The middle-schooler was waiting at the computer for her teacher to email her when the doorbell rang. He was standing on her front porch holding a marker and a large whiteboard.

  • Cathy Free
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Michael S. Megonigal and his daughter had been talking about how to help people who had lost their jobs because of the Covid-19 epidemic, perhaps by buying some groceries for them. He helped one shopper, then everybody in line.

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Ben Breaux spends time on social forums for nonspeaking autistics. "You know how being a member of a group like this helps?" he asked. "We listen to what each other has to say, acknowledging fears and anxieties."

One uplifting story a day from better times

  • Washington Post Staff
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It used to be common medical practice to sacrifice one twin on the operating table to save the life of the other. Many times, both babies died. James Goodrich thought that was unacceptable.

  • Wayne Drash
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"I called her up and said, 'Hi, this is Greg, your newspaper guy — I’m at the store, do you need anything?’” said New Jersey Star-Ledger deliveryman Greg Dailey. It took off from there.

  • Cathy Free
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The photos, taken by the hotel's front-desk clerk, show the lost stuffed animal hanging out at the hotel swimming pool, talking on the phone and resting on a king-size bed.

  • Cathy Free
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Restless people across the country are digging out their holiday lights and lawn inflatables in an effort to bring levity to their neighborhoods.

  • Kellie B. Gormly
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As the cars rolled down the streets, children called out their teachers’ names and held up homemade signs.

  • Lisa Kanarek
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