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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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21 Extraordinary Stories of Generosity That Will Stay with You

These acts of kindness—big and small—speak to the generosity of the American spirit.


12 LGBTQ Activists Who Have Changed American History

It's hard to imagine where gay pride would be without the work and efforts of these LGBTQ leaders and countless...


Students Noticed One Boy Was Wearing the Same Clothes Every Day, so They Stepped in to Help

"They went home and hunted through their own drawers and closets."



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I Rescue 100 Cats a Year—Here’s What I Want You to Know

Each day a cat is rescued is an emotional rollercoaster of heartache and triumph, and Denise wouldn't have it any...


16 Photos That Celebrate the Good in All of Us

As we navigate through this unprecedented time, the number of people who need help continues to grow.



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Read One Teacher’s Genius Response to the Question “What Do You Make?”

Teacher Taylor Mali's unforgettable, searing retort to a thoughtless question certainly put a dinner companion in his place—and can make...


A Football Player Decided to Donate Bone Marrow—He Never Imagined That It Would Save a Little Girl&#...

When Mike Mushaw decided to donate bone marrow, he not only saved a life but also made a lifelong friend.


A Toddler Was Playing on Train Tracks as a Train Approached—The Conductor’s Quick Action Saved Her Life

The engineer could never stop the 6,200-ton train in time. So when the conductor saw a little girl on the...


After Living on the Streets, This Man Takes Every Opportunity to Help Others

An imperfect man finds the perfect way to give back.


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During the COVID-19 Crisis, This Man Helped People in Need Get Toilet Paper

When Jonny Blue realized that people were hoarding toilet paper, he set out to make sure the people who needed...


14 Nurses Share Stories of Positive Moments Behind-the-Scenes of COVID-19

These frontline workers spend lots of time bedside—bringing joy to patients and fellow nurses. Here's a glimpse at how they've...


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21 Moving Photos of Kindness in the Time of Coronavirus

Tough times can truly bring out the best in people.


This Lovely Little Story Proves Why You Should Always Be Nice to Drive-Thru Workers

A "tomato fairy" I met as a drive-thru worker inspired me to pass along the good stuff that I grow.


A Cop Just Happened to Be in the Right Place at the Right Time to Save a 12-Day-Old Baby’s Life

“Do not let this baby die in front of her mother and grandmother.”


A Man Heard an Elderly Woman Was About to Lose Her House, So He Gave Her the Money to Keep It

When a Detroit man heard a woman was about 
to lose her house, he opened his heart—and his wallet.


5 Times Adopting a Homeless Animal Saved the Owners’ Lives Too

Because pets are the emotional, physical, and spiritual gift we didn’t know we needed.


14 Years After a Fatal Diagnosis, This Man Ran His 18th Straight Marathon

After experiencing a slew of potentially deadly heart problems, Randy Lazer always had a new finish line in mind to...

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A UPS Driver Rescued a Dog from a Frozen Pond Without Hesitation

He heard a cry for help and immediately tracked it down.


This Woman Gives Free Haircuts to Those Less Fortunate and Her Simple Act of Kindness is Starting to...

Wheeling her red chair and scissors around 
the city, a salon owner gives out-of-luck strangers the gift of visibility—one free...


13 Times Mail Carriers Were Everyday Heroes

Their job often puts them in the right place at the right time, but it's their hearts that made these...


A Man in His 60s Working Towards His Masters Proves That You’re Never too Old to Learn

At 63, Jerry Valencia was determined to get his 
college degree—and his master’s too.



This Hero Opened a Home to Help Women That Have Been Sex Trafficked

A random chat on an airplane led to a life-changing idea.