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How a Pro Hockey Team Made a Lonely Boy's Birthday Special

No Friends for Lonely Fifth-Grader? Turns Out He Has 2 Million

Originally posted 03/24/2014 01:40PM

var brightcovePhotoVideoID = '3385919620001'; var PhotoVideoButtonCaption = 'PLAY'; When a Michigan fifth-grader told his mom he didn't want a birthday party because he has no friends, she began a quiet campaign to let him know he had far more than he realized – including the players of the pro hockey team the Kalamazoo Wings.

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Giraffe Kisses Dying Zoo Worker Goodbye

UpdatePosted 03/24/2014 02:15AM

Giraffe Kisses Dying Zoo Worker Goodbye (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/23/2014 03:00PM

Mario is a 54-year-old mentally handicapped man who worked at the Rottermam Zoo in the Netherlands for 25 years. After being diagnosed with terminal cancer, he wanted to bid farewell to the animals he'd spent his life with.

And they wanted to say goodbye to him, too.

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Minnesota Man Donates Kidney to Neighbor in Need

UpdatePosted 03/22/2014 01:45PM

Minnesota Man Donates Kidney to His Neighbor (and 4 Other Inspiring Stories You Might Have Missed)

Originally posted 03/21/2014 10:30AM

Five acts of kindness worth celebrating, and sharing. (See last week's list)

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Tim Tebow: I'll Adopt Someday

Tim Tebow: I'll Adopt Someday

Originally posted 03/21/2014 10:20AM

Having kids is still a ways off for Tim Tebow, but he has some definite plans on how it'll happen.

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Heroes Among Us: Kansas Teen Builds a Prosthetic Hand – for $60

Heroes Among Us

Mason Wilde Gives Family Friend a Helping Hand – Literally

Originally posted 03/20/2014 01:55PM

When 9-year-old Matthew Shields started third grade at a new school last year, he was hounded by questions.

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Jennifer Garner's New Role? A Member of Save the Children's Board of Trustees | Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner Joins Save the Children's Board of Trustees

Originally posted 03/18/2014 10:00AM

Jennifer Garner is stepping up her game for the next generation.

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80-Year-Old Grandma Fighting Cancer Inspires 20,000 Instagram Followers

80-Year-Old Grandma Fighting Cancer Inspires 20,000 Instagram Followers

Originally posted 03/17/2014 10:00AM

Zach Belden set up an Instagram account for his 80-year-old grandmother to help document her life as she battled cancer.

Twenty thousand followers later, Betty Simpson is an Instagram star who can count Pharrell Williams among her fans.

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How Matt Damon Teaches His Daughters to Give Back | Matt Damon

Matt Damon Teaches His Daughters to Give Back

Originally posted 03/14/2014 03:30PM

Matt Damon wants his daughters to be proud of his work – especially his efforts to make the world a better place.

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Fifth-Grade Hero Saves Friend's Life (and 3 Other Inspiring Stories You Missed This Week)

UpdatePosted 03/14/2014 08:15AM

Fifth-Grade Hero Saves Friend's Life (and 3 Other Inspiring Stories You Missed This Week)

Originally posted 03/14/2014 06:20AM

Four inspiring stories that got lost in this week's headlines:

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Heroes Among Us: Teen Gives 4,000 Soccer Balls to Kids Around the World

Heroes Among Us

Teen Gives 4,000 Soccer Balls to Kids Around the World Who Can't Afford Them

Originally posted 03/13/2014 02:55PM

One minute, 10-year-old Ethan King was standing alone, kicking his soccer ball around a dusty, deserted field during a trip to Mozambique, and the next, dozens of kids were playing soccer with him.

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