Everyday Hero Stories

Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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GOOD MANNERS
THE GENTLEMAN NULL I was at my favourite bakery after a long time. The smell of freshly baked breads, quiches and apple pie invaded my nostrils. I decided to check if anything new had been added to their usual spread. It was difficult to move forward because of the pressing sea of humanity. I somehow reached the counter and ordered...
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SUE AND GAVIN  MORTON FAMILY
SUE AND GAVIN MORTON Gavin and Sue Morton recently "adopted 2 homeless boys " aged 16 and 18 from the streets of Atlanta. In a few months they managed to get them greencards and into school with the ultimate hope of attending college on a Soccer scholarship They truly welcomed them into their home and family and spend endless hours...
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TRUST
SORRY I DID NOT TRUST YOU NULL Sorry I did not trust you… This incident happened around 7 years ago . I was not married at that time: I was seeing this guy(my husband now) for quite a few years and we decided to marry. Before marriage, my family is a lower middle class one , We all are attached and share a close bond amongst all the...
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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CASSY PINK'S CREATION NULL “I’m gonna die if I don’t start to live again.” Once rang like lightning through my heart. I came to recognize, the life I was living, was not the one I would have chosen for myself. Bon Jovi Lyrics tapped on my senses a second time with, “It’s my life, it’s now or never.” My life, what did I want it to be? I...
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INSPIRATION
"AN AWAKENING" NULL When I was diagnosed with Breast cancer a few years back, I reacted like most who receive a cancer diagnose; first thing came to mind was a “death sentence”. However, I found out later that it was truly “an awakening”. I began questioning God, why would you do this to me? What had I done in life so bad to have...
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BEING THERE
SAVED BY A TOTAL STRANGER NULL About 1 year ago I was suffering from depression after my boyfriend left me. I was stumbling around in the darkness with no one to help me, then, I met someone, Katie. Out of pure coincidence we just met at a local park and started talking and hanging out. I got better, and then all of a sudden boom, Katie...
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HELPING OTHERS
A SMALL BOY NULL Yesterday I had stopped at a traffic signal. As I waited for the lights to turn green, a small boy approached me. He was holding a bunch of pens in his hand. He asked me to buy some. I told him I didn't need any. He gave me a beseeching look explaining that they were very cheap. The boy had a sweet innocent face...
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INSPIRATION
"AN AWAKENING" NULL When I was diagnosed with Breast cancer a few years back, I reacted like most who receive a cancer diagnose; first thing came to mind was a “death sentence”. However, I found out later that it was truly “an awakening”. I began questioning God, why would you do this to me? What had I done in life so bad to have...
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KINDNESS
FOOD FANTASY NULL I was visiting my hometown with my youngest daughter. Since we had gone there after a few years, we decided to visit our favorite eatery. This was a fast food restaurant, resplendent with all sorts of confectionery items. Anyone coming here could not resist tasting one of the many mouth-watering...
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INSPIRATION
YUSUF MUNNA; AN AMAZING GUY! NULL Yusuf Munna is a young entrepreneur, writer and social worker. he loves to dream and also loves to make others dream. this young lad of positive mentality doesn't like the so-called imposed rules at all. He always loves to think of going beyond boundary. All extraordinary ideas come up from his head. Of course,...
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INSPIRATION
STRUGGES OF A PRE-TEEN WITH A CANCER SIBLING NULL When I was eleven, my older sister Brea was diagnosed at age thirteen with an extremely rare version of Leukemia. Doctors concocted many versions of experimental chemo, seeing that she was literally one of a handful of people to get this. During this time, myself and my two younger siblings still had school and...
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CARING
THE GOOD SAMARITAN NULL I was very young when I got married and came to live in a quiet street where there were sets of four houses. I lived on the first floor and the ground floor was inhabited by one of the most caring ladies I have ever come across. At first, we didn't talk to each other, but slowly and steadily our friendship grew....
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GREAT MUSIC
CHRISTIAN HEAVY METAL NULL Ive been bullied for years on end and I would go to the depressing screamo songs. But, I looked up alternative Christian bands and all you guys~ Thank you! You have brought me up during tough times but I still got that feel of screamo!
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FORGIVENESS
FORGIVENESS NULL I miss and think of my dad every day, that is some thing that won't ever go away. Growing up my dad was always there for us. He was a hard worker and did whatever he could do to support his family financially. As we grew older my mom and dad started to grow apart and separated I was around 18 at the time. I think...
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ANDREW ADAMS GIVING BACK
ANDREW ADAMS Hello. My name is Steve Berger and I am hoping to share a hero with you. His name is Andrew Adams, he is 14-years-old and he is my neighbor. I know the family pretty well. Andrew is doing something pretty incredible and I can't believe a 14-year-old came up with such a vision. Andrew is already doing his...
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COMPASSION
THE PENCIL NULL Days before the National Achievement Test, we conducted a Pre-NAT exam. One of my students forgot to bring a pencil. She asked to go out to borrow from her cousin, but brought nothing when she came back. Sitting on her chair, tears started falling from her eyes. I was so touched that I asked another student to...
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SMILE
TEAR DROPS FROM PRISON NULL Last night I heard a tear drop fall as I lay silently awake in bed ..... It told a story we all know but keep safely inside our heads.... It talked of faded laughter ..of dreams we once all knew.. and up until that fateful day we just all knew would come true... It reminisced of childhood days and things...
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TRUST
A SMALL MIRACLE NULL This is an inspiring story narrated to me by my cousin. My cousin sister's children were all married and settled abroad. She and her husband were very fond of going on short holidays to new places. Once, they decided to take a three day trip to a nearby small town which was famous for its historical sites....
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CHARACTER
CHAS SHARES VALUES BY CHARLES H. KING NULL New Children’s Book for Young Readers – Introducing ‘Chas Share Values’ Chas Share Values introduces children to the character Chas. Each of the 10 colors on Chas’s body represents a different personal value, to be used as a building block to help them grow personally. Each value is defined, illustrated, and...
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CHARACTER
CHAS SHARES VALUES BY CHARLES H. KING NULL New Children’s Book for Young Readers – Introducing ‘Chas Share Values’ Chas Share Values introduces children to the character Chas. Each of the 10 colors on Chas’s body represents a different personal value, to be used as a building block to help them grow personally. Each value is defined, illustrated, and...
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MELISSA BRYANT ENCOURAGEMENT
MELISSA BRYANT I have been knowing Melissa for eighteen years.I never in my life met a strong woman like her.She went through so much but never gave up her faith in God.Before she got back on her feet she was struggling.But she still would reach out to others.Like always feeding the homeless and just giving aways her cloths...
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RESPECT
RESPECT NULL Story of RESPECT There was once a boy who always treated his mother horribly, shouting at her, insulting her. It didn't matter to him how sad he made her. One day, without knowing how, he woke up in an immense and lonely place. He was sitting on a rock from which four huge pillars rose up into the sky,...
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FAMILY
RAISING YOUR CHILDREN NULL My husband and I have been trying to make sacrifices in our life to allow one of us to be at home with our children. To the point we sacrifice our time together. In this society today we feel it is extremely important that parents are raising our children instead of daycare or nannies and giving children the...
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LISA WEAVER RISING ABOVE
LISA WEAVER Lisa turned a job loss from an executive position and an extended period of unemployment into a passion for serving others. She has worked every weekend for many years doing equine therapy for special needs children. She not only volunteers in riding sessions, she has served in multiple leadership positions...
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APPRECIATION
THE LONG WAIT NULL I often reminisce those good old days when life was relatively simpler, and people were much more humane and gentle. Recently, to my surprise, I got the opportunity to experience that same warmth that I thought had disappeared from the world. I was out shopping the other day with my husband, two daughters and...
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ACHIEVEMENT
GOOD HELPING NULL if you help others and don't get any thing good back it's ok because in the future you will.
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SHADONNA MCPHAUL AMBITION
SHADONNA MCPHAUL My sister, ShaDonna M. McPhaul, is my hero. She is an active duty member of the Air Force, a single mother, and the CEO/Founder of "Mo's Heroes". Mo's Heroes is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization my sister started to help homeless veterans and their families. My sister has always been a self-less individual who...
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APPRECIATING NATURE
RECYCLING WATER TO FACILITATE ALL OF OUR ENERGY NEEDS NULL There is a new concept that creates the different approach to alternative energy arena. We are at a threshold of a very beautiful planet filled with clean, costless and endless energy and a time to enter is at our disposal now. This is a concept to manipulate the power of interactions between air and water in...
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NANCY HUGHES COMPASSION
NANCY HUGHES Nancy Hughes is a graduate of Whitman College and the mother of three. Prior to her work establishing StoveTeam International, she was a stay-at-home mom. In 2003 she met a young woman whose hands had been burned shut after falling into an open cooking fire. Wanting to help, she transformed a small Rotary club...
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE
PEOPLE UNITED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE NULL One year ago two lives were joined together with a common purpose. Both unaware of that purpose until conversations were exchanged. It was discovered both had a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of others. They desired to reach people right where they are. However, they knew that reaching the masses...
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PERSEVERANCE
THIS IS IT. YOU ARE INCREDIBLE. WITH LOVE, MOM NULL Life. A 33 year-old mother. Wife. I have been in many holes and pushed my way out. Drugs, alcohol, death, near death myself, abusive relationships, illnesses, depression....it has happened. I am here now. Now is what matters. Sometimes, I found strength in others, but mostly let down by their lack of...
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DIANA CARTER BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
DIANA CARTER Mrs. Diana is an Army Veteran, a mom, military wife and entrepreneur. She is a beauty pageant national director and a business owner. She encourage young kids to reach for their dreams and to never give up. She is a very positive person and amazing human being. Mrs. Diana is anti bullying advocate and support...
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AMY PURDY MOTIVATION
AMY PURDY This woman, a double amputee beat the odds. Given all she has been through and a 2% chance of living at age 19. A bronze medal winner in the para olympics snowboarding and a Dancing with the Stars contender with Derek Hough, she is above & beyond amazing with all she has accomplished..
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