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A Firefighter Was Getting Ready for Bed, but a Few Minutes Later Ended up Saving a Woman from Being Hit by a Train
He grabbed a flashlight and headed outside still in his pajamas.
This Family Keeps Their Community Warm by Chopping Firewood for Those in Need
A family tradition of chopping wood together warms the hearths of others.
This Teacher Saved a Cafeteria of Students from an Active Shooter
Her students now compare her to Chuck Norris.
I Was Adopted at 13, and Now I Dedicate My Life to Helping Others in Foster Care
After growing up in the foster care system, Shanté Elliott is working to help others...
15 Stories That Prove It’s Never Too Late to Change Your Life
Get inspired by these determined doers who refused to sit back and let life pass them by.
We Need to Bring Back the Pledge of Allegiance in Our Classrooms
Singing the national anthem or saluting the flag are not “reflexive patriotism.” Children need goals...
A Lifeguard Saved Two Kids from Drowning. The Mother’s Response Will Sicken You.
Never judge a hero by his tattoos.
This Artist Painted the Burned Home of a Wildfire Victim—And Transformed a Community
An artist fights a devastating forest fire, one can of spray paint at a time.
Why Magicians Have the Most Rewarding Job in the World
If you could make people feel like this, why wouldn’t you do it all the time?
How One Second-Generation American Is Empowering Immigrant Girls Around the Country
Why aren't more immigrant girls going to college? This woman knows—and she has a solution.
How a Former Victim of Domestic Violence Is Protecting Young Girls from the Same Fate
"These are girls who felt thrown away and lost and we are there to show them that is not true."
How a 17-Year Old Is Helping to Feed 12,000 Homeless People
"We have 1.5 times the amount of food needed to feed everyone on the planet, it's...
24 Stories About the Touching Kindness of Strangers That’ll Make You Tear Up
We asked readers for firsthand accounts of compassion. Here are 24 stories that touched your lives—...
How Everyone in This One Small Town Became Millionaires Overnight
Except for one unlucky resident, everyone in this debt-ridden farming community became incredibly wealthy when...
Here’s How a 78-Year-Old Gambler Brought One Woman Humanity
An unlikely friendship teaches one woman the importance of taking a chance on others.
A Car Accident Paralyzed Her from the Waist Down, but That Didn’t Stop Her from Fulfilling Her Dream of Dancing
A pioneering dance troupe is proving that you can chase your dreams—even in a wheelchair.
People Joined This Lunchtime Running Group to Stay Fit; Instead, They Helped Catch a Thief
While on a run they heard someone scream for help.
When this Rabbi Needed a Kidney, a Methodist Minister Came to the Rescue
In what sounds like a case of divine intervention, this reverend and rabbi found each...
In Columbiana, Ohio, the Nicest Place in America, Nobody Gets Left Behind
In Columbiana, Ohio, nobody gets left behind, from blue-collar workers, to the wealthy, to folks...
21 Nicest Things CEOs Have Done for Their Employees
What goes around, comes around, right? These CEOs have taken that lesson to heart—and...
Community Health Hero: People’s Health Clinic
This zero-cost health-care destination is helping the uninsured.
Community Health Hero: Nano Corona
After fighting off cancer himself, Nano created a unique charity to help fight the disease.
Community Health Hero: Camp Sweeney
Get an inside look at this inspiring community-building center dedicated to children with type 1 diabetes.
Heartwarming Stories of Relatives Who Found Each Other Through DNA Tests
Millions of people have used commercial DNA tests to trace their family trees. For a...
13 Animal Adoptions That Will Melt Your Heart
Get the hankies ready and the sound the cute alarms: These touching tales of animal...
After Getting into a Serious Car Accident, This Woman Never Thought She Would Meet the Woman That Helped Her Daughter Stay Safe—When She Did, She Couldn’t Believe What She Heard
After colliding with a bus, this woman is lucky to be alive.
After a Hiker Injured Her Knee, Strangers Took Turns Carrying Her Down the Mountain to Safety
She landed on her left leg and then heard a snap.
22 Incredible Things People Have Done to Help Out Their Neighbors
These kindhearted people take being a "good neighbor" seriously.
When a Man Made Fun of His Seatmate’s Weight, This Stranger Stepped In
She glanced down at his phone and saw that he was texting, “Hey Babe, I’...
I Survived 9/11—These Are the 15 Questions Young People Ask Me the Most
Twelve-years-old at the time of the attack, the author survived, and so did her family....
Military Dogs Struggle Just as Much as Humans When They Return Home From War
On the front lines in Afghanistan, Dyngo was a hero. But retirement for the canine...
After a Car Went Up in Flames Outside His Home, This Man Climbed in To Save the Driver
“I feel like I just did what had to be done,” says Languell.