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Patricia Nieshoff and her son Edward, circa 2006. Patricia Nieshoff hide caption

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Patricia Nieshoff

This single mom was alone at the hospital with her son. Then a familiar face appeared

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Rick Mangnall remembers the time he was helped after a serious car accident by two Hispanic men in an old white pickup track. Rick Mangnall hide caption

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Rick Mangnall

He was stranded after a serious car accident. Then an old white pickup pulled over

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Emily Rauschert (left) and Alice Claus. Alice Claus hide caption

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Alice Claus

They had 3 suitcases and faced 5 flights of stairs. That's when a stranger appeared

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Monday

Roxanne Olson and her dad Richard. Roxanne Olson hide caption

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Roxanne Olson

'I was broken and needed help': After her father died, a stranger stepped in

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Tuesday

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Kathryn Fumie

An egg exploded in her face. The ride to the hospital made her feel safe

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Friday

Mas Masumoto (left) and Shizuko Sugimoto in 2013. Mas Masumoto hide caption

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Mas Masumoto

A funeral home worker tracked down a family — and uncovered a decades-old secret

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Ben Gomes and his mom, Thomasinha. Ben Gomes hide caption

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Ben Gomes

A stranger jumped into action when a 92-year-old started to get dragged by a car

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Wednesday

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JoAnne Foley

The way a dying baby girl was cared for in 1980 helped shape her approach to nursing

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Tuesday

Biar Kon hopes to one day start a non-profit to provide housing and social support for people living on the streets. Biar Kon hide caption

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Biar Kon

A stranger in Nairobi 'sowed a seed of kindness' that he carries with him today

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Tuesday

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Justin Horner

He was stranded. A stranger offered help and a message: 'Today you, tomorrow me'

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Wednesday

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Teresa Hernandez

She had a panic attack during preterm labor. Then a nurse stepped in

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Tuesday

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Ellen Butterfield

The border guard looked forbidding — then surprised them with his empathy

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Wednesday

Mary Griffis' unsung hero reminded her that people need to support each other and to keep going. Mary Griffis hide caption

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Mary Griffis

Under a barrage of road rage, a woman found help from a stranger when her car stalled

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Wednesday

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David Lubarsky

Three hospitals ignored her gravely ill fiancé. Then a young doctor stepped in

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When Renée's boyfriend couldn't find his passport at the airport, she felt his anger rising. Getty: Westend61 hide caption

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She was bracing for her boyfriend's anger. Then a stranger stepped in

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