Extraordinary People

With parades on pause and funeral attendance limited, John Henderson’s solitary performances fill a void.
  • 5 days ago
A Florida family received an outpouring of support after The Washington Post chronicled their struggle with homelessness after the coronavirus struck, leaving the parents without work.
Someone set up a virtual tip jar for the barista, and it's growing by the hour.
  • 6 days ago
Volunteers from 49 U.S. states and 12 additional countries have sent notes to seniors through the campaign Shreya and Saffron Patel created.
“I can’t change the world, but I can make lasagna," Michelle Brenner said.
  • Jun 24
For three months, the Fownes Hotel in Worcester has operated at near capacity, with homeless men and women staying in its rooms.
After recovering from coronavirus, Rev. Robert Pace donated plasma and may have saved Jose Martinez’s life.
Tom Schruben is holding a Father’s Day Bad Dad Joke contest, and the winner's joke will be displayed on Tom's famed sign. Entries are $5 and benefit Martha's Table.
Thanks to $42,000 in donations from a regular customer, Bill's Cafe in Naples provided 100 sandwiches per day to a nearby hospital for two months.
She raised herself 30 feet into the air, and once she was at the fourth-floor window of residents, she belted out “All of Me.”
  • Jun 15
Even during the pandemic, clowns, magicians and children's entertainers answer the call to boost spirits.
Corey Cappelloni is raising money and awareness for health-care workers and coronavirus victims during his one-week journey, which begins Friday.
The Arizona teenagers held the event to support water safety programs and senior care facilities during the coronavirus pandemic.
Idaho potato farmer Doug Hess spent the past three months staring at a mammoth mountain of potatoes — enough to feed more than 6 million people.
  • Jun 10
The founder of a bookmobile sent the books after seeing a video of a teacher traveling long distances to deliver food and learning packets to children.
  • Jun 9
Joyce Clinton was suddenly out of work on Friday the 13th. Then her luck changed, and she paid it forward.
The program, started by a Minnesota Twins fan, has matched nearly 450 minor league players with sponsors since February.
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