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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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One Random Act of Kindness Is the Day’s Lesson for Some College Students

At Indiana Wesleyan University, CEO of Residential Education, Keith Newman, found a way to teach the lesson of giving to his students and faculty during a recent chapel service. The lesson, “do for one what you wish you could do for everyone” was demonstrated this past Wednesday with the pizza delivery man from Domino’s Pizza. […]

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A Brooklyn ‘Wedding Watcher’ Has Watched Wedding Parties Celebrate in the Same Spot for 40+ Years

Few things in life bring the kind of joy that a wedding does. It’s a happy occasion. Most everyone involved is filled with love and hope. That’s why Rhoda Hill is one of the ‘Wedding Watchers”, a group of people who congregate on Saturdays in a Brooklyn park to watch and share the joy. Hill […]

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Cute Puppy Gets Stuck in a Not-So-Cute Situation

We all have the impression of firefighters as heroes and they certainly deserve that honor. Even in their downtime, when they aren’t fighting fires and rescuing people from mangled cars involved in traffic accidents, they are rescuing kittens from trees. That is our impression anyway. Recently, the men of the Kern County Fire Department demonstrated […]

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The Effort to Help Those with Down Syndrome Reach Their Fullest Potential Is Its Own Reward

Nancy Gianni is on a mission and her energy is high. At GiGi’s Playhouse, the 10,000 foot “achievement center” she built for people with Downs Syndrome, she works with adults, children and their families. Inspired by the birth of her now 11-year-old daughter, GiGi, Gianni works to show people how beautiful kids with Downs are […]

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Hopefuls in Miss Universe Contest Overcame Great Odds Including Cancer and Racial Barriers

Some of the contestants in the Miss Universe contest have already fought battles to get this far including racial and religious barriers and a personal battle with breast cancer. They are just a few of the 86 stories behind the whow recently competed for the crown. Veneta Krasteva was diagnosed at the age of 18, […]

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Woman Trapped in Burning Pickup Saved by Passing UPS Driver

A highway traffic accident that resulted in a pickup truck bursting into flames ended well when a passing UPS driver stopped to put out the fire and rescue the woman trapped inside. A Lexus CT200 slammed into the back end of a pickup truck which had stalled in the eastbound lanes of the Riverside County […]

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Good Samaritans: Pregnant Woman Finds $4K in Parking Lot and Returns It

  If ever someone could make use of some found money, it was Shannon Baker. She and her husband were both unemployed. Both cars desperately needed repairs and they were expecting a child a few weeks on the day Shannon found an envelope containing $4,000 in a parking lot. She was walking through the parking […]

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Best Friends, Aged 6 and 7, Team Up to Raise $200,000 to Fight Rare Disease

Jonah Pournazarian, 7, is one of about 100 people in the U.S. who suffer from Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1B (GSD). The disease is incurable and until the 1980s, most of its victims died by the age of two. Dylan Siegel, 6, is Jonah’s best friend. He wanted to help his friend get well and […]

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Simple Antibiotics Help with Malnutrition

Malnutrition is an unfortunate and significant issue that affects millions of children around the world in developing countries. For years now humanitarian efforts have been centered on sending food and aid to these children and families in need but unfortunately it is nearly impossible to actually fix the problems completely. Fortunately a major research project […]

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