My Unsung Hero The My Unsung Hero series, from the Hidden Brain team, shares the stories about people whose kindness left a lasting impression on someone else.
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My Unsung Hero

Stories of people whose kindness left a lasting impression

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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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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Kathryn Fumie

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

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River Adams

A refugee family was going hungry — until a fast food manager risked his job to help

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Mas Masumoto

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

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Bethany Renfree

'You will make it': An anonymous neighbor stepped in when a single mom felt hopeless

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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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Julie Silverman had a very rare condition that went undiagnosed for years. Julie Silverman hide caption

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Julie Silverman

No one could figure out the cause of her cough. Then a nurse practitioner had an idea

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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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Lauryn Valladarez

Her fiancé started to struggle while swimming. Then she saw a surfer approaching

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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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Aya McMillan says a gentle touch at the right moment was exactly what she needed. Aya McMillan hide caption

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Aya McMillan

She began to panic during a double biopsy. Then she felt a comforting touch

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Justin Horner's story has resonated with many. Justin Horner hide caption

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Justin Horner

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

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Roger Lynn

His wife was dying. Here's how a nurse became a 'beacon of light'

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Teresa Hernandez

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

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A gesture of generosity has stuck with Oliver Muensterer. Oliver Muensterer hide caption

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Oliver Muensterer

He forgot his shirt for a job interview. A hotel employee had a novel solution

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Alexandra Middlewood said the small gesture made her realize why she loved the job. Alexandra Middlewood hide caption

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Alexandra Middlewood

'Real MVP': A professor gives a shout out to the student who nods along in class

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Ellen Butterfield

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

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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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David Lubarsky

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

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