Deployed army dad pens 270 lunchbox notes to daughter

Army Staff Sgt. Philip Gray takes every opportunity to uplift his daughter. Before being deployed to Afghanistan, Gray wrote 270 messages for 7-year-old Rosie, one for each day he’d be away. Gray’s wife slipped the messages of love into Rosie’s lunchbox each morning. Gray returned home after ten months of service. Rosie asked her doting […]

Boy makes bats from fallen trees to help his community after storm

An Iowa boy is wowing his hometown with baseball bats made from fallen trees. An uncommon windstorm called a derecho devastated Iowa. With family by his side, 12-year-old Tommy Rhomberg participated in a community clean up day. While picking up branches, Rhomberg found one he thought he could turn into a baseball bat for his […]

Single dad adopts five siblings so they can stay together

Robert Carter knows what it’s like to be separated from siblings during childhood. The 29-year-old Ohio man grew up in foster care. Carter became a foster parent to three boys in 2019. After learning the boys had sisters in other foster homes, Carter set his mind on reuniting them. This year, Carter adopted all five […]

80-year-old rescues man from sinking car

Steve Montelongo was driving his granddaughter home from a dentist appointment when he spotted a car deep in a canal filled with rushing water. The 80-year-old California resident jumped out of his car and into the canal, pulling the driver to safety. It’s not the first time Montelongo has saved a life. Almost 17 years […]

These dads build desks for virtual students

More than half the students in the US are learning virtually this year. The abrupt switch away from in-class lessons left many without a proper place to study. The Berrellez family saw children struggling and went to work. Starting up “Desks by Dads,” the Maryland family builds workstations for at-home students. They’ve also uploaded the […]

Farmers band together to harvest neighbor’s crops

Lane Unhjem was harvesting his wheat and canola crop when his equipment caught on fire. Moments later, he went into cardiac arrest and was taken to the hospital. Unhjem’s neighbors, friends, and family banded together to finish harvesting the North Dakota farmer’s fields, bringing their own equipment with them. In a record seven hours, the […]

Teen rescues mother and children from burning car

Justin Gavin was walking down the street in his Waterbury, Connecticut neighborhood when a car engulfed in flames rolled to a stop in front of him. The 18-year-old rushed to help, pulling a mother and three young children from the burning vehicle, saving all of their lives. Police acknowledged his heroic act by presenting him […]

89-year-old pizza delivery driver gets the tip of a lifetime

After realizing he couldn’t make ends meet living on social security, Derlin Newey went back to work. The 89-year-old started delivering pizzas in his Utah hometown. When word got around, a customer of Newey’s took to TikTok to ask for donations for the senior pizza delivery boy. A check for more than $12,000 was presented […]

Electrician rallies community to fix up older woman’s home

When a local electrician saw sparks shooting out of a light fixture, he got to work.  During the routine call, the handyman also noticed that Gloria Scott’s home in Massachusettes had no hot water, plumbing problems, and raccoon damage. The electrician, John Kinney, rallied his community. Together, the small town has raised more than $100,000 […]

Paralyzed man designs mountain bikes for people with disabilities

Christian Bagg crashed while snowboarding 25 years ago, breaking his back and paralyzing him from the waist down. Always an adventurer, Bagg most missed riding a bike with friends in the years following his accident. In his spare time, Bagg spent months in his basement building a mountain bike that would get him outdoors. Today, […]