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Good Samaritan

A Sandy Situation

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 06.19.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

A few weeks ago I was on a long drive home and I got stuck on the freeway in traffic, in the middle of the Nevada desert. What happened next was enough to restore my faith in humanity.

The Day She Let Her Son Wait in the Car

Lenore Skenazy | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Lenore Skenazy

If we judge parents for putting their kids at very low risk, we could jail them for serving solid food (the child could choke!) letting them walk down stairs (the child could fall!) or permitting them to join a sport (concussions!).

'Speechless' Teacher Left Crying After Mystery Patrons Cover Tab For Students With Autism

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.20.2014 | Good News

The teachers and students of Matthew Jago School in Sewaren, N.J., have an anonymous couple to thank, after the kind strangers picked up the restauran...

Why It's More Important Than Ever to Keep an Eye on Health Insurers

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

After writing a couple weeks back that we need to keep an eye on profit-hungry health insurers to make sure they are not refusing to pay for medically necessary care, I got a flood of emails and tweets from people with stories to share.

This Bus Interaction Between Strangers Is How We Should Be Treating Each Other

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion

Surjit Singh Virk has been driving buses for sixteen years and has seen it all. But what he witnessed on Saturday on the No. 341 route touched his sou...

Just Another Day On The Job For Man In Superman Shirt Who Saved Baby From Fire

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.14.2014 | Good News

One man proved that there is a superhero in all of us. During a large fire at a Dallas, Texas, apartment complex, Tori Phillips came to the rescue ...

Baseball Fan's Lost Wallet Returned With A Little Something Extra

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.08.2014 | Sports

Bad: You lose your wallet on at a Marlins game. Great: An anonymous good Samaritan finds your wallet and gets it back to you. Amazing: Your wallet i...

Five Things Every Young Person Should Know About Drugs and Alcohol

Theodore Caputi | Posted 05.18.2014 | College
Theodore Caputi

New advancements in drug and alcohol prevention, intervention, and treatment programs occur nearly every day. So what does all this mean for teens and college students today? Here's what you need to know.

Pope Francis and Healing Love

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 05.03.2014 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Ever visit an historic church after it's been refurbished? With smoky grime washed away, colors become vibrant. Sunlight brightens once hidden corners. You see the church as never before. It's an old church, but suddenly it seems new, even awesome.

Giving Back

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

To see the honesty and generosity of people like this young worker, whose wages can't be much above the minimum, and a homeless man who has nothing -- it's a reminder that I still have a way to climb before I get to their level.

A Religious Freedom Parable

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What follows is a modern-day parable. I think it's important to point that out up front, in order not to cause any undue offense. The scene: the near future, when Arizona (or any other state, for that matter) becomes a bastion of religious freedom by passing laws shielding businesses from penalty for discrimination on the basis of religious belief.

Arizona's No Good, Very Bad Samaritans

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 04.25.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

These discriminatory laws are not about "religious freedom." From a Christian perspective, such legislation is the betrayal of everything Jesus of Nazareth taught.

WATCH: The Only Kind Of Parking Ticket That Could Make You Smile

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.10.2014 | Good News

Getting a parking ticket is always a huge pain -- unless you get a ticket from YouTube prankster Sam Pepper. Watch Pepper pose as a traffic cop in...

Good Samaritans Help Rescue Man And His Dog From Icy Lake

Posted 02.05.2014 | Good News

A Chicago man who jumped into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan in an attempt to save his dog has a jogger to thank for playing a pivotal role in his...

The Tragedy of Philip Seymour Hoffman: How We Can Prevent Overdose Deaths

Meghan Ralston | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
Meghan Ralston

We'll likely learn a great deal more about Hoffman, his drug use and his personal demons. Some will likely call his death a 'teachable moment.' But we need to ensure that what we're teaching includes information that can save lives.

Giving House Keys to Homeless Is Not The Only Key

Joel John Roberts | Posted 04.03.2014 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

We are worried. Not only because there are so many more people who need to be housed, but also because these newly-housed neighbors need more than just a furnished apartment. We are worried about loneliness.

What Is it About Disaster That Brings Out the Best in People?

Tracy Hoover | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Tracy Hoover

Like many in Atlanta, I'm snowbound today. This week’s rare snowfall – a disabling two inches – hit our city and triggered a mas...

Family Receives Invaluable Gift Days After Father's Death

Posted 01.29.2014 | Weddings

A good Samaritan helped a grieving family outside of Des Moines, Iowa by returning a wedding band that went missing one day before their father's deat...

Salvation Army Receives Diamond Ring Donation Worth $3,500

AP | Posted 12.19.2013 | Good News

MIAMI (AP) — The Salvation Army says someone dropped a diamond ring in one of the group's kettles outside a South Florida grocery store. A release ...

Teach Your Children Well -- It Pays Off

Neale Godfrey | Posted 02.17.2014 | Good News
Neale Godfrey

I am out of my office alot. I travel alot. I depend on my mobile phone -- alot. My phone must have escaped from my pocket in the cab -- the poor thing was probably so overworked it was looking for a vacation -- now what?

Groom Killed While Helping Stranded Motorist

AP | Posted 12.16.2013 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — A man married less than seven hours was killed along with a stranded motorist he stopped to help in the snow when they were struck by...

Hotel Seeks Homeless Man For Being Awesome

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.25.2013 | Good News

Do you recognize this man? If so, Atlanta's Omni Hotel at CNN Center would like to have a word with you. The man, believed to be named Josh Crabbe...

Family Of Robbery Suspect Outraged At Good Samaritan Who Shot Him

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.22.2013 | Crime

The family members of a robbery suspect that held a store employee at gunpoint in Alabama are lashing out at the Good Samaritan who shot him and stopp...

Good Samaritan's Note For Sick Stranger Is Making Us Feel Warm And Fuzzy

Posted 11.16.2013 | Good News

We're not sure if this man in Shanghai knew it was World Kindness Day on Wednesday or if being kind is just on his daily to-do list. Either way, he's ...

Do We Love Enough?

Rev. Peg Nowling Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peg Nowling Williams

Young people have told me they want worship that is meaningful. Either way, they want it to be about being part of something that matters; they want to be challenged to think.