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August 4, 2020, 1:31 AM

Innovative clear mask allows baby to see parents’ faces

The team at Ochsner Baptist Medical Center, in New Orleans, created clear masks so that a newborn baby, Amara, who was born during the pandemic, could see her mom’s face for the first time.
August 4, 2020, 1:31 AM
Innovative clear mask allows baby to see parents’ faces
July 30, 2020, 4:22 AM

2 sisters with dessert business receive unexpected treat

Zyaire Hawkins, 11, and Char’Les Hawkins, 9, received a donation of $1,015 from sibling bakery owners in Colorado to support their budding business.
July 30, 2020, 4:22 AM
2 sisters with dessert business receive unexpected treat
July 24, 2020, 12:09 AM

Sneakers for Soldiers receives over $100K in donations in 2 days

The nonprofit that sends running shoes overseas to military personnel received over $113,000 in the past 48 hours, along with thousands of messages of support.
July 24, 2020, 12:09 AM
Sneakers for Soldiers receives over $100K in donations in 2 days
July 22, 2020, 4:18 AM

Sneakers for Soldiers sees huge uptick in donations amid pandemic

The nonprofit that sends sneakers to military personnel overseas has seen a surge in donors during the coronavirus pandemic.
July 22, 2020, 4:18 AM
Sneakers for Soldiers sees huge uptick in donations amid pandemic
July 20, 2020, 4:05 AM

Kind canines make a little boy’s birthday extra special

Dog lover Theo Rensberger, 7, was amazed when over 100 dogs and their owners stopped by to say happy birthday.
July 20, 2020, 4:05 AM
Kind canines make a little boy’s birthday extra special
July 17, 2020, 12:25 AM

'Captain America' star reaches out to 6-year-old who saved his sister

Chris Evans, who played the Marvel character, sent a video to Bridger Walker.
July 17, 2020, 12:25 AM
'Captain America' star reaches out to 6-year-old who saved his sister
July 15, 2020, 1:29 AM

Georgia football team celebrates win 50 years later

When Perry High School football team became state champions, the all black school did not receive a ceremony or championship rings.
July 15, 2020, 1:29 AM
Georgia football team celebrates win 50 years later
July 14, 2020, 12:09 AM

Woman takes dishwashing job to be near husband with Alzheimer’s

Mary Daniel took a job as a dishwasher at the assisted living facility where her husband Steve lives outside Jacksonville, Florida.
July 14, 2020, 12:09 AM
Woman takes dishwashing job to be near husband with Alzheimer’s
1 month ago

‘Date Night Dad’ finally brings home newborn son from hospital

Bob and Shona Conlin were finally able to bring their newborn home after 87 days in the hospital.
1 month ago
‘Date Night Dad’ finally brings home newborn son from hospital
1 month ago

Security guard celebrates medical front-line workers

Robert Johnson, a security guard at Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center, has been a constant ray of light for the health care workers since the pandemic began.
1 month ago
Security guard celebrates medical front-line workers
1 month ago

Meet the college students assisting essential workers

A group of college students started Give Essential, a site that links essential workers in need with donors. It's connected over 1,500 workers in 49 states and collected nearly $500,000 in donations.
1 month ago
Meet the college students assisting essential workers
1 month ago

Mom survives COVID, gives birth to triplets

A Houston mother, Maggie Sillero, gave birth to three babies Isabella, Nathaniel and Adriel on June 4 after she beat coronavirus.
1 month ago
Mom survives COVID, gives birth to triplets
1 month ago

Flight attendant goes extra mile for passenger with autism

Flight attendant Erica Connolly shares a special love for aircraft and flying with passenger Garrison Christy.
1 month ago
Flight attendant goes extra mile for passenger with autism
1 month ago

Brothers work together to help neighbors in need

Sam and Hunter have mowed more than 50 lawns over three months for disabled veterans, the elderly and front-line workers.
1 month ago
Brothers work together to help neighbors in need
1 month ago

Community comes together to honor UPS driver

"I felt loved, I felt cared for. I was humbled by the whole situation,” said Gregory Watkins, who has worked the same route in Smithtown, New York, for the past 13 years.
1 month ago
Community comes together to honor UPS driver
1 month ago

Father reunited with son after spending weeks in hospital

Lamar LaGrone, 74, was in a car accident, which resulted in him not being able to see his family because of COVID-19 restrictions.
1 month ago
Father reunited with son after spending weeks in hospital
1 month ago

College students connect farmers with food banks

FarmLink has helped deliver 30,000 pounds of vegetables to Heart of Compassion food bank and more across the country amid the pandemic.
1 month ago
College students connect farmers with food banks
2 months ago

A family of nurses who work at the same hospital celebrate a special father’s day

The Penson family all works at the Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals in California.
2 months ago
A family of nurses who work at the same hospital celebrate a special father’s day
2 months ago

Honorary dad attends high school senior’s graduation

A student’s father passed away at a young age, and the school’s student resource officer acted as her mentor during challenging high school years.
2 months ago
Honorary dad attends high school senior’s graduation
2 months ago

Impromptu National Anthem duet recorded for virtual commencement

Madisen Hallberg was joined by Onry, a trained opera singer, as she recorded the national anthem for her commencement ceremony at Portland State University.
2 months ago
Impromptu National Anthem duet recorded for virtual commencement
2 months ago

Deputy performs lifesaving CPR

After saving 12-day-old Ryleigh, Deputy William Kimbro was asked to be the baby's godfather.
2 months ago
Deputy performs lifesaving CPR
2 months ago

Community comes together for neighbor in need

Jill Sims started a Go Fund Me campaign for Stephanie Wilford after Wilford 's neighborhood was devastated by looters.
2 months ago
Community comes together for neighbor in need
2 months ago

Nevada state trooper comforts 5-year-old after car accident

Trooper Quinn gave the little girl a hug after she was visibly shaken from the accident.
2 months ago
Nevada state trooper comforts 5-year-old after car accident
2 months ago

Man keeps birthday tradition for wife battling cancer

Jim Talley didn't let Lisa's hospitalization stop him from singing to her face-to-face; he just backed up a lift right up to her window.
2 months ago
Man keeps birthday tradition for wife battling cancer
2 months ago

Couple married for almost 60 years reunites after hospitalization

Alice and Jerry Krenke had not been separated for more than a week until she had to go into the hospital and COVID-19 rules kept him from seeing her.
2 months ago
Couple married for almost 60 years reunites after hospitalization
2 months ago

Inspiring stories of World War 2 veterans dealing with the coronavirus

Staff Sergeant Max Deweese is not only part of the greatest generation of World War 2 heroes, but he is also a COVID-19 survivor at 99 years old.
2 months ago
Inspiring stories of World War 2 veterans dealing with the coronavirus
2 months ago

Family of deceased police officer receive special surprise

To mark the 50-year anniversary of Jim Sackett being killed in the line of duty, members of Twin Cities law enforcement surprised his family.
2 months ago
Family of deceased police officer receive special surprise
3 months ago

Couple married for 72 years reunites after 57 days

W.D. Brinson had not seen his wife, Faye, because she was in a nursing home in isolation during the COVID pandemic.
3 months ago
Couple married for 72 years reunites after 57 days
3 months ago

ABC News correspondent meets plasma recipient

Kaylee Hartung met grandfather of four Daniel Macias, 67, one of the COVID-19 patients who received her plasma.
3 months ago
ABC News correspondent meets plasma recipient
3 months ago

Family finally able to adopt daughter after months of delays

The Moody family were desperate to adopt their foster daughter, Isla, but the COVID-19 pandemic put a hold on the process.
3 months ago
Family finally able to adopt daughter after months of delays
3 months ago

High school sweethearts adopt baby boy

Nicole and Andrew Osterhout's IVF treatments were halted due to the pandemic, then the couple got a call about baby Finn.
3 months ago
High school sweethearts adopt baby boy
3 months ago

Nearly 4 million high school seniors prepare to graduate

Graduation ceremonies will look quite different amid the pandemic.
3 months ago
Nearly 4 million high school seniors prepare to graduate
3 months ago

America Strong: National Nurses Day

We take a look at the heroes across the country: the nurses.
3 months ago
America Strong: National Nurses Day
3 months ago

Principal goes extra mile to celebrate graduating seniors

Tabari Wallace of West Craven High School showed up at each student's home with a sign and a message of support and encouragement.
3 months ago
Principal goes extra mile to celebrate graduating seniors
3 months ago

New Jersey nurse drives to Queens to pick up elderly COVID-19 patient

Lisa Cifalino picked up Marie Lancaster, 82, in full personal protective equipment after hearing she was in desperate need of medical attention.
3 months ago
New Jersey nurse drives to Queens to pick up elderly COVID-19 patient
4 months ago

How Americans are saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic

Kelsey Rahe, 22, donated bone marrow, potentially saving the life of a total stranger.
4 months ago
How Americans are saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic
4 months ago

Families on front lines of the coronavirus pandemic

Many health care workers are sacrificing family time to work around the clock.
4 months ago
Families on front lines of the coronavirus pandemic
4 months ago

Man holds sign outside hospital as wife receives chemotherapy

Albert Conner didn't let COVID-19 rules in the facility stop him from supporting his wife, Kelly, who is fighting cancer.
4 months ago
Man holds sign outside hospital as wife receives chemotherapy
4 months ago

6-year-old's courageous comeback leaves many inspired

Joseph Bostain, who was born with cystic fibrosis, was able to beat COVID-19.
4 months ago
6-year-old's courageous comeback leaves many inspired
4 months ago

America Strong: Thank you note to all health care workers

An open letter to all the health care workers on the front lines.
4 months ago
America Strong: Thank you note to all health care workers
4 months ago

America Strong: Singing doctors on the front lines

Dr. Elvis Francois sang a rendition of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” accompanied on the piano by Dr. William Robinson.
4 months ago
America Strong: Singing doctors on the front lines
5 months ago

Young performers impacted by the virus

Young entertainers are saying the show must go on even during coronavirus cancellations.
5 months ago
Young performers impacted by the virus
5 months ago

Star wars super fan has new robotic arm

Bella was born without hands but received her own R2D2 prosthetic arm and a call from Mark Hamil, aka Luke Skywalker.
5 months ago
Star wars super fan has new robotic arm
5 months ago

North Carolina has 1st female wrestling state champion

Heaven Fitch brought her best moves to crush her male opponents and make history.
5 months ago
North Carolina has 1st female wrestling state champion
6 months ago

Texas father had another chance to hear his son's heartbeat

Jordan Spahn listens via a stethoscope to Kristi Richard Russ' chest. Russ was the recipient of Spahn's late son's heart.
6 months ago
Texas father had another chance to hear his son's heartbeat
6 months ago

America Strong: Little girl defies the odds and takes her first steps

Lennyn Lyons was born 10 weeks premature, and after long stays in three different hospitals, four operations in 17 months, hydrocephalus treatment and lots of love, she takes her first steps walking.
6 months ago
America Strong: Little girl defies the odds and takes her first steps
6 months ago

Salon owner gets life-saving donation

A woman donated a kidney to her former mentor, who then was able to help her open her own salon.
6 months ago
Salon owner gets life-saving donation
6 months ago

Mom surprised while sworn in as police officer

Texas mom Erika Benning waited decades for her dream to become a police officer and was surprised by her son serving overseas that she hasn’t seen in years.
6 months ago
Mom surprised while sworn in as police officer
6 months ago

School principal donates kidney to father of 3

Dr. Sarah Schechter of the Oakridge School in Texas said she just wanted the children in third, fourth and eighth grades to have their dad.
6 months ago
School principal donates kidney to father of 3
6 months ago

1st day on the job, firefighter delivers baby

The rookie firefighter in Yonkers has an unforgettable first day on the job.
6 months ago
1st day on the job, firefighter delivers baby