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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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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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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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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British Airways Flies Devoted Aunt Half-Way Around World To Make Dream Come True

British Airways has me wiping away the tears after watching this awesome act of kindness and generosity. They have a campaign where travelers write in and share a near impossible dream that they hope British Airways can make come true. It’s called, “BAMagic.” Here is how they describe the latest wish come true: “London-based Sarah wrote to us to ask for help to fulfill her wish to see her nephew, Brodie, in his big break into showbiz: a starring role

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How To Help Las Vegas

With Las Vegas becoming the scene of the largest mass shooting in US history, the country is in mourning. Many are posting their feelings on social media. Some feel it’s time to get politically active. Wherever your politics fall, if you really feel like making a difference, like doing something not just feeling something, here are some ways you can make an impact. Give Blood The line to donate blood is out the door at United Blood Service. People have

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NFL Rookie Donates His First Check To Cafeteria Workers Who Lost Everything In Hurricane

NFL rookie DeShaun Watson is showing America what true patriotism looks like. While some people get themselves worked up over symbols, while this young man is doing something that matters. USAToday reports the Texans quarterback this week donated his entire first NFL check to three women who work in the team cafeteria. Three women who lost everything in Hurricane Harvey. “If you can, you must.”@deshaunwatson​ gave his first @NFL​ game check to help a few familiar faces. #HoustonStrong pic.twitter.com/rwcyGMSRFN —

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