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You’ve got to read it to believe it! These true stories seem almost too good to be true, but we promise that we couldn’t make these up. From love to loss and from survival to unbelieavable coincidences—we’ve got the wildest stories to keep you informed, entertained, and inspired.

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Lake City, South Carolina

The quiet beauty of Lake City is typical for a South Carolina town: tidy small homes lining peaceful, leafy streets. Freight trains loaded with produce lumber across Main Street. The sweet smell of curing tobacco lingering everywhere.

Sugar Land, Texas

When David Sebek and his business partner Tracie Whitacre opened Escape Again Rooms 20 years ago, they were glad to...


I Came Out After 20 Years of Marriage and Met the Love of My Life

Larry Best thought he had the perfect love and the perfect marriage, but until he found his husband and soul...


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My Favorite Neighbor Was a Golden Retriever

Jersey Girl wasn’t technically Karen Dickson’s dog, but their bond was nothing short of spectacular.


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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...

The Therapy Miniature Horse With a Magic Touch

Gentle Carousel Miniature Horse Therapy has a menagerie of animals that provide comfort to those in need all over the...


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When a Cryptic Stranger Lurked Toward Their Owner, These Mild-Mannered Dogs Sprang Into Guard Mode

The normally affectionate pair weren’t going to let anyone threaten their pack.


The Stray Cat Who Brought Home a Stray Cat

People used to say that during the Great Depression, the needy would mark the doors of sympathetic households. I believe...


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.


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The Story of an Adopted Pet Dog Who Adopted His Own Pet Dog

Whoobie loved his owner so much, he thought it might be fun to have a little pet of his own.