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Ken Wilcox felt hopeless. Then a simple act from a stranger changed his life. Ken Wilcox hide caption

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A simple smile saved this man's life

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

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

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

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On a November afternoon sisters Raegan and Rylyn Richins sit at their picnic table in their backyard in a Kentucky county holding signs they just painted. Cheri Lawson/NPR hide caption

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'Be Kind': Tween Kentucky Sisters Hope Campaign Will Spark A Wave Of Kindness

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Recent research has explored "helping" behavior in species ranging from nonhuman primates to rats and bats. To see whether intelligent birds might help out a feathered pal, scientists did an experiment using African grey parrots like these. Henry Lok/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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Polly Share A Cracker? Parrots Can Practice Acts Of Kindness, Study Finds

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