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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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Williamstown, VT

Home is much more than where you hang your hat -- it's where you hang your heart. So when Bonnie Bresett landed in Williamstown after years of drifting around, she finally knew she was home.

Angwin, CA

In Angwin, the people are nice. But they won't just tell you, they'll show you.


Ilion, NY

Lounging out on your front porch in Ilion is a treat -- but make sure you have your waving hand...


Mountain City, TN

When a fellow motorist was driving oddly, one Mountain City man leapt to the rescue -- and perhaps saved his...


Rochester, MN

"Minnesota Nice" is palpable everywhere you go in this small-but-cosmopolitan city. People travel from all over the world to be...

Honey Creek in Tulsa, OK

At Honey Creek, sweetness flows -- so much so that real estate rarely stays on the market for long. The...


La Crosse, WI

A perfect model for America, La Crosse is honest, sincere, and most importantly, kind. The people of La Crosse have...


Saint Germain, WI

Aptly named, this Wisconsin town is full of saints. Friend or stranger, the residents of Saint Germain are never ones...


Indianapolis, IN

Rich with culture, Indianapolis sees lots of transplants from all over. With arms and doors wide open, who wouldn't want...


Walla Walla Community College in Walla Walla, WA

Students attend Walla Walla Community College to take classes, but the professors at Walla Walla will school you on kindness...


Blue River, NE

Here in Blue River, serenity is king. The community is close-knit and the neighbors helpful, so you're free to lounge...


Petoskey, MI

If Petoskey's spectacular Lake Michigan views don't make your day, it's salt-of-the-earth townspeople will. It's a home for all, no...


Arroyo Grande, CA

A town carved by sandy dunes and forest trails, Arroyo Grande is the perfect place for adventure and communities of...

Old Bridge YMCA in Old Bridge, NJ

The Y in Old Bridge is as much a community center as a family to some of its members. For...


Liberty, KY

Liberty and nice places? Apples to apples. This is a town where kindness and friendliness are as classic as their...


Pocahontas, AR

When record-breaking floodwaters had levees on the cusp of failing, Weitkamp Farms was at major risk of losing the entire...


Raymond, MN

There's no shortage of civic activity in Raymond, where veterans are hailed as heroes and patriotism is at an all...


Berwick, ME

Berwick is just a short trip away from the Maine and New Hampshire border, but one thing they're not on...


Golden Hills Addition in Wichita, KS

As the name suggest, Golden Hills abides by one very admirable golden rule: look out for each other. And that...


Seaside, OR

If big-city bustle with small-town heart is what you're searching for, look no further than the beach town of Seaside,...


Banks, ID

The perfect reprieve for the down-to-earth, Banks' overwhelming calming effect isn't just due to it's wonderful scenery, but the country...


Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, UT

The folk over at Best Friends Sanctuary more than live up to the animal rescue's name, providing care for countless...

Sauk Centre, MN

Welcome to Sauk Centre, a city with a cordial history and contemporary reputation to match. While it's famously known as...


Apple Canyon Lake, IL

Apple Canyon Lake is as full of whimsy as the name suggests. Overflowing with foliage and wildlife, the real magic...


Door County, WI

Head north through Wisconsin and you'll find that Cheesehead country is as rich as it's namesake, if residents of the...


Lion’s Passage in Leo, IN

Like the roving buffalo that surround their neighborhood, the residents of Lion's Passage are always mindful of their flock. From...


Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, AZ

Welcome to Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale, AZ, where "Respecting the Ridge" is much more than just a motto....