If life were fair, there’d be more Hollywood endings.
Remember the Grommesh family of Moorhead? They were the recipients of a new home and tons of goodwill in their community when their story — Garrett, 13, has spina bifida — made it to ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover in 2010. Read more →
Oh, nothing, just Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers surprising three girls at the Milwaukee Art Museum, to highlight the work of an organization that tried to help kids in tough situations. Read more →
When you read stories, like the one about the father in Maplewood who allegedly shot and killed his son because he didn’t want to pay for cable TV, it’s pretty easy to give up on people. What hope is there for a civilized society with the mounting evidence of its degradation? Read more →
No matter what happens next, Jerold Young isn’t going to have a lot of money to live out his remaining years, but his Rochester, Minnesota friends are certainly looking out for the World War II vet who’s had some tough times. Read more →
The short version: He grew up in Southern California, played college football, had strong family figures, wanted to be a mortician, but ended up selling drugs and going to prison. Somehow, he ended up saving lives in Saint Paul. Read more →
By now, you’ve probably heard the story of Myles Eckert, the Toledo-area boy who found $20 outside a Cracker Barrel restaurant and then decided to give it to a soldier who was having dinner inside. He did it, he told CBS’ Steve Hartman, in memory of his father, who was killed in Iraq on Mother’s Day 2005.
There’s another kid in that family, and she’s got a pretty good story, too. Read more →