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July 31, 2022, 12:31 AM

Teen baseball player proves nothing can stand in his way

Landis Sims was determined to play baseball despite being born without his hands and lower legs.
July 31, 2022, 12:31 AM
Teen baseball player proves nothing can stand in his way
July 27, 2022, 1:52 AM

World War II veteran recognized

Romay Davis from Montgomery, Alabama, is 102 years old and is the oldest surviving member of the 6888th Central Postal Battalion deployed during World War II.
July 27, 2022, 1:52 AM
World War II veteran recognized
July 25, 2022, 1:38 AM

Burn survivors climb Africa's tallest mountain

"Team Courage Rising" climbed all 19,341 feet of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness for burn survivors.
July 25, 2022, 1:38 AM
Burn survivors climb Africa's tallest mountain
July 24, 2022, 11:18 PM

Young baseball fan meets hero

Blake Grice, 10, came face to face with Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw.
July 24, 2022, 11:18 PM
Young baseball fan meets hero
July 21, 2022, 12:34 AM

8-year-old Tennessee girl receives birthday surprise

Eight-year-old Charlotte celebrated her birthday like never before. Her sister Chloe took to TikTok and strangers answered the call to celebrate.
July 21, 2022, 12:34 AM
8-year-old Tennessee girl receives birthday surprise
1 month ago

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division chorus sing ‘My Girl’

The 82nd Airborne Division All-American Chorus, which started nearly 80 years ago, sang “My Girl” by The Temptations.
1 month ago
Members of the 82nd Airborne Division chorus sing ‘My Girl’
1 month ago

Children’s orchestra group plays on delayed plane

After a plane was grounded at Newark International Airport for 90 minutes, a children’s orchestra group played the theme song from Pirates of the Caribbean to help ease the wait.
1 month ago
Children’s orchestra group plays on delayed plane
1 month ago

Postal worker gets big surprise

Scott Arnold got the surprise of his life from grateful postal customers on his last day on the job.
1 month ago
Postal worker gets big surprise
1 month ago

Toddler firefighter answers the call

Micah Watson, 3, suited up to assist firefighters when a large fire broke out across the street from his house.
1 month ago
Toddler firefighter answers the call
1 month ago

Girl follows her baseball dreams

Zoe Wood, 11, the only girl on the Harrison Heat little league team in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, was born without fingers on her left hand, but that won’t stop her from hitting home runs.
1 month ago
Girl follows her baseball dreams
1 month ago

WWII veteran receives Purple Heart after 77 years

Willie Kellerman, 97, was just 19 years old when he stormed the beaches of Normandy, France.
1 month ago
WWII veteran receives Purple Heart after 77 years
1 month ago

Happy ending for California grandmother who found $36,000 in couch

The California grandmother who found $36,000 stuffed in a couch she bought off Craigslist was rewarded with money for a new fridge when she returned the cash.
1 month ago
Happy ending for California grandmother who found $36,000 in couch
1 month ago

Last living WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies

Woody Williams, the last living recipient of a World War II Medal of Honor, has died.
1 month ago
Last living WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies
1 month ago

High school grads race to fight fire

A group of high school students and volunteer firefighters raced into action to put out a fire minutes after they received their diplomas.
1 month ago
High school grads race to fight fire
2 months ago

Father, son share special Father’s Day moment

Ricky Caputo, 38, and his son, Jack, took their first steps together.
2 months ago
Father, son share special Father’s Day moment
2 months ago

Son gives father gift of life for Father’s Day

Michael Evans, 23, donated a kidney to his father Jason James.
2 months ago
Son gives father gift of life for Father’s Day
2 months ago

Michigan teen turns pain into purpose

Ella Klimowicz found comfort in her therapy dog, Bear.
2 months ago
Michigan teen turns pain into purpose
2 months ago

Paralyzed teen walks across graduation stage

Jake Thibeault, 19, was determined to walk across the stage to receive his diploma.
2 months ago
Paralyzed teen walks across graduation stage
2 months ago

Woman competes in 50 marathons in 50 states to raise awareness for ALS

Despite a debilitating diagnosis, Andrea Peet refused to let her disease slow her down.
2 months ago
Woman competes in 50 marathons in 50 states to raise awareness for ALS
2 months ago

Teen makes college dreams come true

Ashley Adirika, 17, was accepted into multiple Ivy League schools.
2 months ago
Teen makes college dreams come true
3 months ago

Seven American climbers make history

The climbers were the first all-Black team to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
3 months ago
Seven American climbers make history
3 months ago

Brother surprises sister for college graduation

LaDyra Lyte was in the middle of graduating from Central Michigan University when she was surprised by her brother, who was deployed with the U.S. Army Reserve.
3 months ago
Brother surprises sister for college graduation
3 months ago

Girl makes amazing comeback after losing shoe in race

Seven-year-old Tayala Crawford did not skip a beat after she lost her shoe at the start of her track race. She put it back on and came back to win the 200-meter sprint.
3 months ago
Girl makes amazing comeback after losing shoe in race
3 months ago

DNA test connects man with biological father

For years, Steve Findley searched for his birth parents. After his daughter took a DNA test, Findley learned the identity of his biological father and that he had sisters.
3 months ago
DNA test connects man with biological father
3 months ago

College valedictorian with nonverbal autism delivers commencement speech

Elizabeth Bonker was diagnosed with nonverbal autism, and over the weekend she delivered a speech at Rollins College via a text-to-speech computer program.
3 months ago
College valedictorian with nonverbal autism delivers commencement speech
3 months ago

100-year-old man breaks record at Penn Relay

Lester Wright, 100, competed in the Penn Relays last weekend and ran fastest ever for centenarian.
3 months ago
100-year-old man breaks record at Penn Relay
4 months ago

Oldest national park ranger in America celebrates retirement

Betty Reid, 100, started her career as a park ranger at the age of 85.
4 months ago
Oldest national park ranger in America celebrates retirement
4 months ago

Grandfather sings for grandson’s birthday

Dave Totillo sang “What a Wonderful World” to his grandson Joseph, who has Down syndrome. The video went viral in honor of World Down Syndrome Day.
4 months ago
Grandfather sings for grandson’s birthday
4 months ago

Teenager asks for donations instead of birthday gifts

15-year-old Kai Martin has asked for donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for the past 10 years.
4 months ago
Teenager asks for donations instead of birthday gifts
4 months ago

Teachers across US receive surprise awards

The Milken Educator Award, what some call the “Oscars of Teaching,” honors teachers for their tireless work and dedication. More than 2,800 recipients received $25,000 and a surprise for their school.
4 months ago
Teachers across US receive surprise awards
4 months ago

American couple revered as angels while helping in Poland

Nancy and Mike Teskey helped a Ukrainian family after they were forced to relocate to Poland.
4 months ago
American couple revered as angels while helping in Poland
4 months ago

Custodian from Ukraine gets surprise from students

Lana Gazhenko, the beloved custodian of Oak Hill Elementary School in Covington, Georgia, received drawings and paintings of sunflowers - Ukraine’s national flower.
4 months ago
Custodian from Ukraine gets surprise from students
4 months ago

Blind high school basketball player sinks huge shot

Junior Jules Hoogland went viral after sinking a shot during a basketball game.
4 months ago
Blind high school basketball player sinks huge shot
5 months ago

America Strong: Cheese shop owners send help to Ukraine

A Ukrainian immigrant couple is turning their Wisconsin cheese shop into a lifeline for those back home. Their profits are being used for medical supplies.
5 months ago
America Strong: Cheese shop owners send help to Ukraine
6 months ago

Great-great grandmother gets birthday wish

Rosie DeNardo from St. Paul, Minnesota, is celebrating her 103rd birthday this month. Her family surprised her with a message on “World News Tonight.”
6 months ago
Great-great grandmother gets birthday wish
6 months ago

Meet Time Magazine’s ‘Kid of the Year’

Two years ago, 11-year-old Orion Jean won the National Kindness Speech contest. He has since used the prize money to start his own initiative, “Race to Kindness.”
6 months ago
Meet Time Magazine’s ‘Kid of the Year’
6 months ago

Man creates retirement project to provide kids with beds

Gary Burns turned his garage into a workshop and started making beds for children in need.
6 months ago
Man creates retirement project to provide kids with beds
6 months ago

High school basketball manager gets his time on the court

Andy Tolleson, a student with special needs at Lake Hamilton High School, is the basketball team’s manager. During senior night, he was able to start on the court with the other seniors.
6 months ago
High school basketball manager gets his time on the court
6 months ago

Daughter restores 1-room schoolhouse tied to family's history

A one-room school abandoned in the Virginia woods helped educate former slaves. A descendent of one of those pupils made sure it wasn't lost to history.
6 months ago
Daughter restores 1-room schoolhouse tied to family's history
6 months ago

Family saves local chocolate shop from closing

In New York City, husband and wife Mark Libertini and Rachel Kellner are hard at work after they decided to save Aigner Chocolates when it was set to close after nearly 90 years of business.
6 months ago
Family saves local chocolate shop from closing
6 months ago

Dolly Parton’s Dollywood says it will pay tuition for all employees

Dollywood Parks & Resorts said it will pay all tuition costs, fees and books for employees who pursue higher education. It includes all part-time, full-time and seasonal employees.
6 months ago
Dolly Parton’s Dollywood says it will pay tuition for all employees
6 months ago

Granddaughter keeps promise to buy grandmother’s home

When Janita Badon was 8 years old, she promised her grandmother Irma that she’d buy her house one day. Years later, she was able to fulfill her promise and surprise her grandmother.
6 months ago
Granddaughter keeps promise to buy grandmother’s home
6 months ago

Philadelphia Eagles player makes young girl's dream come true

Anthony Harris suited up to take Audrey Soape, 11, to a local church's daddy-daughter dance.
6 months ago
Philadelphia Eagles player makes young girl's dream come true
6 months ago

Student inspires others during Autism Awareness Week

Peyton Grillo, 15, was in the starting lineup for a basketball game at Thompson High School in Alabaster, Alabama.
6 months ago
Student inspires others during Autism Awareness Week
6 months ago

Hockey stud dog raises money for charities that help children and animals

Benny, a rescue dog, has some moves on the ice rink and travels around the country raising money for charities that help children and animals.
6 months ago
Hockey stud dog raises money for charities that help children and animals
6 months ago

8-year-old author sneaks own book into library, becomes a success

Dillion Helbig wrote an 82-page illustrated book called "The Adventures of Dillion Helbig's Crismis." He snuck his book into the library and now there's a 64-person waitlist to check it out.
6 months ago
8-year-old author sneaks own book into library, becomes a success
6 months ago

‘Rosie the Penguin’ sends inspiring message to kids

A penguin in Arizona, who was born with skeletal abnormalities, is teaching kids that it is OK to be different.
6 months ago
‘Rosie the Penguin’ sends inspiring message to kids
6 months ago

8-year-old boy becomes ‘police officer for the day’

Landen Baer helped police capture the bad guys after his local “MAKE-A-WISH” chapter made it happen.
6 months ago
8-year-old boy becomes ‘police officer for the day’
6 months ago

First responder swiftly comes to the rescue

One first responder jumped into action to assist those involved in the Pittsburgh bridge collapse.
6 months ago
First responder swiftly comes to the rescue
6 months ago

Mother and daughter work together at same hospital

Johana Pena is a medical student at the same hospital where her mother, Christina Pena, has been a custodian for nearly two decades.
6 months ago
Mother and daughter work together at same hospital