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A Deaf Woman, a Risky Surgery, and the Chance to Hear for the First Time … At 39
"What if it goes wrong?" says Mom. But what if it doesn't?
14 Short Stories About the Kindest, Bravest, Wisest Dads in the World
In 100 words or less, readers share their poignant tales of the bond between father and...
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.
Her Husband Was Murdered. Then a Community She Hardly Knew Saved Her Family.
When she had nowhere else to turn, the young widow's community rallied to help.
This Chicago Woman Selflessly Saved a Bus of 38 Passengers From Crashing
When Jill Bien found the driver of her bus unconscious, she leaped into the driver's...
This Pittsburgh Cop Saved Two Boys from Abuse—Then Adopted Them
Jack Mook, a veteran detective who volunteers at a boxing gym for inner-city kids, calls...
12 Short, Sweet Stories About Moms (That Will Make You Want to Call Yours)
In 100 words or less, readers share their poignant tales of the bond between mother and...
When a Car Plunged Into a Philadelphia Creek, These Strangers All Ran to Help
This extraordinary group of Samaritans worked together to save a woman from drowning.
A Stroke, A Coma, A Revelation: How a Quadriplegic Man Helped Pioneer His Own Life-Changing Robot
After a paralyzing stroke, Henry Evans went from feeling suicidal to full of optimism with...
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...
Roxane Gay Makes a Case for Why We Should All Quit Whining
The professor and author was the queen of complaints—until she realized what she was missing.
I Learned This Most Valuable Life Lesson … From a Meal With an Amazing Waiter
In a theater basement 20 years ago, Emily Winslow learned a lesson in generosity that she'll...
In Spite of Cerebral Palsy, One Man Made a Furious Climb Up Mount Kilimanjaro
Diagnosed with cerebral palsy as an infant, Bonner Paddock had no shortage of rage. With...
Walking the Family Dog I Never Wanted Got Me Through My Husband’s Cancer
In the midst of her husband's fight with leukemia, Jill Smolowe's walks with Misty reminded...
Ari & the Cello Chair
A chance encounter with a music teacher filled me with passion and purpose.
She Lifted a Car Off Her Dad and Saved His Life
Lauren Kornacki's father was working on a car when it fell of the jack, crushing...
A Frustrating Plane Delay, and the Simple Baggie of Cookies That Made It All Better
My delayed flight led to to a life-changing interaction.
How 2 Elephants Used Strength—and Smarts—to Save a Bridge
When massive logs and a rushing river threaten a bridge, these two elephants did something...
This Is Why Zach Fike Reunites Purple Hearts With Soldiers Who Lost Them
Read these stories behind lost Purple Hearts, and the man who finds their owners.
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...
After Unimaginable Cruelty, How Toefu Became a Dog Whisperer to Help Others
Can dogs learn from their misfortune? Here’s the story of Toefu the spaniel, who...
This Photographer Is Saving Foster Kids One Photoshoot at a Time
Read about the incredibly generous way Seattle photographer Jennifer Loomis is using her photography talents...
Hoda Kotb, a Stranger on a Plane, and His Simple Advice She’ll Never Forget
On one of the Today show cohost's darkest days, her seatmate’s wise words about...
How This Chance Meeting at the Ganges Changed 5 Lives Forever
An impromptu lesson in kindness inspires one man to give an incredible gift to a...
This Kind Stranger Helped a Paralyzed Teen Finish High School (And More)
Despite a tragic accident, Collin Smith was determined to succeed at school. He got an...
A Devoted Husband Confesses: Why I Wear Two Wedding Bands
A man explains to a stranger how wearing a second wedding band has changed his life.
A Tragic Accident, Then One Woman’s Bold Fight to Make Horse Racing Safer
Jo Anne Normile discovered a dark side to Thoroughbred racing that most fans don't know...
Chilling Reincarnation Stories: Meet 3 Children Who Lived Before
Professor Jim Tucker thinks that past lives are possible. Here are three startling accounts of...
A Courageous Cancer Story: The Day I Started Lying to Ruth
A cancer doctor on losing his wife to cancer.
The Epic Journey of a WWII P.O.W.’s Gold Ring
A ring traded in desperation in a German prison camp comes home to a veteran's...
A Disabled Vet’s Wheelchair Broke in the Middle of Lowe’s. What These Employees Did Next Is Just Incredible.
How a group of Lowe’s employees restored Vietnam veteran Michael Sulsona's faith in people.
My Family Abandoned Me. Then A Stranger’s Simple Kindness Changed My Life
In a random act of kindness, strangers turned around one writer's awful day by lifting...