Double Amputee Marine Becomes A Cop And Makes History

So much of Matias Ferreira’s life has not gone to plan. He never planned on losing both his legs and becoming a double-amputee while serving with the US Marines in Afghanistan. Once he started healing, Ferriera is the kind of man who was determined to come up with a new dream. Leave it to him to come up with a goal no one had accomplished before. He wanted to become a police officer. Friday, that dream came true. Big time. Steve

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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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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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Repo Man Turns Out To Be Guardian Angel For Elderly Couple

Repo man is hardly the first image that comes to mind when I think guardian angel. Yet, that’s who turned up for a couple in Red Bud, Illinois, who surely needed a break. Steve Hartman of CBS News has the story of Pat and Stan Kippling, a couple struggling through tough times and shrinking finances. They won’t say they were surprised when Jim Ford showed up with his tow truck and took their car away. Everything that happened after that? Is

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How A Millionaire Secret Santa Was Born Out Of One Small Act Of Kindness

The Secret Santa story done each year by CBS News‘ Steve Hartman is among the most popular and heartwarming. Which is saying a lot. Because everything Steve Hartman does is heartwarming. And his stories are so popular, with good reason. Each year about this time, Steve follows around a man who wishes to remain anonymous. CBS News cameras capture the joy as the Secret Santa comes upon unsuspected folks who are not expecting a great Christmas. This Santa instantly changes

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Beautiful Reason Woman’s Liver Donor Was At Her Wedding

A liver donor was the last thing 27-year-old Heather Krueger thought she would have to think about. Late twenties is a time for thinking about career, building a life, finding love. But about four years ago, Heather suddenly came down with a severe liver disease. Her only option, her only focus, was hoping for a liver transplant. How her story came together. How kindness can lead to such goodness, beyond what you can imagine. Well, that’s a story best told by

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American Trumpet Player Creates Symphony of Possibility For Afghan Teen

David Bilger is one of the professional trumpet players in the country. He shows off his talent as principal trumpet player for the Philadelphia Orchestra. But his most inspiring, important performance is being done for an orchestra of one. Oh, but what a one. 17-year-old Baset Azizi believes he was born to play trumpet, as well. He had one big problem. Baset was born and living in Kabul, Afghanistan, a place where you can literally be killed for listening to

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Cowboy Lassoes Bike Thief In Walmart Parking Lot

A hero cowboy galloping through a Walmart parking lot is something you might expect to see only in the movies, if at all. 28-year-old Robert Borba doesn’t think what he did is any big deal, he was just trying to help out a woman in distress as he made his way to his local Walmart when he heard his cries. And yeah, sure, he happen to have his horse and lasso with him for a trip to Walmart. That part isn’t

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Man And His Goose: The Love Connection He Never Planned On

A certain goose in Oregon knows there’s no telling where you will meet the love of your life. Yes, goose. CBS News’ Steve Hartman has the story of a man who thought he was just doing a nice thing for a struggling bird. He never realized he was about to become the unexpected match for one devoted goose. Kyle is one ambitious bird. Her Instagram account has more than 62,000 followers. You can see how she’s making folks smile at @KyleTheGoose.

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Single Dad And Daughter Bond Over Braiding Hair

Braiding hair probably is not at the top of most dad’s “To Do” list. Yet, it’s a skill that became increasingly important to Phil Morgese of Daytona Beach, Florida. He tells CBS News that he was good at the guy stuff, but wanted to be able to create a style that pleased his young daughter, Emma. It game them a great way to bond and now Morgese is teaching other dads how to do the same. This story is dedicated

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