This Dog Belonging to a Boarding School Teacher Taught a Few Lessons of His Own
Forty years ago, when I taught eighth grade at a boarding school in California, the headmaster somehow ended up with...
1,000 Miles Couldn’t Keep this Dog and Her Pup Apart
A chance TV news spot reunited this bonded pair after a tragic separation.
How Blue, the Big Yella Fella, Helped Turned This Veteran’s Life Around
Military service and decades of humanitarian work left Robert MacPherson with PTSD. Blue helped him accept and overcome it.
How One Pig Became a Town Mascot, and the Best Friend She Made Along the Way
Porkchop and Harley may have been two different species, but they had one big thing in common: snackin’.
How the Dog Nobody Wanted for 17 Months Became a School’s Unofficial Mascot
When Higgins was found, he had been dumped on the side of the road and appeared aggressive—but with some TLC...
Meet the Pitbull Who Became Her Family’s Caretaker
"At that moment, Emmy Lou came up to me and put my whole wrist in her mouth. She was hugging...
After This Man Rescued a Cow from a Dairy Farm, the Two Developed the Most Unbelievable Friendship
Meet Ryan and his 1,000-pound bestie: Jenna the cow. She's brought joy to his life—and also brought him together...
These Are the 50 Nicest Places in America, According to Our Readers
This list of our 50 Nicest Places in 2020 came from over 1,000 stories sent to us by readers. Check...
I Got Shot in a Place That Loves Guns, and I Still Can’t Bring Myself to Hate Guns
One Alabama woman’s experience—as both an observer and a shooting victim—underscores how hungry Americans are to reach consensus.
Ex-Gunman Tells Us How to Stop the Next Mass Shooter
An eye-opening look into the minds of mass shooters—from a wannabe killer who was arrested just in the nick of...
How an 18-Year-Old Helped Save a Hiker Who Fell 75 Feet Off a Mountain Cliff
An 18-year-old went on a hike with his mom—and returned home a hero. Here's how his quick actions saved...
8 Remarkable Stories of the Most Unlikely Friendships
Would you pal around with your spouse’s ex? Or buddy up to someone who put a foot in your face?...
How David Lee Roth of Van Halen Almost Ruined My Marriage
I thought the man I’d married was a rock star. That turned out to be closer to the truth than...
When the World Shut Down, This 9-Year-Old Created an Unlikely Bond with 6 Chickens
In a time of isolation from the rest of the world, this little girl found friendship in her family’s new...
This Couple Adopted a Cat to Help Their Dog with His Separation Anxiety—Now They Have the Most Beaut...
Follow this unusual pair of furry friends as they explore the West.
These Prisoners Scammed Millions from the Comfort of Their Jail Cells
A diabolical scam snares everyday Americans. The real shock is that it is pulled off by prisoners.
Dozens of My Friends Have Had Coronavirus—Here’s What They Want You to Know
One by one, I've watched friends and family members contract, spread, and battle coronavirus. They've shared their stories in the...
When a Medevac Plane Couldn’t Land Because the Runway Lights Were Out an Entire Village Used T...
“Any time a plane flies over that late, you know something is wrong.”
How an Activist with Disabilities Went from Being a Role Model to a Runway Model
A disabled activist won’t let Twitter trolls stop her from seeing herself as she really is—a star.
40 Years After Falling for a Girl, He Finally Got to Be with Her
A lovesick teenager gets the girl— 40 years later.
How a Determined Detective Caught a Stalker Who Had Been Humiliating High School Girls in a Small Town
An elusive hacker humiliated high school girls from a small New Hampshire town. Then they teamed up with a determined...
This Couple Agreed to Split the Lottery If They Won. When They Did, She Left with All the Money
He said they’d agreed to split the winnings. But when they hit the jackpot, she just split.
Nicest Places in America 2021
Nicest Places in America is a nationwide search for places where people are kind and do amazing things to improve...
What It’s Like Being One of the Few Black Pilots in the World
As one of a few Black pilots, Courtland Savage understands that with access comes responsibility.
Your True Stories, in 100 Words
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