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Good Samaritans

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...

WATCH: Good Samaritans Help Ailing Elderly Man

Posted 02.27.2013 | Fifty

In a world filled with gun violence, abuse and senseless wars, it is nice to hear stories about good Samaritans lending helping hands to their neighbo...

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...

WATCH: Student Saved From Oncoming Train Seeks Rescuers

Posted 08.29.2012 | Impact

A New York student's first day back to school took a potentially tragic turn, but then three strangers came to the rescue. Alexa Conto, 20, was en ...

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 ...

WATCH: 21 Acts Of Kindness That Will Make You Believe In The Human Race

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.27.2012 | Good News

The last week has been kind of rough on all of us. It's time to remind ourselves that the human race isn't defined by its worst elements. Inst...

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...

Jennifer Lawrence, And 8 Other Young Life-Savers (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 06.28.2012 | Teen

She may fight to the death on-screen in The Hunger Games, but in reality, actress Jennifer Lawrence prefers saving lives. When a woman walking a dog c...

WATCH: Heroes Use 'Human Chain' To Rescue Rip Current Victims

Posted 05.15.2012 | Miami

When a strong rip current sucked two kids and their father out to sea on Sunday at a Fort Lauderdale beach, strangers formed a human chain in lieu of ...

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...