11:26 AM EDT 10/17/2014
Originally posted 06/05/2014 01:35PM
It never occurred to Wanda Butts that her only son, Josh, needed swimming lessons.
Originally posted 06/04/2014 05:55PM
It was a mother's worst nightmare.
Originally posted 06/04/2014 09:15AM
In September 2007, Arnold Harvey was driving his waste pick-up route in the Washington, D.C., suburbs when he started seeing signs times were tough. During his 2 a.m. to 12 p.m. shift, the Waste Management employee encountered families sleeping on the street near a local shelter.
Originally posted 06/01/2014 06:20PM
Their voices at times quivering from emotion, the parents of recovered American soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl spoke through tears on Sunday to send messages of support to the son they haven’t seen in more than five years.
"I love you, Bowe ... I'm so very proud of you," said Bergdahl's mother, Jani, addressing her soldier son, 28, via news conference in Boise, Idaho.
Appearing alongside her husband, Bob – who wore a full beard to show solidarity with his now-bearded son – Jani Bergdahl told Bowe that she looks forward to giving him a "great big bear hug" once he returns home.
Originally posted 05/29/2014 03:30PM
First grade teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis knew she had to act fast the moment she heard gunfire outside her classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School In Newtown, Connecticut, in December of 2012. In a matter of seconds, she closed the door, turned off the lights and packed 15 first graders into the tiny bathroom in their classroom.
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 05/10/2014 05:20PM
Sisters Bettye Windom and Beth Insley were on their way home from buying a car at about 6 p.m. on April 30 when they saw something strange.
Originally posted 05/08/2014 07:40PM
When a social worker asked Robert and Ara Hunt if they wanted to meet the homeless 18-year-old biological sibling to their adoptive daughter Shyann, the couple initially said, "No!"
Originally posted 05/02/2014 07:00PM
Late last year, Christy Harding was scrolling through her news feed on Facebook when a photo a friend shared caught her eye.
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