Category: Real Stories

Real people from around the world share their weird and wonderful stories. This is where you will find the most heartwarming stories of people giving back and living in harmony with the natural world.

Airport Staff Notice Soldier Crying While on the Phone, and Then the Screaming Started

In May 2018, airport staff and passengers were able to understand for themselves the sacrifices that military personnel make every single day. As they looked upon Brooks Lindsey sitting on the floor of the airport terminal, they had no idea that his life would change right before their eyes. And when the crying and the screaming started, they knew that they were witnessing a special moment that would go down in history.

Homeless Veteran’s Piano Playing Goes Viral and Transforms His Life in More Ways than One

Donald Gould was once a proud military man, a father, and a husband. But when his life changed before he could realize what had happened, the damage he was faced with seemed irreparable. He found himself on the streets and struggling to find a hot meal – and the only solace he could enjoy was his love of music. Little did he know that one decision to play the piano on the street would impact his existence in so many different ways.

15 Years After This American Boy Sent a Gift Box To a Filipino Girl, They Finally Meet In Person

When a young kid living in Idaho gave a gift box to a charity, he had no clue that it would end up in the hands of Joana, a young girl living in the Philippines. Noone could have known that his small act of charity would end up changing the course of his life for good. We’re revealing the real story of how two kids finally met each other in the flesh, several years after the gift box was sent. They had grown up considerably since then and had almost all but forgotten each other until fate intervened. And no one could predict what was about to happen next.

He Lost His Job but Instead of Giving Up He’s Giving Back, One Lawn at a Time

Life can be pretty tricky, and sometimes you’re hit with curveballs when you least expect it. And when Brian lost his job as a high-flying advertising executive in New York, he decided to dust off his lawn mower and cut some grass. But this wasn’t just a new hobby to keep his yard in check. Brian had much bigger fish to fry, and he had an important job he wanted to complete. Amazingly, his decision has since inspired millions across the country and the world.

Pregnant Woman Almost Missed Her Dog’s Warning Signs That Something Was Gravely Wrong

Anyone who has ever had a dog in the family knows that they’re smarter than people give them credit for. They know when something’s up, and have a kind of sixth sense which alerts them to things we don’t even know about. In the case of Alhanna Butler, her pet American Akita caught on to the fact that something wasn’t right with her pregnancy. Alhanna was ecstatic about the pregnancy and everything was going according to plan. But when Alhanna’s pooch Keola was acting very strange they realized that they needed to pay attention to why. In the end, Keola’s warning’s saved Alhanna and her baby’s lives.

She Couldn’t Carry Her Own Child, So Her Mother Became Her Surrogate Instead

Having a child isn’t easy for couples where fertility is an issue. That was the case for social media influencer Breanna and her husband Aaron Lockwood, a young couple who were super keen to have kids. They would do anything to be able to have a family of their own, and after four years of trying everything, they were at a loss of what to do. Before long, the couple announced on Instagram that a baby was in fact on the way. But the plan that Breanna and Aaron had come up with had the world in shock. Take an in-depth look at exactly what’s been going on.

When This Adopted Woman Went in Search of Her Biological Parents, She Never Expected To Reunite Two Childhood Sweethearts

Thanks to modern technology, it’s never been easier to find answers to the many questions in life. And for those people who were adopted when they were younger, high-tech DNA testing and genealogical research can provide many of those answers. But only if they’re looking for them, of course. And Laura Montgomery Mabry was definitely looking for answers when her life changed forever. This story proves once and for all that soulmates will always find their way back together.

This Eight-Year-Old Found $20 in a Parking Lot and Inspired a Chain of Events That Changed a Soldier’s Life Forever

Finding money behind your couch cushions, at the bottom of your pockets, or even on your driveway is always a welcome surprise. But what would you do if you found $20 in a Cracker Barrell parking lot? Many people would choose to keep it, and 8-year-old Myles Eckert certainly wanted to. When he picked up the $20 bill he began to think about the video game he could buy with that money. But then he saw something that changed his mind.

This Inspiring Makeup Artist Gives People of All Shapes, Sizes, and Abilities the Chance To Be a Hollywood Star

Makeup has the power to transform, amaze, and inspire. And thankfully, there are makeup artists all around the world who wish to show this off in the most beautiful way. Goar Avetisyan is one of those people, and for years she has been using the power of makeup to help those who have struggled with their appearance. Whether they’ve suffered burns or have lost their confidence to cancer, she’s proved that everyone is beautiful.