01:56 PM EDT 07/25/2014
Originally posted 05/26/2014 08:50AM
Memorial Day is a time to pay tribute and remember those men and women who died while serving in our nation's armed forces. And just as families across the country today are honoring those who have served and made the greatest sacrifice, we are also reminded of those who are still in the trenches, both in war zones and here at home
PEOPLE's ongoing series Heroes Among Us profiles everyday Americans who are going the extra mile to help neighbors and strangers, and the seven amazing men highlighted below – all retired from, or affiliated with, the armed services – deserve another round of applause for their inspiring acts of kindness.
Originally posted 05/23/2014 12:00PM
Five inspiring stories you might have missed this week. (See last week’s list)
Originally posted 05/21/2014 03:00PM
It's time to throw in a little more gratitude with your gratuity (unless you're a party of six or more, then it's included) – May 21 is National Waiters and Waitresses Day, a holiday calling restaurant patrons to throw down a little extra on their checks in appreciation of all the hard work servers do (as well as the dangers they face).
Like many holidays, Waiters and Waitresses Day is as big as you want it to be. Looking to go all-out this year? Then why not draw inspiration from these seven real-life tales of astoundingly large tips – read them below, and then maybe think of ways you could make your own server's day.
Originally posted 05/16/2014 12:05PM
Four inspiring stories you might have missed this week. (See last week's list)
Originally posted 05/15/2014 03:00PM
Joseph Carbone can still picture the Navajo teen in his office, trying on his first pair of eyeglasses, paid for by a benefactor.
Originally posted 05/14/2014 11:30PM
The latest Facebook phenomenon: Iranian women, posting beaming photographs – without their traditional headscarves, known as hijabs.
Originally posted 05/14/2014 04:45PM
On Mother's Day, Renee Finney's three children – grieving over her May 5 death from cancer – wrote heartfelt letters to their late mom, tied them to balloons and released them to the sky.
Originally posted 05/14/2014 12:20PM
This article was originally published by NationSwell, a website dedicated to sharing the stories of innovative Americans who are working to effect social change and move the country forward.
Originally posted 05/09/2014 03:30PM
A Boston transit police officer is credited with saving the life of a suicidal man by grabbing his arm and pulling him to safety just as he was about to teeter from a subway station platform onto the tracks.
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