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More than seven decades ago, a young man with a jackknife.
On May 31, the that 88-year-old Ray Ulvi, a diamond willow cane maker, was walking in the woods near his daughter's Duluth, Minnesota, home looking for wood, when he saw that puck on the ground. The initials on each side
Deputies routinely pull over speeders. However, a Florida deputy had the opposite issue when traffic was slowed down by a gopher tortoise taking a leisurely stroll along the highway.
Deputy Leonard Fontenot "conducted a traffic stop" on the animal for "impeding traffic flow,"
A group of veterans got a special surprise Saturday when country music icon Trace Adkins stopped by a VA Medical Center in West Virginia.
, Adkins visited the Martinsburg VA Medical Center, where he spoke with veterans and even wished one a happy 106th birthday.
Ilijah Barron started to feel pain in his leg in 2017.
Barron, 19, played basketball and varsity football so he chalked it up to a possible sports injury.
When he had trouble climbing the stairs at his house in 2018, his mother took him to the doctor. He was diagnosed with osteosarcoma
A "Jeopardy!" phenom who rose to fame during his 32-game winning streak has donated to a pancreatic cancer walk in honor of host Alex Trebek, who was diagnosed with the disease earlier this year.
, James Holzhauer, a professional gambler from Las Vegas, donated $1,109.14 to the Naperville Pancreatic
A 2-year-old girl who was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer is now cancer-free.
that McKenna Shea Xydias has had four rounds of chemotherapy since she was diagnosed in February.
McKenna’s parents, Mike Xydias and Meagan Xydias, said
Her nickname is Hurricane, and at 103 years old, a Louisiana woman can still run like the wind.
Julia Hawkins, of Baton Rouge, won her age group with a record-setting performance in the 50-meter dash Monday at the Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico, reported.
The longest government shutdown could have been devastating for a couple of sisters in Baltimore.
But when Nikki Howard and Jaqi Wright needed to pay bills and put food on the table as they, along with 800,000 other federal workers, were locked out of their jobs, they had
Nada Edwards had only one goal in mind when she awoke from a five-month-long coma earlier this year: to walk across the stage at Old Dominion University and get her diploma.
And last week, against the odds, Edwards was able to don her cap and gown, and with the help
A heartwarming video of a Maryland man's emotional reaction to a Father's Day gift from his stepdaughter is going viral.
, Sophia Wilcox, 20, gave her stepfather, 46-year-old Brian Sandusky, a framed collage of uplifting notes that he had left on her bedroom door when she was younger
indicates our dogs may have developed new facial muscles just to communicate with us.
from Howard University, North Carolina State University, the University of Portsmouth in the UK and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, domestication has transformed the facial muscles of dogs for communication
Donations from a Central Indiana church congregation helped wipe out $2 million in debt for 2,500 families, reported.
Members of the Northview Church in Carmel raised the money and partnered with the charity to ease the financial burden for the Indiana families, the
Some Maryland anglers were definitely the top dogs at a North Carolina fishing tournament Sunday.
The winners of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament caught a 914-pound blue marlin Saturday night to set a tournament record, reported.
The crew of "Top Dog" boated the
One of the toughest things for some inmates may be not being able to see their children while prisoners serve jail time.
But the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office in Virginia tried to bring a little normalcy for the men who are behind bars.
A mother duck after her ducklings fell into a Pennsylvania sewer Saturday morning.
came to the rescue of the ducklings trapped in the sewer along Kalida Drive in Larimer.
, Pittsburgh police Officer Cassie Lee jumped into the sewer and rescued all 10 ducklings
A heartwarming viral video filmed late last year is making the rounds again – just in time for Father's Day.
, Julianne Cragg of Edmonton, Alberta, was at a Three Days Grace concert in December when she spotted a teen signing song lyrics to a deaf man.
"At last night's
A Southern California teen who has been in a wheelchair for nearly a year overcame the odds last week to walk at his high school graduation.
, Claremont High School graduate Alexander Harris surprised his classmates Thursday as he rose from his wheelchair, used a walker to cross
Hundreds of divers removed litter from the ocean floor near a popular Florida beach – and set a world record in the process.
, 633 divers joined forces Saturday morning at Deerfield Beach to accomplish the feat, which occurred at Dixie Divers' annual pier cleanup.
There are all types of dads and father figures across the country, but Budweiser is to stepdads in its newest commercial.
, which is about four minutes long, follows three stepfathers and their adult stepchildren, who share true stories from their childhood. The
Hundreds of came to watch an 11-year-old boy play baseball -- and will keep coming to games until his dad can make it himself.
Danvers Braves' number 7 got a little extra attention during their first game of the Little League playoffs because his dad, firefighter Glenn Preston
It's a numerologist's dream.
A Tennessee baby girl was born on June 12 (6-12) at 6:12 a.m., reported.
Saylor Elaine was born at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, the television station reported.
The girl was 21 inches long at birth,
Most of his life was spent not being able to speak, but Nicholas Brady beat the odds and was able to deliver a commencement speech during his high school graduation.
Not only that, but he also graduated with a 4.0 GPA and was accepted by every college to which he sent an application.
The grass is cut and the lawns have been mowed but the job is not done for the man who wanted to mow veterans’ lawns in all 50 states.
Now he wants others to start up their mowers and tractors and help those who need it, .
Rodney Smith Jr., the owner of a lawn care company
One student almost didn’t take the last steps of elementary school. But thanks to a selfless teacher, he was able to walk across the stage with pride.
A fifth grader’s shoes broke just before the graduation ceremony at George Mason Elementary School started.
A school in Iowa helped not only their students but the community too with an alternative way to earn credit for physical education classes.
Students at the Alternative Learning Center in Dubuque, Iowa, were given the opportunity to earn credit for gym class while lending
Being a patient in a hospital can be scary for anyone, but especially for kids.
Ella Casano, 12, would know. She has to be hooked up to an IV every 8 weeks for treatment of a chronic illness, .
Ella has been diagnosed with , also known
A police officer is doing so much more than his vow to serve and protect his community. He’s making sure a little boy and his family have food on the table.
James Riley, a police officer in Austin, Texas, responded to a call of a young boy walking by himself at a 7-Eleven
Dozens of people at 2:02 a.m. Wednesday, exactly three years to the moment that the first shot rang out, beginning what – at the time – became the deadliest mass shooting in modern history.
, before sunset and under the glow of a rainbow, 1,500 people again gathered outside
A Georgia Uber driver has behind a 89-year-old veteran living in terrible conditions.
picked up the man, identified only as Mr. Ronald, from the hospital one day and dropped him off at his Henry County home. She came back later that day to .
That's when she noticed
Pop singer Ariana Grande donated the proceeds from her in Atlanta to Planned Parenthood after a wave of stringent anti-abortion laws were passed around the country.
Georgia is one of many states that has taken steps to limit access to abortion, after six weeks
A sick little boy and his family have a long road ahead of them, but you could help brighten his days.
Freddie Taylor is 2 years old. He has Down syndrome and was recently diagnosed with leukemia, .
He has been getting treatments to combat blood cancer
Officials from a school district in Virginia bought a food truck to ensure students get lunch for the summer, reported.
Danville Public Schools is opening the truck from 10:30 a.m. through 1 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, the television station reported. Lunches are
A Massachusetts woman is lucky to be alive thanks to her best friend and a who showed up at the right place at the right time.
have been friends for 30 years, sticking together through losing husbands and the birth of their grandchildren.
, Kidney, of Lynn, offered to
The 10-year-old girl who pulled her sister to safety during an incident at an apartment pool was recognized as a “DeKalb County hero.”
Jayla Dallis pulling her three-year-old sister to safety after she fell face down into the pool on May 15. Jayla performed CPR until a Chamblee
A Florida woman is making history in the Sunshine State as she becomes the first pageant contestant who has autism.
Rachel Barcellona never thought she’d get this far in life because of autism.
“I was basically promised that I would never
An 84-year-old Texas man became the oldest living kidney donor in the United States, helping a neighbor in need in his Austin neighborhood.
Frank Dewhurst was walking through his neighborhood last fall when he saw a sign in Linda Nall's front yard, appealing for an O blood type
A 9-year-old boy from New York just wanted to ride The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure.
It was going to be his and his family’s last ride of the day and he had asked whether it would be the next ride every time
Two men brought a fawn to safety from rising floodwaters Saturday afternoon in North Carolina, .
shot the video of two men in Granite Falls rescuing the fawn from the waters that had risen quickly near the Rhodhiss Dam.
, Chris, said the fawn was taken to nearby
"Oklahoma!" star Ali Stroker on Sunday won the Tony Award for best featured actress in a musical – and made history in the process.
, the 31-year-old, who plays Ado Annie in the Broadway revival of the popular 1943 musical, is the first actor in a wheelchair to win a Tony.
A 9-year-old boy used his allowance to pay off the lunch debts of his classmates.
Ryan Kirkpatrick talked with his mother at dinner one night about other students at West Park Elementary School who could not afford lunch, .
"It was I think $74.50,”
A Denver Public Schools employee worked his way from janitor to principal.
Michael Atkins started his career with the school district as a custodian and was recently named principal of Stedman Elementary, a school he once attended, .
"I took pride in the bathrooms
A father-son duo has amused millions online after their .
that Shanieke Pryor , Clarksville, Tennessee, comedian DJ Pryor, talking to his 19-month old son Kingston about the season five finale of “Empire.”
A Pennsylvania graduate by walking across the stage to accept her high school diploma Friday night.
Doctors gave Audriana Michrina, who graduated from Chartiers-Houston High School, only a 10% chance that she would ever walk again after she broke her back falling
The song has . It got Billy Ray Cyrus a Maserati and has made Lil Nas X a household name.
Now, it seems, “Old Town Road” has inspired a nonverbal, .
On Tuesday, about her family’s “#oldtownroad miracle.”
“My son Daniel has #autism
Actress , known for her roles on “Parks and Recreation” “Saturday Night Live” and as the voice of Assistant Mayor Bellwether in “Zootopia,” will have a very small audience when she addresses the Class of 2019.
Many took their first steps of education at South Elementary School and 50 graduating seniors from Prince George High School returned to their elementary roots as they prepared to end their high school careers.
Not only does it bookend the education for the graduating seniors
A New York woman was given three days to live when she was born.
That was 25 years ago. Wednesday night, Nekhidia Harris walked across the stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn to receive her diploma from , where she graduated with honors, reported.
"I was like
You've seen dogs hanging out of car windows, their tongues wagging as they enjoy a cool breeze.
Watching a raccoon doing the same thing is a little, well, different.
A Florida couple driving through Citrus County on Sunday spotted the animal in another car, reported
A Shaler teacher is getting recognition for being kind and thoughtful after .
A student lost their tooth during lunch on Tuesday, , according to a .
The teacher, Laura Roth, to the Tooth Fairy for the student.
“I can confirm with
No one likes that feeling of seeing a pair of flashing police lights in their rear-view mirror, but for a Georgia woman, it ended up .
Officer John Heart with the DeKalb County Police Department had with his friends at the Lawrenceville Police Department.
Adam, Rommi and Zane Kashlan are who’ve done many things together.
Last month, the Georgia brothers from West Forsyth High School.
Next week, they’ll begin . They’re starting their college careers at Georgia Tech, in a summer program created for students
Grandma’s logic is hard to dispute: If she can graduate with a degree at age 80, so can anyone else.
Beatrice Lillie walked the stage last month at NRG Stadium to receive her diploma at Houston Community College’s commencement ceremony, reported.
A couple of photographers are helping kids with autism and other disabilities become superheroes in real life.
Nicole Endersby and Scott Endersby, owners of in Keller, Texas, are using costumes and green screens to put kids into super situations as their favorite heroes
When a family found out their beloved pet was dying from lymphoma, they wanted to make his final days as comfortable and memorable as possible.
That’s where Whataburger came in.
Stitch, who was owned by the family of Maci Hanson, was diagnosed
It all started as a quest to raise money to buy a bulletproof vest for one K-9 officer to mark his ninth birthday, but Brady Snakovsky of Strongsville, Ohio, has gone above and beyond his goal, purchasing more than 50 vests for the dogs that protect cities and towns across the country.
A Tennessee police officer saved prom for a North Memphis KIPP High School graduate after – one day before the big event.
had big plans of having a high school prom just like any other teenager. She said she even spent nearly $700 to get a seamstress to make her dress.
Graduation is a time to celebrate, but a Texas high school senior decided to skip her party and throw one for people in need.
Leanne Carrasco, who graduated from Waltrip High School in Houston, spent Sunday hosting a pizza party for homeless women and children, reported
Former San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan is giving back to children in his home in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Duncan teamed with former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to expand an early education initiative in his hometown of St. Croix,
Morey Belanger is the first student who is deaf to attend the Dayton Consolidated School in Dayton, Maine, .
And to make the 6-year-old kindergarten student feel more welcome, the entire school is learning something new -- American Sign Language, .
A Florida teen stop him from earning his high school diploma.
On Friday, 18-year-old Trevor Gilbert, a senior at Clay High in Clay County, at his school's graduation ceremony.
“I was happy to be up there,” .
The teen has a very aggressive form
Firefighters went above and beyond the call of duty to help a World War II veteran in Georgia.
The unidentified man’s home needed some extra care after they had responded to a call for assistance at the residence.
So once the official call
It took seconds for a green inner tube meant to hold 3-year-old Kali Dallis above water to flip on its side, plunging the girl headfirst into the pool at her .
Kali had with the small pool float around her waist. When the float tipped, she became trapped with her feet in
A 10-year-old girl in Minnesota set up a lemonade stand Saturday in an effort to help pay for her family’s medical bills.
Phoenix Gilmore is trying to help her parents pay for costs related to her infant brother, Zephyr, who has multiple medical issues, .
Times were tough during the Great Depression, so Helen Danis never attended her senior prom 80 years ago because money was tight. Friday night, the 97-year-old Rhode Island resident was able to enjoy that high school milestone and danced the night away.
A 13-year-old Colorado teen needs a kidney but was considered ineligible for a transplant because he is homeless.
His teacher at an Aurora charter school is helping to make it possible by adopting the boy and giving him a stable home, reported.
Finn Lanning, a math
Detroit police surprised a girl who survived a gunshot wound to the head last year, giving the child a toy Polaris for her fifth birthday, reported.
London Muldrow was hit by a stray bullet in her brain April 7, 2018, after an argument between Exel Taylor, 24, and another
The results at the had observers buzzing Thursday night.
For the first time in the 94-year history of the competition, eight co-champions were named. The eight spelling experts, weeded out from an overall field of 562, weathered 20 rounds of finals. Previously, only two
An Air Force veteran from World War II was able to help bring in the next generation of airmen into the military this graduation season, and one of those new Air Force officers just happens to be his grandson.
Walter Kloc, 101, flew from Amherst, New York, to Colorado Springs
As fans continue to show love to Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” the singer made a special appearance at one elementary school.
, the rapper saw a by Lander Elementary School principal Felecia Evans May 23. In the clip, fifth-graders dance and sing
A 3-year-old dog that was shot in the face in a Central Florida county last week found his ‘furever’ home Tuesday.
The pit bull/Lab mix named was found with a bullet wound to in the front yard of a Lake County home May 20.
After being treated
The class of 2019 at West Point Military Academy made history as the federal academy graduated a record number of African American women.
that although the population of West Point is mostly made up of white males, 34 African American women graduated as cadets Saturday
Lawn maintenance can take a lot out of a person, but luckily firefighters were able to lend a hand to a man who passed out while cutting his grass.
Steve Weeks went out to cut his grass on Thursday, but an hour later his wife saw that he had collapsed in their yard.
Michael Addison called it a “beautiful nightmare.”
A viral video posted Friday captured the moment a Nevada woman gave birth in the family car as Addison frantically tried to get to the hospital, reported.
The video, posted on May 24, shows Addison and
A wheelbarrow that belonged to a beloved homeless Vietnam veteran who died in December was returned Sunday, several days after it was , the reported.
Mike “Bones” Hartzell was a fixture on Rice Street in St. Paul, Minnesota, for many years, the newspaper
Kevin Na earned $1.314 million after winning his third Sunday. Then he decided to spread the wealth.
In addition to his cash and a trophy, the South Korean-born American won a restored 1973 Dodge Challenger, which he immediately gifted to his caddie, Kenny Harms.
A World War II Navy veteran never knew he earned medals for his actions at Iwo Jima in 1945. That is, until doctors found shrapnel in his leg a decade ago.
After a lengthy confirmation process, Raymond Loring Chambers, 93, was awarded his overdue honors Friday, the
Amanda Eller, found alive after being missing for 17 days in a Hawaii reserve, went on to thank the people who never gave up searching for her.
In a video posted to , Eller, 35, spoke from her hospital bed in Maui with her boyfriend, Ben Konkol, at her side, reported
A 90-year-old military veteran who recently died and had no immediate family in the Ohio area was honored by thousands of residents who attended his funeral Saturday, cemetery officials said.
Hezekiah Perkins, an Army veteran who served in the Korean War, died earlier this week
The odds of an average golfer scoring a single hole-in-one are about 12,500 to 1, .
Howard Freeman, an 89-year-old golfer, .
"You never expect it,” . "There’s a lot of luck to it, but sometimes you hit the perfect shot."
Freeman used a
A Missouri teen who helped push a blind man missing both legs in a wheelchair missing up a hill to his home before a storm spurred a fundraiser to help the man get an electric wheelchair.
As tornado sirens blared, Seth Phillips, 16, and his mother pulled into a gas station Tuesday
A tornado ripped through a Missouri town Wednesday, but a 4-day-old boy was not impressed.
In fact, the infant slept through the whole ordeal, reported.
“He was sleeping,” Jordan Devine told the television station. “His mom is freaking out
The school year is ending, but students aren’t the only ones looking forward to summer vacation.
Teachers get pretty excited, too. And one teacher at a Louisiana elementary school was so happy, she sang about it.
Anna Temples, a fifth grade teacher at Thomas
A 14-year-old DeKalb County girl just became the youngest student to ever be admitted to Spelman College!
, will start her freshman year at Spelman this fall as the youngest student in the college's history.
But what got Wilson into college at such a young age?
A Kentucky student was diagnosed with dyslexia and held back in second grade, but in two weeks she will graduate as one of her high school’s 10 valedictorians.
Kendahl Broyles, a senior at J. Graham Brown School in Louisville, will attend Western Kentucky University&rsquo
A school bus driver donned a tuxedo Tuesday while treating students to animal crackers and water.
Bob Walford, known to his students as “Mr. Bob,” has worked as a bus driver with since 2017, .
“He said his kids were special and wanted to treat
A Louisiana woman does not have a car, but that does not stop her from going to work.
Anita Singleton works at a Walmart in Slidell, and when she is unable to find a ride she walks more than six miles to the store.
"Just because I don't have a vehicle is no excuse for me
After 79 years of marriage, an Illinois couple are still living a sweet life.
Curtis Peters and Virginia Gregory were married in Knoxville, Iowa, on May 18, 1940, according to Iowa marriage records on Ancestry.com. Curtis Peters is now 100, and Virginia Peters is 103, and they
A man who started as a janitor at New York University at the age of 15 has now earned his nursing degree from the same prestigious school.
Frank Baez was just a teen who barely spoke English when he came to the U.S. with his mother from the Dominican Republic, .
The story of a homeless Tennessee teen who became the has gone viral.
graduated from Raleigh Egypt High School with a 4.3 GPA. He earned $3 million in college scholarships – all while being homeless.
Mosley during his valedictorian speech. It was both
A cat in Georgia without a home caught an important flight with a Delta Air Lines volunteer recently.
The Delta volunteer, through , flew with the cat to a cat cafe in Seattle where she can be adopted, according to a Duluth animal clinic.
The cat, Molly, had tested
A Massachusetts is getting high praise from after he created a piece of hardware so good that it will be used in space.
The hardware senior made is called an actuator.
The piece itself is around an inch in length, but for astronauts at the International
A father in Tuscumbia, Alabama, surprised his daughter’s entire second-grade class with a field trip to her favorite place. But Jeremy Smith’s little girl wasn’t among the kids jumping and laughing at the town’s local trampoline business, Sky Zone.
Sisters Hailey and Hannah Hagor of North Carolina spent the weekend selling lemonade .
at Southwood Elementary in Davidson County is up to $3,100.
“There's one family that owes $800,” . “I don't know how many years worth that
A photo of a 3-year-old girl reaching to touch the hand of abolitionist Harriet Tubman depicted in a mural has gone viral, reported.
“Lovie” Duncan, the girl in the photo, was visiting the Harriet Tubman Museum & Educational Center in Cambridge, Maryland
A Minnesota firefighter helped save the life of a 1-year-old girl nearly three years ago when the child suffered a seizure.
Now, the mother of that child is a lifesaver as she donated a kidney to save that first responder,
Becca Bundy remembered when Bill Cox came to the
A girl in Chicago is living up to the Girl Scout Law.
in part that a scout will be “friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong.”
Anne Nelson, 11, won a trip to Walt Disney World for selling 5,000 boxes of
John Lockett has worked for a Georgia school district for the past decade, and now he’s living the retired life.
Before he retired, though, his students gave him the goodbye he deserved.
Lockett, or Mr. John, worked as a custodian for Sand Hill
Billionaire Robert F. Smith, who at institution’s Sunday morning graduation exercises, had to the school.
But during his remarks in front of the nearly 400 graduating seniors, the billionaire technology investor and philanthropist surprised some by announcing that his
Graduation is going to a family affair Saturday at a Maryland University.
Three members of the same family -- a man, his wife and his father -- will graduate from the University of Maryland’s University College, reported.
Earning their diplomas are Shamir Taylor
Chef José Andrés is known for his humanitarian efforts, now he appears to want to help a lunch lady who recently found herself fired.
Bonnie Kimball worked at Mascoma Valley Regional High School. She allowed a student to take $8 worth of food, despite not