Family’s Blessing Fence Offers Scarves And Coats To Help Keep Strangers Warm

This story about a fence warmed my heart. Which is the idea. Warmth. Helping. One family Goshen, Indiana looking out at the world. The same world we all see. The same overwhelming amount of need we all see. And instead of shutting down. Instead of saying, “What do I possibly have to give?” “How can I possibly help?” “How could I make a dent?” Instead of listening to that same tape that runs through all of our heads. Instead of

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TV News Crew Helps Rescue Horses In Middle Of Wildfire Live Shot

The horses. You can’t stop looking the horses. As KCBS reporter Kristine Lazar and photographer Marvin Stone were covering the Sunland Fire in Southern California Thursday, they came upon Gibson Ranch in Sunland. They pulled over and started doing a live shot. Lazar does a fine job describing the fast moving flames and the volunteers who showed up to try to get the 150 magnificent creatures to safety. As things get more intense, the two make a split second decision.

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Grandma’s Accidental Thanksgiving Invitee Welcomed Back For Seconds

Thanksgiving at grandma’s house. A tradition as American as the holiday itself. Grandmas want everyone around their table. The more the merrier. Which is why this story makes so much sense. Jamal Hinton was at Wanda Dench’s house in Mesa, Arizona this year. The continuation of a tradition that started last year with an accidental text. The one Dench meant to send to her grandsons telling them what time dinner would start. One glitch. She sent that text to the

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Wave Of Kindness For Homeless Man Who Spent His Last $20 To Rescue Stranded Woman

An angel appeared in the form of a homeless man for one young woman after she ran out of gas on a dark Philadelphia highway. 27-year-old Kate McClure was driving late one night earlier this month when she felt her car start to chug. That dreaded chug. The out-of-gas sputter. She made it to the side of an offramp and called her boyfriend who said he would come rescue her. He was an hour away. Meanwhile, a homeless man walked

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Hungry College Students Get Some Kind Relief With Leftover Meal Passes At University of Minnesota

Anyone who has a college student or is a college student can tell you meal plans are a hard fit. You might have too many meals on your plan. Or you might not have enough. Starving student is not just a catchy phrase. Not in this day and age with skyrocketing tuition and living costs. Some students are literally going hungry. Meanwhile, many students purchased meal plans that carry more meals than they need or have the time to use.

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TJ Maxx And Marshalls Still Paying Employees Of Their Closed Stores In Puerto Rico

TJ Maxx and Marshalls know more than good deals. They know how to be good to their employees. NBC Boston reports that the company is still sending paychecks to their workers in Puerto Rico, even though stores on the island have been closed since Hurricane Maria in September. The company says simply, “We believe it is the right thing for us to do under these circumstances.” Do good the right thing like this and people are going to talk.  One

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Hurricane Hero Loses $10 Million Bet When Houston Astros Won The World Series

Has anyone ever been so happy to lose a bet? You might remember the awesome Jim McIngvale. He’s known around Houston as, “Mattress Mack,” for the commercials he does for his furniture stores. After Hurricane Harvey, he opened those stores as shelters for folks who needed a place to stay. Now, Mattress Mack has done it again. The Houston Chronicle reports he made a bet with customers on The World Series. McIngvale promised to refund customers of Gallery Furniture who spent $3,000

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Preemie Babies Are Super Heroes For Halloween

Preemie babies are tiny, but they are mighty. They are fighters! Why should they miss out on the fun for their first Halloween? USA Today reports NICU nurse Christina Gillen and her mom got busy making costumes for their tiniest patients at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. If you like stories like these, you might enjoy my book, “Hope Possible: A Network News Anchor’s Thoughts On Losing Her Job, Finding Love, A New Career, And My Dog, Always My

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Groom Jumps Into River During Wedding Photoshoot To Save Drowning Boy

Groom Clayton Cook and his bride, Brittany, picked a beautiful place to have their wedding photos taken along stream in a park in Ontario, Canada. It was a moment that could’ve, should’ve been all about gazing into each other’s eyes. It was. That is, until Clayton saw something distressing out of the corner of his eye. He saw a little boy who had fallen in the water and appeared to be in distress. Without a thought, Clayton bolted into the

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Kindergartener Empties Her Piggy Bank To Pay For Classmates’ Milk

Kindergartener Sunshine Oelfke shows wisdom and generosity know no age. Her grandmother saw her emptying out her piggy bank and counting her money. Jackie Oelfke told CBS News she asked her granddaughter what she was doing. She said, “I’m going to take it for milk money. I’m taking it for my friend Layla,” she explained. “She doesn’t get milk — her mom doesn’t have milk money and I do.” Sunshine came up with $30 for the first round. Then, grandma shared

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