Waffle House Hero, James Shaw Jr., Has Raised Over $227,000 For Other Shooting Victims

Can James Shaw Jr. be any more incredible? Just hours after he stopped a deadly shooter at a Waffle House in Tennessee, he set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money for other victims of the shooting. Four people lost their lives and others are in the hospital. The New York Times was able to shadow Shaw as he visited with some of those victims and their families. Here he is with his daughter, Brooklyn, at a vigil for

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Waffle House Shooting Hero Says Four Year Old Daughter Was His Inspiration To Act

Waffle House shooting hero James Shaw, Jr. knows the answer to the question. What would you do if you had a chance to save the lives of strangers even if it meant it might cost you your own life. This 29-year-old man knows. He acted. The Tennessean reports Travis Reinking, 29, opened fire at about 3:25 a.m. Sunday morning at a Waffle House outside Nashville, TN. Shaw Jr. had just come in the restaurant when he heard a crash. He

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Body Cam Captures Police Heroes Saving Dog From Burning Apartment Building

A police body cam captures the dramatic rescue of a dog they’re calling, “Smokey.” Atlanta police officers say they were just doing their job when they pulled him out of burning apartment building last month. Fox5Atlanta reports that while fire fighters battled the blaze, police officers checked the area for any signs of life. That’s when Officer Robert Wrinkler caught something out of the corner of his eye. The officer’s body cam captured the rescue. Officer Winkler carried the pup

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How Former Sharecropper Became Supercharged Voter Motivator In Alabama

Perman Handy knows the importance of being a voter. She is a former Alabama sharecropper who knows how to grow things. Grow crops. Grow grassroots movements. AL.com has a beautiful story of how Handy helped shaped this week’s Senate runoff election in Alabama. They make the case that she helped propel Democrat Doug Jones to victory of Republican Roy Moore. This 59-year-old dynamo has spent most of her free time for the last 25 years making sure every eligible voter

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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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Herd Of Goats Saved By Hero Dog Who Refused To Evacuate During California Fires

A herd of goats and some very grateful, awestruck humans are celebrating one awesome dog today. Rolando Tembo Hendel shares on his Facebook page the harrowing story of his family’s escape from the California wildfires. As the Tubbs Fire threatened their home, the family loaded up their dog and cats, minus one. Odin, their devoted Great Pyrenees, refused to leave the herd of goats. Hendel says on a regular night it is nearly impossible to separate Odie from the herd.

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Las Vegas Shooting Victim Reunites With Hero Who Saved His Life

Shooting victim and hero. That is never how Tom McIntosh and James Lawson thought they would ever meet. In fact, there was no reason they would meet at all. Until Sunday night, they were just two guys with different friends enjoying the Jason Aldean concert in Las Vegas. I’ll let them tell the story of how their paths intersected. Both men, actually, are heroes. Both men, I suspect will be friends for life. Excellent job by Savannah Guthrie and the

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Frida The Navy Rescue Dog Has Saved 12 Lives And Counting In Mexico City Earthquake Rubble

Frida is more than a rescue dog. She’s become a national hero in Mexico. And with good reason. She’s helped find and rescue 12 people caught in the rubble of the devastating earthquake that hit Mexico City Tuesday. The Daily Mail reports Frida’s actual total has yet to be tallied because she is still busy saving lives. She’s become known for her custom-made doggy goggles and boots. Here’s a look at Frida in action. Frida has spent most of her

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Shelter Dog Scheduled To Die Because He Was Too Energetic Now Saving Lives After Hurricane Harvey

He was a shelter dog who was scheduled to die. Now that same energy and his incredible spirit are helping to save lives in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The Sacramento Bee reports that five years ago, “Rocket,” was sitting in a California shelter deemed, “too energetic” to be adopted. He was labeled to be euthanized. Not so fast. Some dedicated shelter workers knew that highly energetic dogs make for great rescue dogs. In 2012, they recommended Rocket as a

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CNN Correspondent Ed Lavandera And Crew Help Rescue Elderly Couple In Texas Floods

CNN correspondent Ed Lavandera is just one of the many reporters, producers and photographers in Texas covering the devastating floods. They are there to do a job. Report the news. And, And, They are human beings first. None finer than the folks who work for CNN. Ed was in the middle of a live shot with anchor Ana Cabrera when they came upon a house with an elderly couple that needed rescuing. There was never a question of what was

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