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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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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TODAY Show Anchor Hoda Kotb Adopts A Baby Girl! Welcome To Motherhood!

Congratulations to TODAY Show anchor Hoda Kotb who announced this morning she’s adopted a baby girl! Her name is Haley Joy Kotb and she was born on Valentine’s Day. Welcome to motherhood, Mama Hotb! Of course, I’m a sucker for any adoption story. Matt Lauer helped spill the beans this morning on TODAY, saying that Hoda has been leaving a string of clues on her social media feeds. And if you like stories about the different ways to become a

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Lost Boy Of Sudan Refugee Becomes Atlanta Police Officer

Jacob Mach has one incredible refugee story as a former “Lost Boy of Sudan.” NPR reports Mach was one of 20,000 boys forced from their home in Sudan in 1987 because of the Second Sudanese Civil War. Only half survived the thousand-mile trek by foot to a refugee camp in Kenya. Mach arrived in the US when he was 21. He went on to graduate from Georgia State University. That’s where his big dream of becoming a police officer was

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Teen Plays Hooky And Steals The Show At Bruce Springsteen Concert

Rocker Bruce Springsteen made sure one Australian teenager learned his lesson about playing hooky from school. Nathan Testa found out it was probably the best idea of his life. Testa was close to the stage during a recent concert in Brisbane, Australia. He held up a sign reading, ““Missed school, in the s—, now can I play ‘Growin’ Up’ with you?” What was the superstar to do but invite the lad up to do just that. As you’ll see, Nathan

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Girl Scout Crumbles False Advertising When Time To Sell Cookies

Have you been hit up to buy Girl Scout Cookies? Tis the season. One girl in New Jersey is taking the scout oath very seriously. Charlotte McCourt says the first eight words of the oath are, “I will do my best to be honest.” Trying to convince her potential customers that all the cookie flavors are awesome? Well, that wasn’t going to do. She wrote a letter where she gave an honest grade to each of the available flavors. Let’s just

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Daddy-Daughter Ballet Class Will Have You Leaping With Smiles

Watching ballet has never been so entertaining. The Philadelphia Dance Center had a brilliant idea this past Valentine’s Day to invite dads to participate in their daughter’s ballet classes. Even better, they made and posted videos of the dads and their gallant efforts to keep up with their girls. Some dads even wore tutus! Cue up Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers” and let the dancing and smiles begin. The studio made sure this wasn’t just a Daddy-Daughter deal. “We had fathers

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Couple Is More In Love And Adorable Than Ever After Husband’s Brush With Death

I am in love with this story about a couple who shows me what long lasting love is all about. How adorable are Joe and Margie Leifken? When Joe felt chest pains a few months ago, his biggest fear was being separated from his wife, his Margie. The paramedics who responded to the call tell an incredible story of what Joe’s final words were to them. Leave it to Steve Hartman of CBS News to tell this sweet story. And

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