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13-Year-Old Boy Uses His 'Make-a-Wish' to Feed the Homeless for a Year

Jackson, Mississippi – The past few years have been difficult for 13-year-old Adeola “Abraham” Olagbegi. In 2020, the teen was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, and he underwent a successful bone...

November 23, 2021  |  4 comments
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Laughter is the Best Teacher. How humor and history go together in this classroom.

Miss Arbury teaches history at the local high school. On the excitement scale, learning history for most kids sits somewhere between math and art. A few cool things and lots of facts...

November 18, 2021  |  1 comment
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Friends Pitch in to Gift Special Glasses for Their Friend Who Is Colorblind Giving Him the Gift of Color

Francis spent the first 18 years of his life experiencing the world in a limited spectrum, with reds and greens often indistinguishable, appearing to him as murky browns. Then his caring group...

November 16, 2021  |  1 comment
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A Lesson We Should Never Forget. The incredible story of American POWs smuggling rations to Russian prisoners at Stalag-B.

In 1988, Charles Kuralt discovered a story of heroism that would have disappeared from history were it not for the determination of a former Russian prisoner who vowed to thank the men...

November 11, 2021  |  1 comment
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WWII Veteran's Dream Comes True When He Finally Meets Woman Who Wrote Him Cherished Thank-You Letter When She Was a Child

Strongsville, Ohio – Twelve years ago, 95-year-old World War II veteran Frank Grasberger received a heartwarming letter from a sweet third-grader thanking him for his service and dedication. Frank treasured the thoughtful...

November 9, 2021  |  5 comments
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For the Cost of a Box of Cereal. How just noticing makes all the difference in the world.

Julian was having a difficult day at work. Projects were due, and his boss had just made major changes to a spreadsheet that would mean a long night. Julian isn’t the type...

November 4, 2021  |  4 comments
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Man Helps Farmers Deliver Millions of Pounds of Surplus Produce from Farms to Food Banks

Bothell, WA – Washington resident George Ahearn read a disturbing newspaper article in 2020 about how a local farm planned to destroy thousands of perfectly good crops. Crop demand had drastically slowed...

November 2, 2021  |  4 comments
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Stay Curious. The remarkable underwater life of Jacques Cousteau.

So little was known about the depths of the sea in the mid 1930s. An entire world lay beneath the ships, yet it was mostly inaccessible. Staring out at endless ocean waters...

October 28, 2021  |  1 comment
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Co-Workers Donate Their Own Kidney to Save Each Other’s Husbands

Tia Wimbush and Susan Ellis worked in the same department at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for years. One day, Susan’s manager informed her that Tia and Susan shared a common struggle: Both...

October 26, 2021  |  6 comments
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The World Awaits You. The story of the first woman to circumnavigate the world.

The name Jeanne Baret is hardly a household name. She was born in rural France in the mid 1700s and her family teetered on the edge of poverty. But Jeanne was an...

October 21, 2021  |  4 comments
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Man Fixes and Delivers Old RVs to Wildfire Survivors for Free

Woody Faircloth and his 9-year-old daughter, Luna, spend much of their time on the road, on a heartfelt mission. Since 2018, the pair has personally delivered donated RVs to traumatized families who...

October 19, 2021  |  4 comments
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Born to Make a Difference. Kids who are changing their world.

Kids these days. Seems they spend most of their time with their noses pointed at their phones or their eyeballs frantically moving to the flashes of video games. It’s easy to be...

October 14, 2021  |  2 comments
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90-Year-Old Great-Grandmother Handmakes Over 11,000 Newborn Hats To Donate to Hospital

Retirement hasn’t slowed down 90-year-old great-grandmother Jeanie Shaffer, who has handmade more than 11,000 tiny hats for newborns in her golden years. Every hat Jeanie creates is made with special care —...

October 12, 2021  |  6 comments
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Sometimes, Quiet Listening has the Power to Save a Life

For 40 years, School Teacher, Miss Smith, stood in front of her classroom, tapping the blackboard where an inspirational quote was drawn neatly in D’Nealian cursive. “Open your notebooks and write,” she...

October 7, 2021  |  4 comments
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Local Texas Legend ‘Mattress Mack’ Heads Hurricane Ida Relief Efforts

When Hurricane Ida made landfall recently in Louisiana, it took an especially devastating toll, leaving catastrophic damage in its wake. The storm tore off roofs, flooded roads, downed trees and power lines...

October 5, 2021  |  2 comments
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A tradition of kindness on the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is a rugged footpath that runs from Northern Georgia to Central Maine along the crest of the Appalachian Mountains. It passes through 14 states and all kinds of unpredictable...

September 30, 2021  |  4 comments
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Commuters Save Man in Wheelchair Who Fell from Subway Platform onto Path of Oncoming Train.

In a busy Manhattan subway station, a group of commuters witnessed a man in a wheelchair fall onto the subway tracks. One brave man immediately leapt into action and onto the train...

September 27, 2021  |  1 comment
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Beyond the Moon with an Eye on Mars.

The story of a young woman who dreamed of pushing the boundaries and now designs launch systems for NASA. The billionaire space race is on. And it rivals the competition between Russia...

September 23, 2021  |  1 comment
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Dad Builds Fully Inclusive and Ultra-Accessible Special Needs Theme Park

San Antonio, Texas - When businessman Gordon Hartman was on a family vacation years ago, he observed how his daughter, Morgan, who was 12 at the time, had difficulty participating in the...

September 21, 2021  |  5 comments
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Getting Outside is the Best Way to Get Rid of the Blues

Brad’s idea of a good time is to swim across the lake at the base of the Grand Tetons, then hike to the top peak and back again on the same day....

September 16, 2021  |  5 comments
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Olympian Auctions Silver Medal so Infant can have Lifesaving Heart Surgery

Warsaw, Poland – Kindhearted Polish Olympian Maria Andrejczyk has generously auctioned off her Tokyo Games silver medal to raise funds for an infant’s lifesaving operation. Żabka, a popular supermarket chain in Poland,...

September 14, 2021  |  5 comments
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The Power of Saying Hi

The simplest word in our language can be the most inclusive.

September 9, 2021  |  7 comments
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Day Care Kids Form Special Bond With 91-Year-Old Man With Dementia

Vidalia, Louisiana – At 91 years old and with a dementia diagnosis, Gene McGehee was finding his golden years to be his loneliest. That all changed one day when he heard the...

September 7, 2021  |  3 comments
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Reach For the Stars… No Matter How Long it Takes.

Wally Funk became the oldest person to visit space. She’s 82 years young! Better late than never. Probably the last thing Wally Funk wants to hear. She just flew into space at...

September 2, 2021  |  1 comment
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Business Owner Fixes Old Cars, Donates Them to People in Need

Eliot Middleton is a South Carolina restaurant owner with a charitable heart. When he isn’t busy under the oven hood cooking in his restaurant, he is under one in his yard, fixing...

August 31, 2021  |  6 comments
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Road Trip Across America. A discovery of what unites us.

The early morning sun shelters behind the Rocky Mountains, and it’s not until you reach Wyoming that it’s up full. Seeing America by car has re-emerged. Perhaps pent-up travelers want to move...

August 26, 2021  |  3 comments
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Paralympic Medalist Inspires Millions

Syracuse, UT - Hunter Woodhall is a two-time Paralympic medalist competing in two track-and-field events in the 2021 Tokyo Paralympics this summer, representing Team USA. Hunter was born with a condition called...

August 24, 2021  |  3 comments
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Let Appreciation Move You to Action

Our modern culture tends to focus on past regrets and future uncertainty. It is the present where we need to focus, on who we are and what we can be. Something we...

August 19, 2021  |  5 comments
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Teens Invent Wheelchair Stroller So Disabled Dad Can Take Newborn on a Walk

Potomac, MD - Jeremy King has impaired mobility following an operation three years ago to remove a brain tumor. When his wife, Chelsie, was due to give birth to their first child,...

August 17, 2021  |  6 comments
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Baseball and Life Lessons

Bill is a Navy vet and retired oil field engineer. His hands are thick, and his fingers branch out in all directions. Pulling on ropes as a sailor off the coast of...

August 12, 2021  |  1 comment
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Salon Owner and her Volunteers Uplifts The Homeless with Free Mini-makeovers

Knoxville, TN - Salon owner Marti Baker knows a new haircut helps make a person feel reinvigorated. She wanted to offer that special feeling of being cared for to the members of...

August 10, 2021  |  2 comments
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Mary Anderson, the woman who invented the windshield wiper

Sometimes it just takes looking at things a little differently in order to solve a problem. Sometimes we don’t even realize there is a problem until we ask questions that begin with...

August 5, 2021  |  3 comments
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Two Boy Scouts Rescue Drowning Woman

Columbia, MO - A summer storm brought heavy rainfall without warning in Missouri. Six inches of rain caused floodwaters to pour into the creeks causing them to burst their banks. The rainfall...

August 3, 2021  |  6 comments
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A Winning Philosophy

Wrestling is the ultimate sport: One-on-one, you win or lose; it’s up to you. Which sounds a bit harsh to gangly high school boys trying to fit in socially as well as...

July 29, 2021  |  2 comments
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Harvard-Bound Graduate Donates Her $40,000 Scholarship to Another Student

Fitchburg, Massachusetts — As the graduation ceremony’s class speaker, Verda Tetteh, a senior at Fitchburg High School, had just finished her speech and taken a seat when the school made an exciting...

July 27, 2021  |  9 comments
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Teen starts nonprofit to offer free lawn service to those in need

LOUISVILLE, KY – One day, mother Barbara Wilson tried to discipline her 12-year-old son, Travis, by making him mow their neighbor’s lawn for free. To her shock, the unexpected happened —he loved...

July 20, 2021  |  2 comments
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Restaurant Owners Travels 6 Hours to Cook Terminally Ill Customer Her Favorite Meal

Baltimore, MD - Late one afternoon, Steve Chu, owner of Ekiben, an Asian fusion restaurant in Baltimore, received an unusual request. Brandon Jones, the son-in-law of one of Steve’s loyal customers, was...

July 13, 2021  |  6 comments
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Singer inspires millions with powerful message of hope

Columbus, Ohio - 30-year-old vocalist and songwriter Jane Marczewski, professionally known as Nightbirde, became an overnight sensation after her touching performance on the 16th season of America’s Got Talent. She sang her...

July 6, 2021  |  4 comments
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Hero Saves Young Man From Fiery Train-Truck Crash

St. Anthony, Idaho - Brandon Bair, a former NFL player, is being hailed as a hero after he risked his own life to save a truck driver who was involved in a...

June 29, 2021  |  4 comments
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7-year-old Boy Swims Over an Hour to Help Rescue His Family

Jacksonville, Florida - It was a carefree summer day when a father, Steven Poust, was out boating on the St. John’s River with his 4-year-old daughter Abigail and 7-year-old son Chase. The...

June 22, 2021  |  6 comments
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Woman has fostered 81 infants over three decades

Hayward, Calif. - Over the past 34 years, 78-year-old Linda Owen has dedicated her life to the caring mission of fostering infants. During that time, 81 infants have been entrusted to her...

June 15, 2021  |  3 comments
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Hero Leaps Off Bridge Into Bay To Save Baby From Drowning

Ocean City, Md.- A dramatic scene unfolded when a serious vehicle collision occurred on an Ocean City, Maryland, bridge. Jonathan Bauer, a driver on the bridge, witnessed the multivehicle crash from his...

June 8, 2021  |  2 comments
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Teens Rebuild Home for Veteran Robbed of His Home Repair Savings

Muncie, Ind. – Seventy-seven-year-old Vietnam veteran John Holaday saved up enough money to purchase a home with cash.  He had  $8,000 leftover, which he planned to use for home repair renovations.   However, he was...

June 1, 2021  |  8 comments
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Teen Raises Thousands for Senior Dogs So They Can Have ‘A Second Chance’

San Jose, California—14-year-old, Meena Kumar has raised an impressive $140,000 for senior dogs. The young girl was motivated by her desire to help her furry friends find a loving, forever home—just like...

May 25, 2021  |  9 comments
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Young Boy Sews Teddy Bears To Donate To Sick Children

Hobart, Tasmania — Campbell Remess started his teddy bear craft-making hobby when he was only 9 years old. Now a teen, his one-of-a-kind collection has grown into the thousands, but you won’t...

May 18, 2021  |  6 comments
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Fraternity Brothers Paid Mortgage off for their Beloved Cook

Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Jessie Hamilton worked as a cook at a fraternity house at Louisiana State University for 14 years. The Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) members affectionately called her their beloved...

May 11, 2021  |  1 comment
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Woman loses 35lbs to donate her kidney to her best friend

Macon, GA - Monique and Sylvia have been close friends for six years and have helped one another through personal adversities and loss. When Monique Dancy learned that her best friend was...

May 4, 2021  |  0 comments
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70-Year-old US Marine Corps Veteran Runs into Burning Apartment to Rescue Neighbor

Norristown, Pennsylvania - James "Cowboy" Johnson, a 70-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran with lung issues witnessed smoke and flames billowing out of his neighbor’s apartment. Without hesitation, he jumped into action.

April 27, 2021  |  7 comments
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Goodwill Employee Returns $42,000 to Owner

Oklahoma - Goodwill employee, Andrea Lessing is used to discovering unique treasures in the varied collection of donated items her store receives daily. However, she was shocked to find mounds of cash...

April 20, 2021  |  3 comments
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Down Syndrome Athlete Triumphs at the Ironman Triathlon

Chris Nikic raced right into the Guinness World Records by becoming the first person with Down syndrome to complete one of the world’s most grueling races, the Ironman Triathlon. In 17 hours,...

April 13, 2021  |  4 comments
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Ten-year-old Girl Raises $100,000 Selling Cookies to Fight Rare Children’s Diseases

Remarkably, Dana Perella has raised over $100,000 baking and selling cookies to fight rare children’s diseases. She was motivated to start her mission when she found out that her new friend was...

April 6, 2021  |  4 comments
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High School Team built powered wheelchair for 2 year old boy

Farmington, MN - Students on the prize-winning Rogue Robotics team at Farmington High School built a unique motorized vehicle for one very special 2-year-old boy named Cillian Jackson. He was born with...

March 30, 2021  |  7 comments
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Observant Mail Carrier Rescues Elderly Customer

Chicago, IN - USPS mail carrier, Shonda Lemon has a special bond with the residents on her route, especially the elderly who she says are “dear to her heart.” She enjoys chatting...

March 23, 2021  |  8 comments
Grandfather builds desks for low income students for free

Clayton, CA - Les Ruefenacht, an 80-year old grandfather, is taking it upon himself to help students who are still remote learning and need a proper desk. Lee is a one-man team....

March 16, 2021  |  7 comments
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School Principal donates wages from night job to students in need

When Henry Darby, a beloved school principal at North Charleston High School learned that some of his students were in desperate need, he was determined to help. He decided to get an...

March 9, 2021  |  6 comments
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Chicago restaurant owner buys out freezing street vendors and then donates the food to the needy

CHICAGO – Chicago winters are famous for their bitter cold which makes for a difficult time to earn a living for the city’s street vendors. One Chicago based restaurant owner, Robert Magiet,...

March 2, 2021  |  5 comments
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Teens Create Portable, Solar-Powered Tent for the Homeless

San Fernando, CA - A team of 12 teenage girls have invented a portable, solar-powered tent. Their inspiration for the ambitious and innovative project was the growing problem of homelessness in their...

February 23, 2021  |  6 comments
Over 900 Dairy Queen Drive Thru Customers Spark a ‘Pay It Forward’ Wave

Brainerd, Minnesota - Over 900 Dairy Queen drive thru customers proved that kindness is contagious. One customer sparked a massive chain of kindness at a Dairy Queen drive-thru that lasted two days...

February 16, 2021  |  2 comments
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Deputies help homeless family in crisis find housing

Sacramento, CA - A homeless family is now off the streets thanks to a pair of sheriff’s deputies. Deputies Tim Yee and Johnny Le spotted a family with three children camping out...

February 9, 2021  |  1 comment
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Former Gang member is awarded Teacher of the Year

Missouri, St. Louis - Darrion Cockrell was awarded the high honor of Missouri’s Teacher of the Year.  He has come far from the troubled kid who joined a gang at the age...

February 2, 2021  |  9 comments
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Helpless driver in sinking SUV saved by hero

Bayonne, New Jersey - A terrified driver was helplessly trapped in his sinking SUV which veered off the road and plunged right into the Newark Bay in Bayonne, New Jersey. Miraculously, Anthony...

January 26, 2021  |  4 comments
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Young boy spends his birthday handing out pizza to the homeless

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Kieng Riven’s eight birthday was fast approaching so his mother asked him what he wanted. She expected the youngster to respond with a list of toys and games. His...

January 19, 2021  |  4 comments
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Teens save two children from drowning in icy pond

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. - Eight-year-old Olivia Heid and her 4-year-old brother RJ were excited at the sight of mounting snow. They knew it would make for the perfect snow day for their first-time...

January 12, 2021  |  5 comments
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The Elton John AIDS Foundation Mission: Ending the AIDS Epidemic

The Elton John AIDS Foundation is on a mission to be a powerful force in ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The Foundation is committed to ending the discrimination, infections and deaths...

January 6, 2021  |  2 comments
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Newlyweds spend their wedding day serving their community

Cleveland, Ohio - Tyler and Melanie Tapajna said “I Do” then headed straight to Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center in Cleveland where they spent their wedding day serving catered food to those...

December 29, 2020  |  0 comments
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Man pays utility bill for families to keep the heat on for Christmas

Gulf Breeze, Florida – As many as 114 financially struggling families under the threat of having their utility shut off during Christmas week will now be burden free due to one generous...

December 22, 2020  |  2 comments
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Young man saves 10-year old girl from drowning

Monterey, California - While on a recent family vacation in Monterey, California, 10-year-old Haylee Whiting was swimming carefree in the ocean waves with her sister when an unexpected and terrifying thing happened....

December 15, 2020  |  4 comments
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Heroic Marine catches child dropped from burning apartment

PHOENIX — Phillip Blanks, a retired U.S. Marine and former high school star wide receiver is used to making winning catches for his team but recently he made the most important catch...

December 8, 2020  |  4 comments
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11 Year Old Donates 22,000 Diapers to Struggling Single Moms

Hampton, Virginia - 11-year-old Cartier Carey has become a lemonade stand mogul. He has raised over $5000 which resulted in his donation of more than 22,000 diapers to struggling single moms in...

December 1, 2020  |  6 comments
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Kind Strangers Support Young Mom Battling Cancer

Nampa, Idaho The Kofoeds thought they were filming a thank-you video at their local coffee shop. It was to be a gesture of appreciation for GoFundMe donors. The campaign was set up...

November 24, 2020  |  0 comments
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Teens Inspire Friendships with Seniors

Senior citizens are cool! Jenevieve and Jordan McMurtry made this important discovery in an unusual circumstance and hope to share their experience with others. The recent honor grads from Summit High School...

November 17, 2020  |  2 comments
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Veterans Continue to Serve in Crisis

Once again, veterans are answering the call to protect their fellow Americans and serve their country. They are jumping into action, partnering with Team Rubicon, a non-profit that has helped veterans put...

November 11, 2020  |  0 comments
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Students Build Tiny Homes For Homeless Veterans 

Kingwood Park, Houston - Life has not been easy for veteran John Jolly.   He has been homeless for decades since the time he has served in the Vietnam War.  Thanks to a...

November 5, 2020  |  9 comments
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Young Hero Starts Foundation To Benefit Children

SPARTANBURG, S.C - Adom Appiah, is not your typical High School Junior. He has taken his volunteerism to a whole new level by starting a nonprofit charity organization called “Ball4Good.” His encouraging...

October 29, 2020  |  1 comment
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Cheerleader Saves Choking Child’s Life

Rockwall, Texas - Cheerleader Tyra Winters was aboard a homecoming float, waving to the crowd when she suddenly noticed a frantic woman holding a bright red-faced toddler who was choking and quickly...

October 22, 2020  |  2 comments
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Bartender Comes to the Aid of Service Industry Workers

Boone, North Carolina When restaurants across the country closed amid the Covid-19 crisis, thousands of service industry workers suddenly lost their jobs.  Former Bartender, Doc Hendley wanted to step up and do...

October 15, 2020  |  3 comments
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Teen Saves Mother and Her 3 Children from Burning Car

“Stop the car! Your car is on fire! Your car is on fire,” yelled 18-year-old Justin Gavin. In horror, he spotted an SUV engulfed in flames driving erratically past him.

October 8, 2020  |  17 comments
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Nurse Donates Liver To Save 8-year-old Boy’s Life

Wisconsin: Milwaukee — An 8-year-old boy in desperate need of a liver transplant was suddenly in a fight for his life. The odds of finding a donor in time weren't promising. The...

October 1, 2020  |  5 comments
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16 Year Old Teen Helps Hurricane Relief Effort

WINDSOR, N.C. — A deadly tornado spawned by Hurricane Isaias ravaged the rural community of Windsor leaving many families in desperate need. This prompted one very care minded 16-year-old girl to race...

September 24, 2020  |  1 comment
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Teachers - Our Unsung Heroes

Contessa Hubbard Bass, found a way to creatively interact with her special needs student despite the Covid 19 outbreak. Having no classroom to teach in did not stop Contessa. She went right...

September 17, 2020  |  5 comments
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Football Team Rescues Rockclimber

St. George, Utah - A dramatic rescue by Utah college football team was a heart racing moment as a woman helplessly dangled over a mountain cliff for 45 agonizing minutes.  Her climbing...

September 10, 2020  |  2 comments
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Heroes Rescue Family from Raging Floodwaters

Chester County, PA — It was a terrifying scene. The floodwaters from the Doe Run Stream in Chester County, Pennsylvania had swelled into a raging river during Tropical Storm Isaias. What Daniel...

September 2, 2020  |  1 comment
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Hero Runs Restaurant to Feed The Hungry

Brewton, Alabama – Drexell & Honeybee is a small-town, family-style restaurant in Alabama run by a kindhearted woman named Lisa Thomas-McMilan. What makes her restaurant so special is that there is no...

August 27, 2020  |  2 comments
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Young Boy Saves Little Sister from Brutal Dog Attack

A brave 6-year-old boy from Wyoming, named Bridger Walker has proven himself to be a real-life superhero for his heroic deed in saving his little sister’s life. Bridger and his four-year-old sister...

August 20, 2020  |  1 comment
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Kechi Okwuchi - Singer, Survivor and Courageous Hero

Kechi Okwuchi is not only a gifted singing finalist on "America’s Got Talent," she is also a courageous survivor. Her story of overcoming adversity is truly inspiring. The singer nearly died when...

August 13, 2020  |  0 comments
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Hero Saves Neighborhood from Fire

Fast moving, intense flames from the Knoll fire in Utah were heading directly to a Saratoga Springs neighborhood which was ordered to be evacuated. Resident, Garret Hartle, whose home bordered the fire's...

August 6, 2020  |  4 comments