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 Pediatric Social Worker Creates Dolls That Represent Every Kind of Child
Amy Jandrisevits believes that representation matters—and that all kids should have a doll that looks like them.
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.
These Neighbors Rushed to Help a Man and His Son After They Fell Into a Well
A father's worst nightmare came true when his child fell down a well. After jumping in after his son, he...
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 jumped into action to help Ukrainian refugees...
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.
When a Cryptic Stranger Lurked Toward Their Owner, These Mild-Mannered Dogs Sprang Into Guard Mode
The normally affectionate pair weren’t going to let anyone threaten their pack.
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.
Meet the Woman Who Turns Chip Bags Into Sleeping Bags for the Homeless
How one environmental justice advocate is helping the most vulnerable while also diverting trash from landfills
This Bystander at a Reptile Center Wrestled an Alligator to Save Its Trainer
A spectator at a reptile exhibit became part of the show when the star attraction attacked its handler.
How These Readers Found a Silver Lining During the Pandemic
If you wish you’d had a fast-forward button to push in March 2020, you’re not alone. But some readers...
I Was Stalked with an Apple AirTag—Here’s What I Wish I’d Known
Tech aimed at making our lives easier is now the perfect stalking tool—and it's terrifying
30 Stories About the Touching Kindness of Strangers That’ll Make You Tear Up
We asked readers for firsthand accounts of compassion. Here are 30 stories on kindness that touched your lives—and our hearts.
18 True Christmas Miracles That Will Restore Your Hope for the Holidays
These true stories prove that a well-timed letter, a handful of pennies, or a single gust of wind can make...
13 Sweet Vintage Letters to Santa—from Almost 100 Years Ago
Sweet, vintage letters to Santa from Texas farm kids recall a simpler, more generous time.