September 24, 2013 Carol and Willie Fowler of Atlanta turned something sad into something glad. Their daughter's wedding was canceled 40 days before it was to happen. The Fowlers decided to turn the already paid-for reception into a dinner for homeless people. Now they plan to have charity dinners every year.
September 20, 2013 Joey Prusak saw a visually impaired man drop a $20 bill — and then watched as another customer picked it up and tried to say it was hers. The story of what he did next went viral. Prusak refused to serve the woman who had pocketed the money and gave the blind customer $20 from his own pocket.
September 18, 2013 Glen James, who has been homeless for about five years, says he never even thought about keeping the money he found. Inspired by his story, contributors have been giving to an online fundraising campaign that its creator hopes will change James' life.
September 16, 2013 In Massachusetts over the weekend, a store employee misplaced a backpack filled with cash and travelers checks. The homeless man who found it immediately turned it in. "Homeless people are the first to help you out," says Bob Boisselle, who knows the Good Samaritan and also stays at a Boston-area homeless shelter.
August 8, 2013 The offices of the San Bernardino County Sexual Assault Services agency were broken into. Computers and other valuables were taken. But whoever was responsible apparently had a change of heart after learning what the agency does. The goods were returned along with a note.
July 23, 2013 A crowd moved quickly Monday to tip a train car enough so that a woman who had fallen on to the tracks could be freed. Eight minutes later, the train was on its way again.
December 13, 2012 A holiday reminder of how generous many Americans are: More than 64 million people volunteered through a formal organization in 2011, a new report shows. That was up from the year before and part of a trend.