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Good Samaritan

Homelessness and the Holidays: A Wake Up Call

Bobbie Ibarra | Posted 02.03.2013 | Impact
Bobbie Ibarra

This past week a young NYPD officer's random act of kindness toward a man experiencing homelessness captivated national media headlines and the hearts of many Americans alike.

WATCH: Good Samaritans Help Burgled Miami Family

Posted 11.22.2012 | Miami

Just days after a single mother of three had her home and holiday cheer robbed, Good Samaritans give her something to be thankful for. Locals came ...

'It Was Worth It': Good Samaritan Loses Leg Saving Man From Car Crash

Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact

Angel Soto is being hailed a hero for rescuing a stranger from a car crash, but his good deed came at an incredibly high cost. The 36-year-old race...

Reddit Post Shows Generosity Is Not Dead: Gift Of Free Tires Reminds Internet To 'Pay It Forward'

Posted 11.01.2012 | Good News

The Internet's so-called "front page," otherwise known as Reddit, has been getting some bad press of late due to the recent unmasking of its notorious...

WATCH: Elderly Couple Saved From Raging Car Fire

Posted 10.29.2012 | Good News

Jack Nentwig, 90, and his wife, Betty, 92, should thank their stars that they now need a new car. Their old one, a 1994 Oldsmobile, nearly killed t...

'Miracle Baby' Meets Rescuer 5 Years After Tornado Ripped Him From Bedroom

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact

In haunting news footage from Oct. 19, 2007, an emotional Jeff Hawks told the story of how he rescued his neighbor's baby, torn from his bedroom, from...

Dad Seeks Mystery Samaritan Who Saved His Life

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact

To the New York City stranger who pumped life into Jason Kroft after a heart attack left him near death: Kroft's family says thank you. Now who are...

How 365 Days Of Good Deeds Changed My Life

Erin McHugh | Posted 11.21.2012 | Fifty
Erin McHugh

We got a saint in our family. ... I thought, you know, I could be doing just a little bit better. Be a little nicer. Count to ten. Go out of my way once in a while. What, I wondered, would it be like if I tried to do a good deed -- even something tiny -- for a whole year?

Stranger's Act Of Kindness Will Help Georgia College Student Achieve His Dreams

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.10.2012 | Good News

A Georgia woman's heartwarming act is making headlines this week, poignantly proving the power of kindness, even between two strangers. Branden Whi...

Brooklyn Baker Rescues Hamptons Plane Crash Victims (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.28.2012 | Impact

Run barefoot into the woods toward a crashed plane on fire? Scale a 12- to 14-foot fence? Pull a woman out of the wreckage before it explodes? No p...

WATCH: Teen Impaled With Fishing Spear Meets The Stranger Who Saved Him

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 08.20.2012 | Latino Voices

"I was almost dead in these waters," 16-year-old Yasser Lopez told NBC. If it wasn't for the quick thinking of a total stranger, Astrid Cardoza, he ma...

WATCH: School Janitor Falls Down Bleachers; Student Walks By Without Helping

Posted 08.09.2012 | Education

What ever happened to good Samaritans? Watch as someone the video identified as a janitor takes a tumble down the gymnasium bleachers, only to be ...

Priceless Stradivarius Violin Turned In By Good Samaritan

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.31.2012 | Good News

A forgetful musician was in luck when the lost Stradivarius violin was found at Switzerland's Bern train station's lost and found after he absentminde...

An Awesome, Random Act Of Kindness (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.25.2012 | Teen

Patrick Connolly dreamed of seeing country singer Blake Shelton in concert. But when he arrived at the show on July 2, his seat in his wheelchair prev...

Middle School Teacher Dies After Being Hit By Bus While Trying To Help Accident Victim

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 07.20.2012 | Education

Alie Cole Hostetter, a 26-year-old middle school teacher from Murray, Utah, died from injuries she sustained when a bus hit her as she stopped to help...

Track Records: Startled Awake In St. Petersburg

Benedict Cooper | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Benedict Cooper

When Povilas came back he had a shot glass, a bottle of Jack Daniels and a packet of Marlboro Red in his hands. God help me, I thought.

The Unique Way One 65-Year-Old Spent His Birthday

Posted 07.13.2012 | Fifty

Birthdays are usually spent unwrapping presents, but for one Oklahoma City man, it meant giving presents to others. Doug Eaton spent 65 minutes on...

Highway Angel Thomas Weller Gets Help With His Broken Rescue Car

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 06.25.2012 | Good News

Thomas Weller of San Diego is known as a Good Samaritan. The career mechanic took to patrolling the freeway in a "Ghostbusters"-style rescue car sever...

Good Samaritans Team Up To Rescue Bald Eagle

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green

A good samaritan and a veterinarian in North Spokane, Wash., are being credited with saving the life of an injured bald eagle. ABC News reports tha...

The Cab Ride I'll Never Forget

Kent Nerburn | Posted 07.03.2012 | Fifty
Kent Nerburn

My cab was a rolling confessional. Passengers would climb in, sit behind me in total anonymity and tell me about their lives.

Teen Girl Saves 25 Horses From Fire!

Posted 04.15.2012 | Teen

Fifteen-year-old Madison Wallraf was driving to the stables with her family to go riding when she saw the smoke rising. Fearing for the life of her ho...

Hit-And-Run Victim Arrested After Attacking Those Trying To Help Him

Posted 05.29.2012 | Miami

A hit-and-run victim was arrested Saturday after he attacked a good Samaritan and responding officers, according to Miami Police spokesperson Kenia Re...

Texas Man Finds Bag With Thousands Of Dollars, Returns It

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 03.19.2012 | Good News

It's an age-old dilema: If one finds a large sum of money, does one keep it or turn it in? While some may not know how they'd react, the answer wa...

WATCH: Drowning Homeless Man Rescued By Good Samaritan

Posted 03.05.2012 | Good News

A homeless man almost drowned Sunday while attempting to swim to a public dock on Oregon's Willamette River. Fortunately, the quick response of a good...

Hero Who Risked Life To Save Drunk Filmmaker From Train Dies From Injuries

Posted 02.27.2012 | New York

The Staten Island man who was struck by a train after pulling a drunken filmmaker out of the tracks in January has died from the critical injuries he ...