Houston Walgreens cashier Rita Jackson Burns had just $20 in her bank account when she loaned a customer $12. Her community responded in a big way.

  • Cathy Free
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He first spotted her in March when she walked out on her balcony. She saw him that night on his terrace, and said it was love at first sight.

  • Sydney Page
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“Every kid deserves to have their own little workstation,” said Al Berrellez., who helped start "Desk by Dads," a volunteer effort to build and donate desks for students taking classes from home.


When other nearby farmers in North Dakota heard what happened, they halted their own harvesting to go help.

  • Sydney Page
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People started scouring their pantries and offering up the SpaghettiOs from their kitchen shelves. Friends and even strangers brought over hundreds of cans of it.

  • Cathy Free
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Public Public Address founders hope the outlet offers an opportunity to protest for a group that’s been accustomed to sitting out.

People try to tip him for his work. “That would take away the fun of doing it for free,” said Brian Schwartz.

  • Cathy Free
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"It's such a weird, wholesome story," said Jacqueline Sergent, one of the people who helped drive the fish chair 330 miles for a stranger with a tattoo.

  • Sydney Page
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“I couldn’t imagine that I’d work one day at the same store where I was sleeping outside,” LaShenda Williams said.

  • Cathy Free
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When Blanca Rodriguez was finally able to see her baby in the NICU, Jade clutched her mother’s finger through a port on the incubator.

  • Kellie B. Gormly
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When Brittany Keech looked closely, she saw a one-cent stamp and a postmark of Oct. 29, 1920.

  • Sydney Page
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Younger generations are more acutely feeling angst from the pandemic.

  • Daryl Austin
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“He knows that the dog has the same condition as he does," said the boy's mother, Ashley Boyers. "He understands.”

  • Sydney Page
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Between 1968 and 2008, the Ballards became known as “Mama JoeAnn” and “Daddy Monroe” to 75 orphans, abuse victims, runaways and young adults in need of support.

  • Sydney Page
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Aaron Wiley ended up with more than he bargained for in May, when he went to his favorite jeweler in Dallas to get his wife’s old diamond necklace upgraded.

  • Cathy Free
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People in the farming community donated their government stimulus checks and dipped into their bank accounts to raise $93,592 — enough to help every business affected by the shutdown.

  • Cathy Free
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Peter Rork rescues dogs and cats that would otherwise be killed in overcrowded shelters.

  • Sydney Page
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  • Perspective

When I wear a mask, I enjoy the freedom from wondering what other people are thinking about the lower half of my face.

  • Christina Wyman
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"Please paint me," said the anonymous note they got in the mail. "Eyesore."

  • Cathy Free
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  • Perspective

You’re giving anxiety exactly what it wants by keeping it a secret, my therapist told me.

  • Jennifer Craven
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