Teen works for two years to buy friend an electric wheelchair

Navigating the hallways of his Arkansaw school in a manual wheelchair has always been a struggle for Brandon Qualls. When his friend saw just how much effort it took for Qualls to get to class, he stepped up to help. Teenager Tanner Wilson took a part-time job as a mechanic, saving every penny to help […]

Couple hides money in baby products to help new parents

When Patrick and Krystal Duhaney welcomed their first child eight years ago, they struggled to make ends meet. The Duhaneys are now expecting their third child. They noticed how expensive essential baby items cost on a recent trip to the store. In a better place financially, they wanted to help new parents. The California couple […]

Teen gives savings to help another go to college

   Joshua Nelson is nearing his high school graduation. The 18-year-old has been tucking away money to pay for upcoming college expenses. After winning a scholarship that covers the cost of his tuition, Nelson paid it forward. The college-bound Missouri teen formed a grant with his savings to help another student pursue their dreams of […]

Girl Scouts upcycle bottle caps into playground benches

  For two years, Girl Scout troops in Illinois collected discarded plastic bottle caps with one purpose in mind: to make sure every child has someone to play with on the playground. With more than 300 pounds of bottle caps collected, the girls made “buddy benches.” The benches are in two area parks and decked […]

Retiring mail carrier gets sweet sendoff

Brett Wittwer has served the same Cincannitti neighborhoods as a mail carrier for more than 30 years. He was used to delivering mail and gifts, not receiving them. On his last day of work before retirement, residents along his mail route came out to show their appreciation. Some greeted him at their mailbox for a […]

Man drives across town to return stranger’s wallet

When Debra Crosby reached the checkout lane at her local Walmart, she reached into her purse to pay. That’s when she realized her wallet was missing. The science teacher from Florida returned home sans wallet, IDs, credit cards, and bank information. Before reaching her driveway, Crosby’s security system alerted her that someone was on her […]

Fraternity brothers come together to pay off cook’s mortgage so she can retire

Thirty years ago, Jessie Hamilton was a cook for the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity on LSU campus. She kept the boys fed, listened to their problems, cheered them on, and became a cherished friend. When one of the fraternity brothers learned that Hamilton was still working two jobs to pay off her mortgage, they dug […]

Teen helps shelter dogs get adopted with handmade bow ties

Darius Brown learned to sew when he was eight years old with a bit of help from his older sister. Back then, he only wanted to make a tie for himself. Today, Brown designs and sews bow ties for shelter dogs. The idea is to increase their chances of being adopted. Brown’s work has been […]

Teen saves best friend’s life one day after learning CPR

Torri’ell Norwood wants to be a nurse someday. Learning all she can as fast as she’s able is a priority for the 16-year-old. That’s why she took CPR lessons at her school. One day after completing the CPR class, Norwood was in a car accident that left her best friend without a pulse. Moments after […]

Minnesota woman sends joy with postcards

The instant nature of email and texts makes them popular choices for communication. Mary Steinbicker knows the value of getting a surprise by postal mail. Last year, the Minnesota resident’s New Year’s resolution was to send one postcard a day to a friend, family member, or stranger. She succeeded. Steinbicker sent 366 notes of joy […]