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Mascots rally to surprise local Wal-Mart greeter, painter with new bike after accident

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:10am

A group of family, friends, co-workers and even local mascots rallied to surprise a Wal-Mart greeter, who went viral because of his act of kindness earlier this year, with a new bicycle after he destroyed his bike in a crash last week.

Story behind the photo: How a trapped fawn was rescued

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:16pm

It's an amazing picture and a happy ending: A young fawn, caught in a cattle guard, its head sticking out with a look on its face just crying out for help. What happened next?

Student surprises favorite teacher with Air Jordans, video goes viral

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 9:01am

Sometimes teaching can feel like a thankless job, and then sometimes a student rewards you with something you’ve wanted since you were a kid.

Trooper offers to drive grieving man 100 miles after traffic stop

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:17pm

On one of the worst days of Mark E. Ross' life, he got some help from the last person he'd expect.

Man concocts genius way to feed the hungry using McDonald's Monopoly vouchers

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:39am

Sharing a bit of luck can go a very long way. That's what one man learned when he found a way to turn his McDonald's Monopoly voucher into a movement to feed the hungry.

Make Your Week: Over 30 people pay it forward at drive-thru

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:16am

It’s no secret that Mondays are hard. After a nice, relaxing weekend, work probably doesn’t sound like the ideal place to be.

Community rallies for mom with devastating cancer diagnosis

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 3:17pm

Less than two weeks after she gave birth to her youngest son, Kristy Carpenter received devastating news: She had 10 to 12 months to live.

Man tries to reunite siblings after video of daughter feeding homeless man goes viral

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 23rd - 10:29am

When an 8-year-old girl noticed a homeless man sitting outside the restaurant where she was eating with her dad, she did what she felt was the most logical thing to do — she brought him her plate of food.

Tulsa officer's emotional post after NC, OK police shootings

Aj Willingham, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 10:47am

As a second night of protests rent the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, a police officer from another town feeling the pain of an officer-involved shooting wrote an emotional and compassionate plea on Facebook.

Bride's dying dog sees his person down the aisle

Jamie K. White, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 22nd - 7:20am

Charlie was Kelly O'Connell's "best fur friend."

Café owner employs autistic youth

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 10:01am

A New York café is gaining rave reviews for so much more than just its food.

Woman clips coupons to feed 30K hungry before turning 30

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 21st - 9:02am

A New Jersey woman has set out to feed 30,000 underprivileged people before she turns 30. A lofty goal to be sure, but one that becomes much more attainable when one owns a good pair of scissors.

Make Your Week: Strangers help a mom in need, other feel-good stories

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Sep 19th - 9:44am

It can be very discouraging to read tragic stories in the news. Fortunately, there are also "good news" stories out there, and in KSL.com's "Make Your Week" column, those stories are featured.

Homecoming king gives crown to friend with cerebral palsy

Zaina Adamu, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 17th - 10:11am

Max Akin, a quarterback at Dallas' Keller Fossil Ridge High School, didn't think he ought to be crowned homecoming king.

Traffic stop good deed brings other good deed full circle for deputy

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Sep 17th - 9:07am

Davis County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Pope was on patrol Friday morning when he spotted a van with a registration that had expired in April.

4 local teens who helped car accident victim featured on 'Steve Harvey'

Lindsey Johnson  |  Posted  Sep 15th - 3:02pm

Krystal Brown, a single mom from Ogden, was in the car with her two sons after going grocery shopping when they were hit by another vehicle that ran a red light. Four Utah teens stepped up to help when she need it most.

Strangers donate more than $350K to 89-year-old popsicle vendor

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 15th - 9:35am

An 89-year-old man set out into the heat last week with his popsicle cart to make a bit of money to help support his ailing wife. Less than a week later, he has hundreds of thousands of dollars for retirement, thanks to complete strangers.

Family plans hospital wedding in 24 hours so dying father could give daughter away

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 13th - 9:01am

One bride traded a church for a hospital room, all so her dying father could be the one to give her away.

Stranger comes to rescue of pregnant mom with fussy toddler on flight

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Sep 12th - 7:04pm

Traveling with babies can quickly become the stuff of nightmares, but a kind passenger became the seatmate of one mother’s dreams when he offered to help with her fussy child.

Make Your Week: 2 times people reached out to help

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Sep 12th - 9:24am

Although we hear a lot of bad news online, there is also a lot of good news.