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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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Shelter Dogs Used to ‘Rescue’ and Enhance the Lives of Office Workers During Lunch Breaks

Shelter dogs are those that are housed and cared for in some sort of animal rescue center. Often they are abandoned or neglected pups that have been taken in by the center in hopes of finding new, loving homes for the dogs. Towards that end, the shelters often hold events designed to raise interest in […]

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A Memphis Church Hosts a Prom for People with Disabilities

While some had attended a prom in the past, for others, it was the first and probably only time they’d ever have the experience. Whether it was the first time or not, the event was a reason to be catered to and pampered and the cause of much joy and celebration. The Memphis Joy Prom […]

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Cat Rescued after Being Stuck Atop a Utility Pole for 3 Days

We’ve all heard stories about the local fireman rescuing a cat stuck in a tree. What happens when the cat is stuck atop a utility pole with powerful electrical cables running off in several directions? That’s what one Las Cruces, New Mexico family found out about recently when the family pet climbed a utility pole […]

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Girl Scout Cookie Season Begins

Every spring thousands of girls around the United States begin one of the most anticipated and appreciated fundraisers ever, the sale of Girl Scout Cookies. This fundraiser is not only a great way to keep this incredible organization alive and well, it is also a much anticipated time of year for the millions of Americans […]

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Man Finds Child’s Letter to Santa and Fulfills Her Wish

Joie, a 5-year-old member of the kindergarten class at St. Rose of Lima in Chula Vista, wrote her Christmas wish on a scrap of paper meant for Santa. She and her classmates attached their wishes to balloons and set them free, filling the sky with colorful balloons. Her letter to Santa asked for a mermaid […]

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Man Throws $1000 into Mall Crowd; Wants To Do It Again

Visitors to the Mall of America were astounded when money started falling from above on Black Friday. A Minnesota man, Serge Votobyov, went to the mall with $1,000 in small bills that day with the intention of making some people pretty happy. As a crowd gathered round a trio that was performing the Christmas carol, […]

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