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Nurse Adopts Autistic Man to Help Him Qualify for Heart Transplant

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January 24, 2020

In Georgia, patients are denied organ transplantations when there’s no one to care for them post-surgery.

Jonathan Pinkard, a 27-year-old autistic man, was alone. Living in a homeless shelter, Pinkard did not qualify for the heart he desperately needed because he lacked a support system.

Then came nurse Lori Wood. Wood not only helped care for Pinkard in the ICU but also adopted him, making him eligible for heart surgery.

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Non-Verbal Teen Begins Speaking After Viewing Holiday Lights

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January 10, 2020

Kaitlyn De Jesus was 3 years old when diagnosed with autism. She’d never spoken more than two words until this week.

Kaitlyn’s mother took her to see their neighbor’s holiday lights. The elaborate display inspired the non-verbal teen to get up from her chair and begin singing.

The Christmas miracle continued as Kaitlyn began describing the lights to those around her.

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Single Dad Has Fostered More than 50 Teens

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January 3, 2020

When Guy Bryant was a kid, anyone who needed a place to go was welcomed into his family’s home. Bryant has carried on that tradition by opening his door to more than 50 children.

Over the last 12 years, Bryant has been a role model for dozens of teens in foster care. The single father cares for those 15 to 23, helping with everything from schoolwork to dinner.

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An 8-Year-Old is Helping Thousands of Homeless Veterans

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December 27, 2019

Tyler Stallings is 8 years old. To date, he’s helped almost 3,000 homeless men and women.

Tyler was only 4 when he first noticed homeless veterans. Initially, Tyler wanted to build homes for those in need. Then, he set his sights on gifts he could deliver himself.

Tyler began making “hero bags.” Each bag is filled with blankets, sweaters, and personal items.

Tyler has also raised more than $50,000 for the homeless in the last four years.

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Man Drives 40 miles to Return Lost Car Keys

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December 20, 2019

Diana Chong made a food stop in New York on her way to a family gathering in another state. In a rush, she left her key fob behind at a bagel shop.

It’s tough enough to lose your keys, but when you have no idea where they might be, it’s a disaster.

After calling around, Chong located her keys. To her rescue came Vinny Proscia. The bagel shop manager drove her car keys from New York to Pennsylvania. That’s almost 400 miles roundtrip.

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Restaurant Worker Gets a Helping Hand

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December 13, 2019

A scheduling mix-up left one employee working alone on a busy Saturday night at Waffle House in Birmingham, Alabama.

The lone employee survived several hours on his own, cooking and cleaning up after guests. When the crowds grew, paying customers took pity on the man’s situation and stepped in.

Once finished with their meals, good samaritans washed dishes, served coffee, bussed tables, and took orders to help fill the gap.

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Boss Pays Off Employee’s Mortgage

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December 6, 2019

Albert Brigas planned to retire after his mortgage was paid off. The 69-year-old Vietnam veteran had to clear $5,000 to make that happen.

Brigas, an auto mechanic, is a hard-working man that never calls in sick. His boss, Rudy Quinones, thanked Brigas for his loyalty by gifting him with early retirement and paying off his mortgage.

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Stranger Drives National Guard Sergeant 700 Miles for Son’s Birth

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November 29, 2019

Sgt. Seth Craven left Afghanistan excited to see the birth of his son. When storms canceled the last leg of his flight, a stranger stepped in to help.

Charlene Vickers was also on a deadline and heading the same direction. She invited Craven to tag along, and they made the eight-hour journey together.

Caven arrived with time to spare. His son, Cooper, was born the following morning.

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Farmers Save Neighbor’s Crop

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November 22, 2019

With snow falling and weathermen predicting a deep freeze, farmers rushed to save their crops. When one farmer couldn’t finish in time, neighbors stepped in to help.

Up to 50 community members showed up with equipment to help a Hamer, Idaho farmer. The volunteers had been up working for 24 hours, clearing their crops. The emergency harvest was completed in one evening, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of potatoes.

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