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What These Teens Did For a Paralyzed War Veteran Will Bring Tears to Your Eyes
When California high school students hear a wounded veteran’s story, they honor him the...
When Paramedics Needed a Sign Language Interpreter, This 11-Year-Old Stepped Up to Help
Without a second thought, Yesenia Diosdado ran to the scene of a three-car accident to...
A Teacher Remembers: The Student Who Taught Me My Greatest Lesson About Being a Mom
When a troubled student fled the school, teacher Rachel Macy Stafford got a lesson in...
This Single Mom Invented a Medical Device to Cure Her Daughter’s Chronic Pain
Desperate to soothe her daughter’s pain, Shelly Henry developed a unique medical device.
A Depressed Mother, A Lonely Daughter, and Mrs. Reese, the Neighbor Who Changed Their Lives
My mother refused to let me play next door. Breaking the rules made all the difference.
4 Heartwarming True Tales of Vintage Christmas Kindness
These true stories from readers like you prove that, deep down, Christmas has always been...
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...
She Invented a Coat to Help the Homeless In Brutal Winters, But Now It Has an Even Better Use
Veronika Scott's brilliant insulated overcoats double as sleeping bags. But they've also created new jobs...
A Story About Pretty Girl, the Stray Dog We Couldn’t Give Up On
Never give up on anything, least of all a dog.
A Nurse’s Story: Taking in My Cancer Patient’s 9-Year-Old Son Was the Best Thing I Ever Did
I gave his mother all I could. Now it was Stephen's turn.
Editor’s Note: Look Who Showed Up
Reader's Digest Editor in Chief Liz Vaccariello reflects on the power of a helping hand...
“If You Find This Letter, Then It’s For You”: What It’s Like to Write Love Letters to Total Strangers
Hannah Brencher left a note on the subway for a stranger. What came next was an abundance of love.
3 Heart-Pounding True Stories About Heroes Who Couldn’t Help But Come to the Rescue
These tales from the Moth, America's premier storytelling group, reveal how striking acts of heroism...
Never Listen to Your Voice Mail? Here’s Why You Need to Start
Sure, email and texting is great, but it can't quite capture the comfort of hearing someone's voice.
These Brothers Rushed to the Scene of a 3-Car Crash. What They Found in the Driver’s Seat Shocked Them.
Conner and Caleb Richey prove bravery runs in their family.
This 911 Operator May Have Saved A Man’s Life—With an Avocado
Marilyn Hinson shows us that 911 service doesn't need to end with answering a phone.
Real-Life Ghost Story: Her Husband Had Been Dead For a Year. Then His Handprint Appeared on the Mirror.
This widow's chilling true tale will make you seriously question the afterlife.
More Than 70,000 Dogs Live in America’s Research Labs. I Rescued One of Them.
More than 70,000 dogs live in America’s research laboratories. Now there are seven fewer.
This Pregnant Mother Saved Four People From a Fire. Um, What Have You Done Today?
Here is why Manek Campbell is our new hero.
“I Wish My Teacher Knew”: One Teacher’s Brilliant Plan to Give Underprivileged Students a Voice
It's as simple as encouraging her students to write notes saying, "I wish my teacher knew..."
The Powerful Reason This Neuroscientist Studies Memory
I discovered the three little words that broke through my father’s dementia.
The Mystery and Wonder of a Marked-Up Library Book
Author Gary Soto couldn't help but wonder, "Who was the person who'd marked up my library book?"
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...
This Man is Using a Simple Visual Trick to Cure Phantom Limb Pain
Amputees are often tortured by phantom pain from missing limbs. While scientists puzzle over the...
One Man’s Brilliant Way to Provide Homes to the Homeless
A woman in his neighborhood was suffering. The way Elvis Summers helped her could help...
“Pull Yourself Together!”: Rob Lowe on the Unexpected Tears of Sending His Son to College
The Emmy award-winning actor had no idea how hard it would be to send his...
Grace Was Her Name: How the Woman My Father Killed Lives On in My Mind
Lorenzo Carcaterra and Grace Monte are linked by murder and blood, and they always will be.
These 3 Teachers Gave Life Lessons You Can’t Find In a Textbook
Readers remember their most influential teachers who continue to impact their lives long after graduation.
“I Won’t Let You Die”: This Teen Saved a Woman After She Was Shot and Pinned Against a Guardrail
On a dark night, Caleb Martin's car headlights signaled hope for an abused woman.
A Man Is Released From Prison After 4 Years. This Is the Incredible Story of How He Reunited With His Family.
In this classic bit of folklore reprinted from the January 1972 issue of Reader's Digest, a...
A Fire, A Grieving Family, and the Kind Strangers Who Saved Photos—and Memories
When photos are all that remain after an unthinkable tragedy, a team of experts cleans...
Extraordinary America: 13 Unsung Heroes Who Will Restore Your Faith in Our Country
From an Arkansas woman who feeds the town on her pension to the Ferguson, Missouri...