The Awesome Way This Minnesota High School Football Player Earned Two Super Bowl Tickets

16-year-old Danny Lilya has wanted to be a high school football player for pretty much his whole life. Not just any high school. The one he has grown up cheering for in his hometown, The Moose Lake Rebels. Parents and teachers are all for a kid having a dream. In this case, though, There was one huge challenge– Danny was born with a broken spine and has been in a wheelchair his entire life. Don’t count this kid out. Not

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Why NFL Super Bowl Player Chris Long Donated His Entire 2017 Salary To Charity

The NFL’s Chris Long just might turn you into a Philadelphia Eagles fan before Sunday’s Super Bowl. The defensive end pledged every single one of his paychecks from the 2017 season to charity. How much cash are we talking here? Sports Illustrated reports Long signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Eagles, including a $500,000 signing bonus and $1.5 million guaranteed. His base salary in 2017 is $1 million. For Long and his wife, it’s all about promoting education. He

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Two Tiny Girls In Foster Care Inspire Wave Of Love And Kindness

Sisters Maddie and Bailey have spent the last few years in foster care. Their aunt, Lynn, has fought long and hard trying to get custody. She was constantly told she lived in the wrong county. After two years, Lynn finally accepted this wasn’t going to happen. Her youngest daughter had just moved out, ready to take on the world. Two weeks later, the phone call came. Lynn couldn’t believe who and what was on the way. The gifts just keep

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News Anchor Wears Viewer’s Jacket And Inspires A Wave Of Kindness

Like most local news anchors, Kyle Clark wears a suit jacket each night when he delivers the news for KUSA in Denver. As he does, he really has no idea who is watching on the other side of the camera he’s looking into. For years, that had been Connie Larson and her husband, Doyle. The Larsons had an ongoing joke. About a certain suit coat of Doyle’s. Connie thought it was awful. Forbade Doyle to wear it out of the

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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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