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Inspired Life

Stories about humanity

During a layover at Atlanta's airport, Instagram influencer Carlos Whittaker heard Tonee Valentine (Carter) playing the piano and found a seat near him. Then they started talking.
When he was 16, Alexander Tsao started collecting piles of ropes from gyms that would otherwise throw them away.
When they heard the wedding video had been erased, the newly married Gottfrieds were distraught. Years later, a surprise was in store.
“These students gave me the opportunity to do something I thought I would never be able to do,” said Jeremy King.
We'll deliver you stories of kindness, resilience and the best among us, every Wednesday and Sunday. The Optimist will help you live your best life and find moments of joy or inspiration during dark times.
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He lost his job, his home and his van during the pandemic. He says the free Metro fare that he won when he got vaccinated will help him get back on his feet.
Christina Lauren and Alexis Daria dole out happily-ever-afters with a side of humor.
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“What were the odds that I had spent 28 years reenacting these soldiers’ lives, only to learn that my own great-great-grandfather had actually been there?” Calvin Osborne said.
“I always have been sad about it because I felt like I should have been able to wear it if I wanted to,” said Martha Tucker.
“We’re living our dream life, having a blast,” said Morgan Tabor, 21. “It’s incredible to think that it happened because of him.”
It started when a New Jersey man wrote how he used the site to buy a bike for a child in foster care.
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