Best of 2013

Heroes Among Us: The Most Moving Stories of 2013

Kidney donors, animal rescuers and literal live-savers: meet the people who changed the world for the better this year


Los Angeles lawyer Tony Tolbert made a big decision last year: he wanted to give his house, fully furnished and rent-free, to a family in need. So he moved back in with his parents while Felicia Dukes and her four children, formerly of the Alexandria House shelter, settled into his home in January. "You don't have to be Bill Gates or Warren Buffet or Oprah," Tolbert told CBS. "Kindness creates kindness; generosity creates generosity; love creates love."