Unclaimed Veteran Gets Hero’s Funeral

Ronnie Toler died as you would hope no one would. Certainly, no war veteran. When he passed away a few weeks ago in a Dickson, TN rehab center, he had no family. He had no friends. There was no one to claim his body. So, the nurses who cared for him at National Health Care reached out to a local funeral home to see what they could do. WKRN-TV reports the employees were so moved by Toler’s story, they decided

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See Elton John Deliver 25 Millionth Meal For Food Bank

Elton John isn’t just a superstar singer, he’s a superstar humanitarian! If you follow his charitable works, you won’t be surprised to see what he did in Atlanta last week–delivering the 25 millionth meal for an organization called, “Open Hand Atlanta.” You might not be surprised, but meal recipient named, Craig, sure was surprised and delighted to see who was bringing by the meals he depends on.   Elton John was in town to perform at Music Midtown, a huge

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Professor Holds Student’s Restless Baby, Keeps Teaching Class

Single mom Amanda Osborn received a much needed gift and act of kindness this week. She says she had no choice but to bring her 2-year-old son with her to class at DeVry University in Nashville. Fellow parents won’t be surprised that little Xzavier wasn’t interested in staying still. Imagine Amanda’s horror as her toddler started walking around the class and straight up to Professor Joel Brunkowse. Little Xzavier wanted only one thing–for the big man at the front of

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80-Year-Old Man Builds Train For Stray Dogs

Because everyone deserves a little fun, yes? That’s why 80-year-old Eugene Bostwick says he built this train for stray dogs.   The story starts with Eugene’s home at the end of dead end road in Fort Worth, Texas. The Dodo.com reports that heartless people just like to dump their dogs and abandon them. That was enough to break Eugene’s heart. credit: /u/christifor So, he started feeding them. That led to taking them in. That led to the inspired idea that these

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Female Iranian Motorcross Rider Is Breaking Barriers

Female Iranian Motorcross Rider. There are four words you don’t expect to see in the same sentence. That’s the thing. Behnaz Shaffiei is all about changing how people see the world. Especially, how women are seen in her home country of Iran. Behnaz has been riding motorcycles since she was 15-years-old. Keep in mind, Iran is a country where women are banned from riding motorcycles in public. Shoot, women aren’t even allowed to attend sporting events as spectators, let alone

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Fumbled NFL Punt Leads To Love, Marriage And Two Babies!

Talk about a great “How They Met Story!” A fumbled punt in a 2007 NFL playoff game meant the Seattle Seahawks got a gift–they’d advance in the playoffs, playing the Chicago Bears. This was great news for lifelong Seahawks fan, David Webber, who was living in Chicago. He had no idea how great. Here’s the story of how a simple search for other fans led to love, marriage and now two kids!

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2-Legged Chihuahua And Silkie Chicken Are Best Friends

Here’s to friends of a different feather! Because you just might have that incredible friend that no one understands what you have in common. Because you’re smiling thinking about that friend you’d rather hang out with more than anyone else. Here’s Penny and Roo!     Penny is a silkie chicken. Roo is a 2-legged chihuahua. Vet tech Alicia Williams of Duluth, Georgia, rescued Penny from testing facility when she was just a few weeks old. A few months later,

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Nerdy Self-Published Author Creates Hollywood Blockbuster

Here’s a story that gives hope to authors everywhere, especially ones, like me, with our pile of rejection letters. The Telegraph says Andy Weir was a computer geek working in Silicon Valley by day, writing fiction by night. His musings about a human mission to Mars turned into his self-published book called, “The Martian.” That self-published book became a New York Times Bestseller and is about to be an awesome movie starring Matt Damon. Here’s what a self-published book turned

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Groom Becomes A Hero At His Own Wedding

Did you hear the one where the groom becomes a hero at his own wedding? It happened to fire fighter Cody Campbell. It’s one thing to get choked up when the father of the groom is giving a toast, but one guest took that idea too far. It was so outrageous that some guests thought it was a stunt. Cody didn’t waste time finding out. He jumped up, saved the day and saved the woman’s life. Here’s the happy couple

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F-16 Pilot Was Ready To Give Her Life On September 11th

The top trending article on WashingtonPost.com revisits the story of one incredible American hero. It’s the story of Major Heather Penney, one of the first female fighter pilots allowed in the US Air Force. She had her hand on the throttle of her F-16 with very clear orders–bring down United Flight 93, the fourth of the hijacked airliners. But consider this: She had no ammunition. No missiles. Nothing. Talk about a different time–there were no armed aircraft standing by near

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