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.
This Barbecue Restaurant Owner Donates Cars to Those in Need
“He handed me the keys and didn’t ask for anything.”
This Elementary School Teacher Pledges to Donate One Million Books
“I wanted to do something that’s going to stretch my faith, my work ethic, my everything.”
Here’s How a Group of Strangers With the Same Name Started a Virtual Band—And Friendships to L...
Four men with the same name who all love making music? Baltimore Paul had an idea. Wouldn’t it be funny,...
A Child Lost Her Beloved Baseball Cards in a Wildfire, So a Stranger Stepped Up to the Plate to Help
A longtime baseball card collector seizes the opportunity to do good after a destructive wildfire.
Mitch Albom on What It Means to Be a Real Father to a Special Orphan
What is a real father? An orphan in Haiti teaches bestselling author Mitch Albom a wonderful new definition.
After a Woman Rescued an Injured Swan, Strangers Helped Her Get the Bird Across the City to a Rehab ...
This woman went above and beyond to save a swan in the Big Apple—and some passersby stopped to help.
This National Guardsman Still Found Time to Teach His Students After Being Called for Duty
He fulfilled his duty to his country—and his students.
My Father-in-Law Had the Whole Family Select His Final Resting Place Before He Passed
When it came to selecting his final resting place, my father-in-law knew to scout the land he loved, with...
This Woman Has Helped Over 400 Seniors Schedule Vaccine Appointments
She saw a need for help—and didn't hesitate to step up to the plate.
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...
This Biker Rode 1,426 Miles to Meet the Family of His Organ Donor
Her son’s organ donation saved his life. So he rode to meet her.
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...
How This Woman and Her Horse Made a Man’s Final Months Full of Life
A horse shunned by his herd gets rescued by a woman who understands his pain. Then they live, play, and—ultimately—grieve...
The Seeing-Eye Dog Who’s Always Ripe for a Challenge
I was at my lowest and things were only getting worse—then I met my service dog, Plum.
How One “Hedgehog Lady” Reignited Her Sense of Purpose
When a baby hedgehog needed a home, this woman stepped in without hesitation.
This Rescue Dog Helps His Owner Nurse Baby Hummingbirds Back to Health
You don't have to be from the same species to be kindred spirits.
Inspiring Stories from People Who Found Their True Calling Halfway Through Life
Some people don’t find their true direction in life until they are halfway through it.
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...
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.
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.
This Musician Asks Kids to Trade Their Guns in for Trumpets to Help Combat Violence in New Orleans
Alarmed by a tragic shooting in his hometown, a New Orleans musician gives hope to kids—for a song.
A Surf Board Drifted from Hawaii to the Philippines and Started a Friendship Between the Two Owners
It traveled over 5,000 miles across the ocean and was still in one piece.