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This Couple Is Working to Save Europe’s Last Great Forest Wilderness
Illegal loggers are slowly tearing down the forest, destroying the landscape and habitats. This couple...
Brain Damage from Drowning Can Be Reversed—and This Little Girl Is Proof
This is a world's first!
This Is the Best Thing You Can Do to Make Someone’s Day
Every act of kindness, no matter how large, starts with something small, something we all...
Two Pilots Save a Man Dangling from Another Plane in History’s Most Spectacular Mid-Air Rescue
Second Lieutenant Walter Osipoff was a seasoned parachutist. But one day, everything that could go...
How This Woman Turned a Passion for Travel into a Six-Figure Salary—Really!
Christy Woodrow turned her passion for traveling and gorgeous Instagram shots into a well-paying job...
You’ll Never Believe What This 11-Year-Old Invented to Save Babies Left in Hot Cars
Tragically, many children die in the summer after accidentally being left in hot cars. But...
The Powerful Story Behind This Photo Will Move You to Tears
The landscape could humble anyone, but it holds particular meaning to one dad.
This Story Will Make You Stop Saying “I Hope You’re Well” Ever Again
The words we use to express closeness and care in our culture can drive us...
6 True Water Rescue Stories That Will Make You Rethink How You Swim
A sunny day at the pool, lake, or ocean can turn dangerous in seconds if...
How These Twin Babies Were Born with Different Skin Colors
Scientific proof that love is colorblind.
She Thought She Was Just a Little Plump—but She Actually Had a 140-Pound Tumor
The tumor had been growing for about 16 years.
15 of the Most Inspirational and Uplifting Nelson Mandela Quotes
July 18 is the anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, who was born in 1918 and...
A Baby Was Born Mid-Flight, and the Airline’s Response Will THRILL You
The unscheduled arrival of a brand-new passenger made for a very happy ending on this flight.
After Finding Out Kids Were Making Fun of My Lunch, My Mom’s Response Surprised Everyone
This mom gets it—sometimes you have to reach someone's stomach before you can get...
Disney Characters Surprising a Deaf Little Boy in Sign Language Will Melt Your Heart
Because "the Happiest Place on Earth" is for everyone.
You’ll Never Believe What These 12 Teen Girls Created to Battle Homelessness in Their Community
These 12 girls from the San Fernando Valley saw homelessness first-hand, and found a chance to...
A Law School Professor Told Me I’d Never Graduate. He Was Right—but Here’s Why That Was Really a Gift
My mama told me that I would never know what it was like to be ignorant. I soon came to find out.
The Greatest Gift This Dad Ever Gave His Daughter Will Definitely Make You Cry
One woman's father's fondest expressions of love flowed not from his words, but from his hands.
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...
Who Is Nelson Mandela? A Reader’s Digest Exclusive Interview
In 2005, Reader's Digest spoke with Nelson Mandela about his life, the strength of mind that...
A Groundbreaking New Water Park for People with Disabilities Just Opened—and You Have to See It
Morgan’s Inspiration Island is the first water park of its kind. Thanks to its...
This School Replaced Detention with Meditation—and the Results Are Truly Mind-Blowing
Ever since this Baltimore school implemented a mindfulness program, it's been seeing incredible results.
Vote for the Nicest Place in America!
Hundreds of you shared your choices. Now, we've revealed the 10 finalists — cast your ballot for...
This Sergeant’s Remains Were Going to Be Shipped Home In a FedEx Box—Until Veterans Stepped In
Jonathan Turner was passed from veteran to veteran as he traveled home from California to Georgia.
This Country Is Using Drones to Save Thousands of Lives—Here’s How
Medical personnel often have to travel very far to pick up life-saving supplies. But this...
This Adorable Little Girl Thought This Bride Was a Princess, and Her Reaction Is Precious
One little girl's fairy tale came true when she mistook a bride for the princess...
Meet the Well-Traveled Cats That Have Already Been to More Places Than You
Abandoned as kittens, Daikichi and Fuku-chan found a happy ending with their new owners. Now,...
The Number One Thing You Need to Do This Summer to Feel Alive
Life is serious, but carnivals aren't. A recent romp with a gal pal at an...
This 12-Year-Old Wanted to Watch Her Brother’s Birth, But Instead She Got the Surprise of a Lifetime
Jacee is looking forward to telling her little brother the story about the day he was born.
The Famous Times Square Ferris Wheel Closed in 2015—and You HAVE to See the Makeover It Got
The once 60-foot-tall ferris wheel was a Times Square staple for years, but it now...
After a Trucker Lost Her Beloved Cat, a Stranger Stepped in with a Promise to Reunite Them
Truck driver Sharon Griffin was heartbroken when she lost her beloved cat at a rest...
Nurses Hold Adorable ‘Graduation Day’ for Preemie Babies Leaving the Hospital
Congratulations to the tiniest (and cutest!) Class of 2017!