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Good Samaritans

WATCH: Sidewalk Hero Trips Suspect So Cops Can Nab Him

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.08.2016 | Crime

You don't need an "S" on your chest or martial arts skills to be a hero. Sometimes just a foot will do. Watch this well dressed gentleman casu...

Man Gives The Shirt Off His Back To Shivering Stranger On NYC Subway

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.11.2016 | Good News

It’s a phrase typically used metaphorically to describe compassion shown toward others; but in the case of one New York city man, the idiom too...

My Only Christmas

Susan Perloff | Posted 12.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Perloff

By the time I phone home, this man has discussed our plight with his wife, who has whispered to their three kids, who begin teaching us the spirit of Christmas. They insist we take a room at their already-full inn.

Remember When Jesus Took a Stand on Marriage Equality?

Robert Hall | Posted 10.22.2015 | Religion
Robert Hall

Take a stand. That is the battle cry of the opposing sides in the pot-boiling church debates over same-sex marriage as churches leave denominations and members leave local churches.

Why An 83-Year-Old Woman Walked Into A Police Station Looking For A Hug

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.09.2015 | Fifty

An 83-year-old woman walked into a Colorado police station on Labor Day with an unusual request: she just wanted a hug. Instead of asking f...

FOX 13 NEWS Video

The Huffington Post | Amory Blaine | Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

Dee and Gordon Head had been sleeping in their car with their three dogs when what some may consider divine intervention knocked on their window. ...

Homeless Elderly Couple Sleeping In Car Gets Help From 'Angels'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact

Dee and Gordon Head had been sleeping in their car with their three dogs when what some may consider divine intervention knocked on their window. ...

Strangers Help Homeless, Single Mother Of 3 Turn Life Around. Now, She's Giving Back

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 08.15.2014 | Good News

A homeless mother in desperate need had her life dramatically changed by an encounter with generous strangers. Now, she is paying it forward. Jened...

In A New York Minute, Subway Worker Helps Rescue Stroller That Rolled Onto Tracks

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 07.23.2014 | Good News

A 2-year-old child and her mother are safe today thanks to the quick actions of some heroic strangers. On Monday morning a stroller with a toddler ...

San Francisco Cops Pool Their Own Money To Shelter Homeless Family Of Seven

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.13.2014 | Good News

Police officers often see homeless residents in some of the most despondent conditions, but sometimes even they are so moved by those in need that the...

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...

LOOK: New York City Good Samaritans Risk It All To Save Strangers

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 02.06.2014 | Good News

NEW YORK (AP) — At least a dozen good Samaritans in New York City have risked their own safety to save a stranger this year. Personal trainer Denni...

WATCH: Florida Good Samaritans Rescue Woman From Sinking Car

Posted 11.18.2013 | Good News

Last Wednesday, a Seminole County Sheriff's Office helicopter rushed to rescue a woman whose car was sinking in a local pond in Florida. But someone -...

Would You Give Money To Help Save A Stranger's Pet?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 09.18.2013 | Fifty

Ray Richmond, who we've written about before, shared this story with us: Last November, he said, he and his wife got some bad news about their Cava...

WATCH: Good Samaritans Rescue Man From Burning Building

Posted 09.17.2013 | New York

Neighbors came to the rescue of a man trapped inside a burning apartment in Washington Heights on Monday. ABC reports the victim was working to re...

All Because of George

Matt Douglas | Posted 11.13.2013 | Good News
Matt Douglas

A man told me that he lived nearby, and he gave me his phone number in case I needed help. As he left he said: "Listen: if you can't find a solution, you could always borrow my car. I don't need it this weekend." I thanked him and told him that I appreciated his offer. I thought we would find a solution.

Whoa! Spelunkers Find Man's Wallet 17 Years After It Was Lost In A Cave

AP | Posted 09.12.2013 | Good News

WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- The last time Joseph Sweet had his old wallet, he was pulling dollar bills out of it and setting them on fire to light his way out ...

10 Lost Wedding Ring Stories With Happy Endings

Posted 09.06.2013 | Weddings

Losing your engagement ring can be devastating, especially given that the odds of finding such a tiny (but valuable) piece of jewelry are slim. But be...

LOOK: All They Wanted In Return Was To Pay It Forward

Posted 09.05.2013 | Good News

We love it when strangers have each other's backs. Redditor Kidderboots overslept on Wednesday, but a good Samaritan helped him out. When a parkin...

2 Good Samaritans Try To Stop Crimes In Detroit, Are Shot

Posted 08.12.2013 | Crime

A good Samaritan is reportedly fighting for his life after trying to stop a mugging in downtown Detroit. Police say the 61-year-old man saw two wom...

This Ring Has Been On A Crazy Adventure

Posted 06.14.2013 | Weddings

Earlier this week, the story of a man who accidentally sold his wife's $23,000 wedding ring for $10 at a garage sale went viral. But we are happy to r...

The Good Samaritan Within Us

Randy Hain | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Hain

I am sharing this brief story with you as encouragement that we all have a good samaritan somewhere deep within us. It is easy to get lost in our own problems, but we have opportunities every day to reach out to people struggling all around us.

5 Ways to Subdue (or Avoid) a Mugger

Lisa Jey Davis | Posted 07.08.2013 | Crime
Lisa Jey Davis

Let's turn this trend toward apathy and fear of doing something around together shall we? Here are 5 ways you can subdue (or help someone else avoid) a mugger (and make the world a better place in the process).

WATCH: This Tennessee Man Discovered Almost $4K And Decided To Make Someone's Day

Posted 04.10.2013 | Good News

One Tennessee man gave a stranger an unexpected but very pleasant surprise. On Saturday night, Joe Ellis of Murfreesboro, Tenn., was searching a l...

Pit Bull Attack Of Girl Caught On Tape

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.14.2013 | New York

A pit bull sprinted across a Bronx street and attacked a young girl on Sunday, as shown in horrifying surveillance video, CBS New York reported. T...