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Struggling Bats Can Now Fly Freely Through Countryside Thanks to First-of-Their-Kind Street Lights

These street lamps have been modified with a specialized “light recipe” to help struggling bats in England—and they're the first of their kind in the UK.

Cheeky Teen Welcomes Little Brother at His Bus Stop Every Day Wearing a Different Embarrassing Costume

Though this tradition may be a little embarassing for Max, his brother's costumed greetings have become an endearing routine for the siblings.

Hundreds of Strangers Rally One Morning to Grant 4-Year-old Cancer Survivor’s Birthday Wish for ‘100 Bumblebees’

This 4-year-old cancer survivor was given the surprise of a lifetime after his neighbors rallied together to provide a rainbow of yellow, one mile long, outside his house the morning of his birthday.

Good News in History, September 11

On this day 22 years ago, the Mars Global Surveyor reached its destination—a stable orbit around the red planet. NASA’s robotic spacecraft traveled nearly...

When Kids Were Making Fun of Her Son At School, Mom Deploys Her Creative Hospitality

Listen to the inspiring storytelling from The Moth about a mom’s creative diplomacy when she learned students were making fun of her son’s ethnic lunch.

Good News in History, September 5

Happy Birthday to Bob Newhart, who turns 90 years old today. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, the stand-up comedian and actor is noted for...

When Farmer Saw His Community Needed a New Road, He Picked Up His Tools and Built One Himself

When this 44-year-old farmer saw his neighbors struggling to maneuver through their village, he took it upon himself to build a whole new road.

When Sick 3-Year-old is Quarantined, People Begin Showing Up at His Window to Entertain Him

A little boy whose doctors confined him to his bedroom for three months has learned that ‘All the world IS a stage”—just outside his...

These Israelis Are Forging Peace on the Beach, Bringing Palestinians to the Ocean for Their Very First Visits

The Israeli volunteers believe that these small vacations are helping to forge peace with their Palestinian neighbors one beach trip at a time.

Children Memorialized in Nature After Hospice Translates Their Names into Birdsongs for Wild Birds to Mimic

As wild birds hear the uniquely translated songs playing from the hospice's garden, they can imitate the chirps amongst the birds in their own flock.

Dad Has Been Using His Town’s Roadside Message Board to Make Thousands of People Laugh

A 56-year-old Colorado man has become internationally recognized on the internet by using his town's roadside message board for dad jokes.

Good News in History, August 22

Happy 80th Birthday to actress Valerie Harper, the two-time cancer survivor who was advised last month to go into hospice care. Best known for...

When Firefighters See Senior Struggling in Wheelchair, They Spend Weekend Building Her a New Walkway

These firefighters spent their time off this week building a new walkway for a woman who was seen struggling to cross her front lawn in her wheelchair.

How Nasty Note From a Neighbor Inspired a Community to Show the Best in Humanity

Randa Ragland had been going through a rough time when she received a rude note from an anonymous neighbor—but it sparked an outpouring of kindness.

Good News in History, August 18

50 years ago today, after many rain delays, the massive music festival at Woodstock concluded with a sunrise performance by Jimi Hendrix, who played...

When Man Got Sick of Trash and Crime, He Bought Buddha Statue for the Street—and Transformed the Neighborhood

Over the course of the last two decades, the “Buddha of Oakland” has completely transformed the Oakland, California neighborhood.

NYC Man Uses Haiku to Battle Street Honking—His ‘Honku’ Poems Rallied a Community (MOTH Monday)

In our latest episode of Moth Monday, a creative Brooklyn man uses haiku poetry to battle street honking—and his Honku poems brought together his community.

When 1,600 Asylum-Seekers Were Sent to This US Town, They Were Welcomed With Housing and Open Arms

This story was submitted as a nomination to the Reader’s Digest “Top 50 Nicest Places in America” contest: a crowd-sourced effort to uncover nooks...

After Rural Pizzeria Burnt to the Ground, Dozens of Amish Folks Rallied to Repay Their Kindness

This pizzeria is being lauded as one of the nicest places in America—and based on its long history of paying forward good deeds, it's not hard to see why.

Despite Language Barrier, Family Develops the Sweetest Connection With Japanese Neighbor

This American family never expected their simple gift of beer and chocolate would lead to such a sweet and lasting relationship with their neighbor.