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Blind D.C. Attorney Adopts Blind Teen Triplets: 'Our Dad Saved Our Lives'

Originally posted 04/28/2016 04:15PM

In 2010, Ollie Cantos, a lawyer with the U.S. Department of Education in Washington D.C., enthusiastically agreed to mentor 10-year-old triplet brothers. Also born blind, Cantos knew he'd have a lot in common with the boys.

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California Cross-Country Coach Returns to His Gang-Ridden Neighborhood to Give Kids a Running Start on Life: 'They're Capable of More'

Originally posted 04/28/2016 12:25PM

  Growing up in San Fernando, California, Jesus Bruno never expected to go to college. Between working three jobs and helping to raise his two younger brothers, just finishing high school was looking like a long shot.

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City of Los Angeles Agrees to Return Tiny Homes Built for the Homeless: 'There's Still Hope,' Says Project Founder

City of Los Angeles Agrees to Return Tiny Homes Built for the Homeless: 'There's Still Hope,' Says Project Founder

Originally posted 04/27/2016 04:40PM

The city of Los Angeles is changing its stance on tiny houses built for the homeless.

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Grandfather Asks Granddaughter with Rare, Terminal Disease to Prom: 'She's Just Worthy of Love'

Grandfather Asks Granddaughter with Rare, Terminal Disease to Prom: 'She's Just Worthy of Love'

Originally posted 04/27/2016 04:30PM

This Saturday, 11-year-old Lydia Wahlstrom went to prom.

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Zac Efron Is All Smiles While Meeting with Make-A-Wish Foundation Kids Following Split From Sami Miró

Zac Efron Is All Smiles While Meeting with Make-A-Wish Foundation Kids Following Split From Sami Miró

Originally posted 04/27/2016 03:00PM

Zac Efron was all smiles while meeting with two children from the Make-A-Wish-Georgia Foundation on Tuesday, following his split from girlfriend Sami Miró.

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High Schoolers Customize Vans Sneakers to Win Money for Their School's Arts Program

High Schoolers Customize Vans Sneakers to Win Money for Their School's Arts Program

Originally posted 04/27/2016 12:05PM

And you thought you were the coolest when you doodled a peace symbol on your white Vans.

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9-Year-Old Boy Sets Up Lemonade Stand to Pay for His Own Adoption: 'I'm Happy Because I Have a New Mom Who Loves Me'

9-Year-Old Boy Sets Up Lemonade Stand to Pay for His Own Adoption: 'I'm Happy Because I Have a New Mom Who Loves Me'

Originally posted 04/25/2016 04:25PM

A 9-year-old Missouri boy opened a lemonade stand this past weekend to help his foster mother pay for his adoption.

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WATCH: Blind and Deaf Toddler Sees and Hears Her Mom for the First Time

Blind and Deaf Toddler Sees and Hears Her Mom for the First Time

Originally posted 04/25/2016 03:15PM

Last month, 2-year-old Nicolly Pereira, who was born blind and thought to be deaf, gazed into her mother's eyes for the first time.

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Environmentalist Philippe Cousteau and Wife Ashlan Talk Earth Day and Flint Water Crisis: 'We Need to Be Informed and Get Engaged'

Originally posted 04/22/2016 01:00PM

  In 2010, environmental activist Philippe Cousteau, Jr. says he was "floored" when his girlfriend of one month, Ashlan Gorse, said she wanted to swim with great white sharks for her upcoming 30th birthday.

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8-Year-Old Girl Makes Beaded Crosses for America's First Responders: 'I Want to Protect Our Police and Firefighters'

Originally posted 04/21/2016 03:10PM

Know a hero? Send suggestions to heroesamongus@peoplemag.com. For more inspiring stories, read the latest issue of PEOPLE magazine

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