is kinder than fiction. At least that's the case in Kipling, where the residents are so well known...


Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, WA

Students attend Walla Walla Community College to take classes, but the professors at Walla Walla will school you on kindness...


Arroyo Grande, CA

A town carved by sandy dunes and forest trails, Arroyo Grande is the perfect place for adventure and communities of...


Ridgefield, CT

Ridgefield is a good, old-fashioned American town, with strong values that they take to heart. When it comes to kindness,...

Liberty, KY

Liberty and nice places? Apples to apples. This is a town where kindness and friendliness are as classic as their...


Raymond, MN

There's no shortage of civic activity in Raymond, where veterans are hailed as heroes and patriotism is at an all...


Seaside, OR

If big-city bustle with small-town heart is what you're searching for, look no further than the beach town of Seaside,...


Leon & Lulu in Clawson, MI

A true shopper's delight, Leon and Lulu is much more than a retail outlet but a place where customers become...


5 Things You Can Do This Sunday to Change the World

Changing the entire world is a seemingly impossible task, but, here at BYUtv’s Random Acts, we believe change starts small,...


14 Random Acts of Kindness That Went Totally Wrong

It's been said that "no good deed goes unpunished." And if you don't believe it, these stories will prove it.


10 Lives That Were Forever Changed Thanks to the Power of Generosity

These stories of radical compassion reveal our inner humanitarians, the part of us that believes that if we live with...


The 14 Most Heartwarming Acts of Kindness of 2017

2017 was a challenging year, filled with headlines we'd rather forget. It was also a time when people rose to...

These 10 Heartwarming Veteran Reunions Are Guaranteed to Make You Cry Tears of Joy

We're sharing some of the sweetest reunions between military members and their family, friends, and fur-babies. Just try not to...


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Gallatin, Tennessee: The Town That Rose Above Tragedy to Become 2017’s Nicest Place in America

This town's moving story of strength and kindness will restore your faith in humanity.


This Heartbreaking Story Will Remind You Just How Much Kindness Really Matters

Her moving story will stay with you long after you finish reading.


The Heartwarming Reason My Grandma Ironed My Grandpa’s Work Clothes Every Day—Even Though He W...

The author’s grandmother wanted the world 
to see her husband not as an aging farmer with false teeth but exactly...


10 Inspiring Stories of Extreme Forgiveness That Will Lift Your Spirits

After suffering devastating tragedies, these remarkable people were able to put aside their anger and blame to find mercy in...

How a Tiny Facebook Page Sparked a Movement of Kindness in Shorewood, Wisconsin

It started out as an online group for recycling kids' toys until a Facebook post from a member in need...


How It Feels to Live in a Tiny Town Where Everyone Knows Your Name

When a town's motto is "Nice people live here," you can bet their hearts know no bounds when it comes...


When Police Violence Threatened to Tear This Town Apart, What Happened Next Will Restore Your Faith ...

A saying goes, "When something terrible happens, it's how you react to it that really determines who you are." That...


7 Stories from “The Moth” That Will Tug on Your Heartstrings Long After They’re Over

"The Moth" showcases storytellers who share tales that run from heartwarming to hilarious. If you're new to the podcast, these...


This Restaurant Owner Hands Out Hundreds of Dollars to Stranded Travelers

Jim Oliver's Smoke House, Lodge, and Cabins in Monteagle, TN, has a knack for helping stranded travelers. Is he running...