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Two Guatemalan Teens Start A Revolution for Girls Everywhere

When 15-year-old Emelin was invited to the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women, she spoke on behalf of Let Girls Lead, a nonprofit. The program allowed Emelin to secure education and health funding for girls in her Guatemalan hometown. Emelin may seem like an average teenage girl, but she is more than meets […]

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Indie Band Raises $1 Million for Underfunded School Music Program

Indie Band Raises $1 Million for Underfunded School Music Program

Together with StubHub and Dr. Martens, indie band “Portugal. The Man” is helping to raise $1 million to go to schools with underfunded musical programs. The money is being raised for the purchase of musical instruments, in hopes that they will inspire a new generation of  artists and musicians. The program is wired to donate to […]

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Winter’s Snows Can’t Keep One Man from His Daily Expression of Love for His Departed Wife

What could be more touching than a widower making the daily trip to visit a little park bench dedicated to the memory of his late wife? How about the fact that every day he makes the trip so he can bring her two small gifts and tell her about his day? Bud Caldwell, 82, lost […]

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Girl’s Dying Wish to Help the Homeless Inspires Others to Help

An 11-year-old girl who battled cancer for more than a year succumbed to her illness in November but not without leaving her mark on this world. Natalia Marsh-Welton of Cincinnati, Ohio valiantly fought brain cancer and her final wish has inspired others to help out and give back.   Natalia’s final wish, through the Make-A-Wish […]

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Beloved Bagel Shop Employee Receives Gift of Car from Customers

Customers recently surprised a beloved bagel shop employee with a random act of kindness that stuns and inspires. Shirley Ratliff has been taking three different buses to get to work every day at Bruegger’s Bagel Shop in Raleigh, North Carolina where she has worked since 2006. The 47-year old worker had been saving for a […]

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Secret Santa Surprises Fast-food Workers with $100 Bills

It’s the time of year when we begin to hear stories of strangers performing random acts of kindness and this year, the town of Hyannis, Massachusetts is the beneficiary. A stranger who bears more than a passing resemblance to Santa Claus has been visiting local fast food restaurants and making gifts of crisp $100.00 bills […]

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‘Breaking Bad’ star Bryan Cranston Grants Wish of Terminally Ill Teen

A young man battling cancer was granted a wish from his bucket list and that wish was to meet Bryan Cranston, star of “Breaking Bad.” Brad Joyner, 19, has a form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma. Though the survival rate for this type of cancer isn’t great, the Mebane, North Carolina teen hasn’t lost […]

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9/11 Victim Who Lost Dad Helps Newtown Victims Heal

Amanda Gregory, like so many others, is touched and reminded of the events of 9/11. That is the day she lost her father. The school shooting at the Newtown Sandy Hook Elementary School stirred her feelings of grief like nothing since that fateful day 13 years ago. Gregory, 32, who lives just 40 minutes away […]

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Fallen Marine’s Tribute Flag Found at Flea Market, Returned to his Mom

Fallen Marine’s Tribute Flag Found at Flea Market, Returned to his Mom

The mother of a fallen Marine received an unexpected gift from two strangers. They returned her son’s tribute flag almost ten years after his death. Patsy Maciel of Houston, Texas, got a strange message on Facebook from a couple she didn’t know. They claimed they had something of her son’s and wanted to return it […]

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Man Paralyzed on Hawaii Vacation Gets Help to Get Flight Home

Todd Duitsman was enjoying a vacation in Hawaii when the unthinkable happened. Duitsman was body surfing at Big Beach on Maui along the shore break. A large wave picked him up, swept him inward and slammed him, head first in the sand. The incident left him paralyzed from the neck down and stranded for weeks […]

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