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UPDATE: Strangers Shower Selfless Homeless Man With Donations Of Thanks

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to Dave Talley as Dave Tally. UPDATE: Over the past 24 hours, complete strangers ha...

Pray for Andy Harris

Daniel Krotz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Krotz

The first thing newly elected Congressman Andy Harris (R-MD) did when he got to Washington last week was complain about the Cadillac health care provi...

Retired Marine Spends Veterans Day Saving Neighbors From Burning Building

GNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Fred Lopez earned himself an extra salute this Veterans Day. The retired Marine ran into a burning apartment building Thursday, helping save all of th...

Who Is My Neighbor?: The Best And Worst Of Religious Morality

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

Religion is all about being good. But to whom? A recent review of the scientific literature on religion and morality argues that our evolutionary past may hold the key to understanding why religion can bring out the best and worst in us.

Chicago Woman Saves Car Accident Victim, Again

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Chicago's Connie Odoms is making a habit out of stopping to help victims on the side of the road, reports the Chicago Tribune. Five years ago, Odoms...

Local Hero Duane Innes Saves Driver's Life By Causing Car Crash

Gimundo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Normally, if someone hits your car, you wouldn't call him a hero. But in Bill Pace's case, Duane Innes' decision to put his own car in Pace's path lik...

Woman Unknowingly Saves Descendant Of 'Secretariat' Horse

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After seeing a sickly, neglected horse up for auction, Missouri resident Elizabeth Parker found herself continuing to wonder about the fate of the ani...

Atlanta Police: T.I. Helped Talk Down Jumper

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

ATLANTA — Police got unexpected help talking a suicidal man down from an Atlanta skyscraper on Wednesday when rapper T.I. showed up. Officer Ja...

Unemployed Good Samaritan Given Full Scholarship

Los Angeles Times | Diana Marcum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A shout-out from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last Thursday for somebody to give Fresno hero Victor Perez a job led to something perhaps even better: a ...

WATCH: Good Samaritans Return Stolen Purple Heart

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When burglars broke into 89-year-old Michael Demich's home last week, they stole his priceless Purple Heart medal, that he earned after being wounded ...

Good Samaritan Saves 9 Lives From Burning Niagara Falls Home

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Good Samaritan Jamie Perkins rushed to the aid of sleeping family members inside a Niagara Falls, N.Y. home early Friday morning. WIVB News reports h...

Good Samaritan Thwarts Wisconsin Bank Robbery Attempt

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. — A good Samaritan has thwarted a bank robbery in Wisconsin by jumping on an armed man. The Associated Bank's surveillance vi...

Sharon Stone, Pete Wentz Give To The Homeless

The Daily Mail | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Sharon Stone showed her charitable side yesterday as she stopped to give two beggars a donation. The Basic Instinct star made the kind-hearted gestur...

Robin Adair, Good Samaritan, Saves Baby From Burning Washington Home

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When flames engulfed a Washington home, mother Katrina Eash rushed to get her four children to safety. She had the older three children out of the hou...

'Secret Agent L' Unmasks Identity To Further Charity Work

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Until recently, Pittsburgh resident Laura Miller was known only as 'Secret Agent L' -- an elusive Good Samaritan responsible for the random gifts stra...

Kealey Oliver Uses Cheerleading Skills To Tackle Robber

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Thanks to the efforts of 16-year-old cheerleader, Kealey Oliver, an alleged would-be thief was put in custody Sunday night. The high school junior tac...

Pontiac, Michigan, Lemonade Stand Robbed, Good Samaritans Lend A Hand

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Over the weekend, four young girls selling lemonade were robbed outside their Pontiac, Michigan home. The bandit made off with a Mickey Mouse jewelry ...

Keith McVey, Ohio Letter Carrier, Saves Lives While He Delivers Mail

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For almost 30 years, Keith McVey has delivered mail in the same neighborhoods of Akron, Ohio. Over the years, he's saved three lives along his postal ...

28 Years Later, Maine Woman Gets Stolen Ring Back

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

AUBURN, Maine — A Maine woman's high school class ring is back in her possession 28 years after it was stolen. Michelle Bilodeau of Auburn hadn...

Hawaii Hairdresser Buys Plane Ticket For Homeless

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

HONOLULU — A Hawaii hairdresser is helping send a homeless man from Seattle back home to be with his ailing father. Denise Sakai answered a call...

Homeless Man Saves Clarice Jeffrey, 97-Year-Old Woman, From Fire

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Ninety-seven-year-old Clarice Jeffrey was sound asleep in her Bakersfield, Calif. home when fire broke out just after midnight on Wednesday morning. ...

Father David Anderson Looks For Mysterious Good Samaritan Who Helped Save Daughter Bridget Sheridan's Life

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

One very grateful father, David Anderson, is searching for the mysterious good Samaritan who acted quickly to help save his two-year-old daughter, Bri...

The New Charity Paradigm: Gaza Freedom Flotilla Delivers Aid Plus Political Agenda

Blake Bromley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Blake Bromley

The Gaza Freedom flotilla is evidence of the shift that's taking place in international humanitarian aid. Since 2001, governments have declared aid organizations to be combatants when they help organizations considered to be terrorists.

Hero Joey Shelton Injured Rescuing Woman; Community Raises Money For His Treatment

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Joey Shelton and his brother saw a woman being abducted, they immediately came to her rescue. Luckily, the brothers were able to pull the woman t...

Loring Henderson Leaves Washington Job To Run Homeless Shelter In Kansas Hometown

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of their 'Be Inspired' Series, each of the anchors of ABC's Good Morning America are highlighting the work of an amazing individual or organiz...