How Love—and a Little Luck—Helped This Man Find the Perfect Diamond for His Fiancée
The odds of finding the perfect gem for a custom engagement ring were slim. But on he went, fueled by a big dream and plenty of love.
Meet the Man Who Fought a 350-Pound Black Bear to Save His Dog
He would do anything to save his pup—even square up with one of nature's biggest beasts
This Man Jumped Off a Bridge to Save a Child After a Car Accident
A car crashes on a bridge and a child is catapulted into the water below. Who will save her?
These Teens Serve on the Front Lines of Their Local Fire Department
In an unexpected turn of events, these teenagers went from math class to answering ambulance calls.
Readers Share the Tiny Changes They Made That Changed Their Lives
Readers share the tiny tweaks they made to their daily lives—and what happened for the better as a result.
These Kayakers Fought for Survival After Big Waves Overturned Their Boats
One by one, the three kayakers capsized in the cold, angry water. Then they became separated.
These Volunteers Risked Their Lives to Save 2,000 Animals from War-Torn Ukraine
Amid constant danger, volunteers at a Ukraine pet shelter are making sure no animal is left behind.
These Fathers Formed “Dads on Duty” to Prevent Violence at a Local High School
When gang violence spiked, concerned dads at this Louisiana high school said “Not on our watch."
This Town’s Most Famous Resident Is a Pink Pig Named Ernestine
When Joanne Clayton spotted a stray animal near her home in Illinois, she had no idea how important it would...
This Cyclist Has Given More Than 450 Adaptive Bikes to Children in Need
The idea for the McLindon Family Foundation began with one thoughtful act of kindness.
This Father and Son Saved a Fisherman After He Fell Overboard
There was no one aboard the pleasure craft that almost T-boned them. So a father and son went fishing for...
These 8 Chance Encounters with Kind Strangers Will Warm Your Heart
Readers share their accounts of kind people who helped them when they needed it the most.
This Man Uses His Own Money to Buy New Basketball Nets for Playgrounds
Anibal Amador knows that basketball is nothing without the net.
When This Woman’s Cat Got Stuck in a Tree, Neighbors Stepped Up to Help
“I can’t believe how many people went out of their way to help me with this cat."
This Man Found His Purpose by Sitting on a Bench and Listening to Strangers
Each morning, Al Nixon sits on a bench, watches the sunrise, and connects with strangers from all walks of life.
20 Sweet Stories About Moms (That Will Make You Want to Call Yours)
Mother's Day 2022 is coming up on May 8. These readers' stories offer much-needed mom love and inspiration.
Welcoming Ukrainian Refugees: 13 Stories That Will Renew Your Faith in Humanity
Instead of waiting to figure out the "right" way to help, these people are leaping into action to help Ukrainian...
Nicest Places in America 2022
Nicest Places in America is a nationwide search for places where people are kind and do amazing things to improve...
These Four People Were Faced with Death and Lived to Tell Their Stories
When faced with certain death, you need bravery, determination, and plenty of luck.
The Stray Cat Who Brought Home a Stray Cat
People used to say that during the Great Depression, the needy would mark the doors of sympathetic households. I believe...
Meet the Women Who Catch Python Snakes in the Everglades Every Night
Invasive Burmese pythons are squeezing the life out of the Everglades. An unlikely sisterhood of the swamp is taking...
The Story of an Adopted Pet Dog Who Adopted His Own Pet Dog
Whoobie loved his owner so much, he thought it might be fun to have a little pet of his own.
My Favorite Neighbor Was a Golden Retriever
Jersey Girl wasn’t technically Karen Dickson’s dog, but their bond was nothing short of spectacular.
Here’s How This Student Turns Chip Bags into Sleeping Bags for the Homeless
The Chip Bag Project is slowly but surely chipping away at poverty.