IHOP Waiter’s Act Of Kindness Goes Viral Creating Celebration Of Nice

You go to IHOP for all you can eat pancakes, but how about a giant serving of kindness. That’s what one woman witnessed last week in an IHOP in Springfield, Illinois. She watched as waiter Joe Thomas sat down with an older couple that included a woman who had medical issues. Thomas sat down and helped the woman eat her meal. Apparently, the couple are regular customers and Thomas was familiar with the challenges the woman faces. Her husband usually

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American Nurse Fails At Retirement As He Spreads Hope And Help In Kenya

Nurse anesthetist Steve James is good at a lot of things. Retirement is not one of them. Not since he found his way to Kenya. A journey inspired by the tragedy of losing his late daughter. How do you take pain like that and turn it inside out? Steve James and his wife, Greta, found out with the people of Kenya. Their love and passion to help has grown into an organization called, Kenya Relief. Amy Montalvo takes us to

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The Puppy You Prescribed For My Broken Doggie Heart

You did this. I’ve said that many times these last few days. You, Dear Reader. You, who took the time to reach out after my beloved Darla Dog passed. You, who encouraged me to get another dog. You, who told me to not wait too long. You, who said the ache would ease. You, who said it wouldn’t, but to take the dive anyway. And so well, Saturday. The day my daughter saw a crack of opportunity in my husband’s

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McDondald’s Worker Jumps Through Drive Thru Window To Save Cop’s Life

How about a side of hero the next time you drive thru a McDonald’s restaurant looking for a burger and some fries? That’s what one off-duty police officer got earlier this month. The cop was driving through with her two kids in the car. The young man working the window noticed something was wrong as he handed her their food. It appeared the woman was having some kind of seizure and the car started rolling away. That’s when Pedro Viloria

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Double Amputee Marine Becomes A Cop And Makes History

So much of Matias Ferreira’s life has not gone to plan. He never planned on losing both his legs and becoming a double-amputee while serving with the US Marines in Afghanistan. Once he started healing, Ferriera is the kind of man who was determined to come up with a new dream. Leave it to him to come up with a goal no one had accomplished before. He wanted to become a police officer. Friday, that dream came true. Big time. Steve

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Kind Stranger Takes Lonely Widower On Dream Vacay After Ad For New Fishing Buddy

You don’t have to go fishing far to find a story that will melt your heart like this one. It starts with Ray Johnstone, a lonely widower in Australia who placed an ad for a new fishing buddy when his old friend passed away. Sky News reports that 22-year-old Mati Batsinilas saw that ad and his heart immediately felt for Mr. Johnstone. Fishing? He wanted a buddy to go fish with? Mati decided to up that idea to the next

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Refugee Man Collapses In Texas Airport As He’s Reunited With His Family After Four Years Apart

I dare you to watch the reunion of this refugee family in a Texas airport and not begin to weep. They’ve been separated for four years since the war in Sudan forced them to flee. The mother and children were allowed to immigrate to America from a Sudanese refugee camp. The woman’s husband wasn’t allowed in the country until this remarkable day. Actually, the mother was pregnant when she arrived, so you’re about to see a father meet his son

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Plus-Size Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Hunter McGrady Says Being Size 16 Made Her Career

Swimsuit model Hunter McGrady doesn’t like the label “plus-size.” She thinks it segregates her as a talent. Point taken. There’s no denying, however, that her skyrocketing career is growing in size every day. Her latest triumph is being featured in this year’s “Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition.” Hunter is very clear on what has been the secret to her success. Gaining weight. She tells People.com she spent hours at the gym and tried crazy diets to keep her 5’11” body at

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Generous Restaurant Owner Finds Out Kindness Comes Back Million Times Over

Italian chef Bruno Serato learned long ago there was more to life than running a fancy restaurant. For years, he’s been creating and giving away delicious, high quality meals to kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Anaheim, California, not far from his high end restaurant, “The White House.” That was story enough. A story that almost had sad, unexpected ending when an electrical fire gutted the business early in February. What happens to kindness when your business goes

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How One Incredible Mom Helped Her Son With Autism Find His Voice

This isn’t just a story of one mom who has a son with autism. This one is more personal for me. It’s about my good friend and former CNN colleague, Parisa Khosravi, and her son Payam. I’ll never forget sitting across from Parisa at Houston’s. This is probably 11 years ago. Her young son wasn’t hitting the usual developmental milestones. After extensive testing, they had a diagnosis. This beautiful boy with the longest eyelashes ever was on the autism spectrum.

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