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Middle Schoolers Want to be the “Kindest School in Maine”

With thousands of acts of kindness under their belts and plans for many more, Biddeford Middle School students are showing they’re serious when...
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Motel Room Becomes Home to a Family in Need

An NPR Story Corps recording of two friends, a hotel owner and one of his guests. The hotel owner shows kindness to a...
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Jasmine the Greyhound, ‘Mother Theresa’ of Dogs

In 2003, police in Warwickshire, England, opened a garden shed and found a whimpering, cowering dog. It had been locked in the shed...
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Newspaper Reader Donates Van to Theft Victim

This warmed my heart, and I thought it deserved national attention: A Kentucky woman whose van was stolen while she was visiting her husband...
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10 Most Inspiring Stories for 2008

These are some of top good news stories from last year that really tugged at the heartstrings. They were also ten of the most...
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‘Layaway Angels’ Appear at Sears

Anonymous "Layaway Angels" have embraced the essence of the holiday spirit by secretly paying off layaway balances at Sears' stores. The benefactors first appeared at...
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Dog Pulls Injured Dog From Highway Dodging Traffic

Footage from a traffic camera overlooking a busy freeway in Santiago, Chile captured a dog performing a heroic act — pulling an injured...
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San Diego’s Highway Helper (Video)

Stuck on a highway with flat tire or overheated engine? You might get some help from Thomas Weller, who patrols the highways to make...
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Coffee Customers Pay It Forward Like Never Before

Even in these tough times, it is becoming "downright common" for Starbucks customers at this drive-thru window to pay the bill for the car...
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Caring Makes Us Human — Even the Prisoners

"After more than two decades in prison, I know that kindness is not a value that's encouraged. It's often seen as weakness." But, when...
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National Day of Encouragement- September 12

A visionary group of teenagers in Arkansas identified the biggest problem facing youth and society today -- the lack of encouragement. The students felt...
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Tornado Victims Pay It Forward

With all the news of tornados, this story shows the best of what can come from such an event, as victims help other victims...
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Church Groups Rally to Deliver 70 Tons of Food to NH Pantries

Over 1 ton of food was delivered and stocked on shelves in Raymond, New Hampshire as part of a drive by volunteer church members...
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Marine Saves Iraq Dog Giving it New Florida Home

It all started with simple acts of kindness toward an abused and injured dog, just one more victim in the war in Iraq. Then,...
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The Friendliness of Canada Returns my Lost Blackberry

I am enamored of all things Canadian right now because of the kindness of someone I was visiting. That kindness seems to exude from...
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Honest New Yorkers Follow Clues to Find Camera Owner

Alan Murphy had been planning a trip to America for years. After visiting Florida and New York City, before heading home to Australia, Murphy...

Free Download: 9/11 Edition of Some Good News!

Editor's Blog — I am back at my desk after a week's holiday. I wanted to post this 9/11 notice yesterday but was traveling. For...
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Family of 10 Homeless No Longer After Husband’s Death, Thanks to Businessman

Nine children and their mother in Fairfield, Maine were saved from homelessness by a local business owner Brent Burger. He says he doesn't know why...
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A Dollar a Day Transforms Teen Pen Pals in U.S. and Brazil

Imagine the thrill. You're an American teen, planting your toes into the sands of Brazil for the first time. Imagine total immersion into a...

In the Classroom, a New Focus on Quieting the Mind

A few days ago Katina sent GNN-i this New York Times story, calling it "a happy thing... Kids meditating in classes -- quieting their...