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Ukraine thanks Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, and Angelina Jolie for visiting the country during Russia’s invasion

The actor Ben Stiller and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv, Ukraine, on June 20, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP Several Hollywood actors…
Posted: June 22, 2022

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Denzel Washington Offered Will Smith Scripture-Inspired Advice after Oscars Slap

When Will Smith was at his lowest moment during the 2022 Oscars, he says actor and friend Denzel Washington was there to offer the advice…
Posted: April 4, 2022

The power of laughter

The power of laughter: IDF medical clown volunteers with Ukrainian refugees

(March 22, 2022 / Israel Hayom) Two weeks ago, Nimrod Eisenberg—a military medical clown—was ordered to get ready for a possible trip to war-torn Ukraine, “a kind of…
Posted: March 28, 2022

Mom surprises 400 widows with flowers on Valentine’s Day

Marking Valentine’s Day after the loss of a partner or spouse is undeniably difficult, so one North Carolina woman has stepped up to help. Ashley Manning, a…
Posted: February 15, 2022

Keanu Reeves donated $31.5 million of ‘The Matrix’ earnings to cancer research

A report claims the actor donated 70 per cent of his total salary Keanu Reeves reportedly donated the majority of his earnings from the 1999…
Posted: January 14, 2022

A teacher raised more than $100,000 to purchase enough food to keep thousands of children from going hungry over winter break

Turquoise LeJeune Parker, with her volunteers, packs bags of food to deliver students in her school district. (CNN)Turquoise LeJeune Parker ends every class by telling…
Posted: December 24, 2021

The Lord Really Looked Out For Me

A Dunkin’ Donuts employee in Ohio recently received a huge surprise from one of her loyal customers—a fully furnished home. Employee Ebony Johnson met customer…
Posted: December 10, 2021

Holocaust Survivor Beauty Pageant

Every participant in this annual beauty pageant is a survivor of the Nazi death camps of World War Two.  It’s called the  “Holocaust Survivors Beauty Pageant”, and reminds many of the…
Posted: December 1, 2021

California School for the Deaf football team has undefeated season: ‘We’re showing the world we can play’

The California School for the Deaf varsity football team started the season ready to make history — and that’s exactly what they did. The school was…
Posted: November 24, 2021

Vending Machines Are Now ‘Giving Machines’ in Where People Can Donate Chickens, Blankets, Boots, or Basketballs

Employing the common and easily understood method of the vending machine—these Giving Machines allow passersby in American cities to make a charitable donation to local and global…
Posted: November 22, 2021

Looking for an Inspiring Holiday Gift? Check Out this Kindness Book That Benefits Charity

We’re always looking for books that inspire us to feel optimistic and positive about the world, and we are loving this one: HumanKind: Changing the World…
Posted: November 21, 2021

‘Against all odds, change is possible’: Son of Nazi invited to be guest speaker at synagogue

PALM BEACH, Fla. — It’s not a place Dr. Bernd Wollschlaeger ever imagined he’d be: a guest speaker at a synagogue in Palm Beach, Florida.…
Posted: November 12, 2021

‘Mattress Mack’ bringing Rally Nuns back for Astros’ World Series

The Astros are 2-0 in the playoffs when Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale brings nuns from the Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province to the game.…
Posted: October 26, 2021

Principal Takes A Cue From Matthew West, Creates ‘Truth Stairs’ (+podcast)

As Muhlenberg South Middle School in Greenville, Kentucky, moves into a new facility, Principal Brian Lile wanted to provide a message of encouragement to students. “With mental fitness and social emotional…
Posted: October 15, 2021

Oklahoma mom of 11 rescues members of Afghan all-girls robotics team

An Oklahoma mother of 11 flew to the Mideast earlier this month to help rescue 10 members of the country’s all-girls robotics team, and is hoping…
Posted: August 20, 2021

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Cracker Barrel server stuns diners with incredible ‘Happy Birthday’ performance

 A waitress in Marion, Illinois stunned diners when it was time to sing “Happy Birthday” to a guest at one of her tables. ILLINOIS…
Posted: May 24, 2021

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Famed Cellist Yo-Yo Ma Gets Vaccinated, Performs At COVID Vaccine Clinic

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Newly vaccinated Massachusetts residents were treated to a mini concert over the weekend when famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma brought out his…
Posted: March 17, 2021

Bone Cancer Survivor

Bone Cancer Survivor Will Become The Youngest American Ever In Space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After beating bone cancer, Hayley Arceneaux figures rocketing into orbit on SpaceX’s first private flight should be a piece of…
Posted: February 23, 2021

Sistine Chapel Key-Keeper

Sistine Chapel Key-Keeper Unlocks Doors To Public View After 88 Day Lockdown

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Sistine Chapel reopened to public view last week for the first time since its November coronavirus closure, but for Gianni…
Posted: February 8, 2021

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WATCH: OHP trooper retires after 40 years of service, tears up on final radio call

WATCH: OHP trooper retires after 40 years of service, tears up on final radio call THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE 😭❤️️ “It’s been an honor…
Posted: February 1, 2021

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High school principal works night shift at Walmart, donates paycheck to students in need

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Moved by a need to help his students, a South Carolina high school principal took on a part-time job at Walmart…
Posted: January 30, 2021

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“The Kindness Kitchen” – God’s People Touching Lives And Hearts During The Pandemic

After the COVID-19 restrictions and related economic downturn hit in early 2020, the leadership at Journey Bible Church in Olathe, Kansas, knew God wanted them to help…
Posted: January 20, 2021

Agnes Keleti

Oldest living Olympic champion, a Holocaust survivor, turns 100

Budapest resident Agnes Keleti, a winner of the Israel Prize, took home 10 medals in gymnastics – including 5 golds – at the 1952 Helsinki…
Posted: January 17, 2021

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A Wendy’s manager is trying to change the world one ‘I love you’ at a time

April DiDonna has been telling Wendy’s customers “I love you” for three months and thousands have said it back. (CNN)In a year of despair and…
Posted: January 6, 2021

Oprah’s “Favorite Things” are back: How are you using your influence?

By Ryan Denison FILE – This Feb. 8, 2020 file photo shows Oprah Winfrey during “Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” tour in New…
Posted: November 17, 2020

Yardening: Caring for nature is giving thanks for life

The scarlet of maples can shake me like a cry Of bugles going by. And my lonely spirit thrills – Advertisement – To see the…
Posted: November 17, 2020

Giving thanks to today’s work heroes | Pat Perry

It’s been quite a year thus far and the next few months may present some of the more unusual holidays most of us have ever…
Posted: November 16, 2020

Man Opens Up His Home to Shelter 300 Dogs From a Hurricane: ‘It doesn’t matter if the house is dirty’

Ricardo Pimentel may not have had an ark to ride out the storm, but he’s being hailed as something of a modern-day Noah nonetheless. As…
Posted: November 15, 2020