good samaritans


Mom Spots 2-Year-Old In Hot Car At Target, Alerts Police

Even though summer is winding down, temperatures can still be pretty hot, and it’s especially dangerous to leave children or pets behind in your car. That’s why it was fortunate that one shopper at an Ontario, CA, Target store happened to notice a small child in the backseat of a locked car in the store’s parking lot. [More]


Colorado Makes It Legal To Break Into A Hot Car To Save Kids, Pets

When there’s a living being stuck inside a hot car on a sweltering day, sometimes desperate measures are necessary — helpful bystanders may have to break into that vehicle to save a child left behind, or even a pet. One state has now made these kinds of rescue efforts legal. [More]

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Domino’s Customer Gets Year Of Free Pizza For Returning $5K She Found In Wings Box

No good deed goes unrewarded, or so they say, and if you’re lucky, that reward might just come in the form of free pizza. For a year. [More]


Shoppers Use Sledgehammer To Rescue Infant From Hot Car In Parking Lot

When there’s a baby locked in a hot car, there’s only one option: get that kid out of there, no matter what it takes. In the case of a four-month-old who had been left in a hot vehicle in a shopping center parking lot, that meant two passers-by using a sledgehammer to break the car’s windows. [More]

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Good Samaritan Notices Car Needs A Hubcap, Just Happens To Have One He Can Spare

While many of us have probably passed a car missing a part here and there, it’s very unlikely you just so happened to have the right piece to make the owner’s life a little bit easier and decided to it fix up on the spot. But that’s exactly what happened to the owner of a car with only three hubcaps who suddenly found his vehicle had a complete set. [More]

Woman Takes Out Newspaper Ad To Find Fellow Walmart Shoppers She Credits With Saving Her Life

Woman Takes Out Newspaper Ad To Find Fellow Walmart Shoppers She Credits With Saving Her Life

If you recently performed CPR on a woman who suffered a seizure and collapsed in the frozen food aisle at a Colorado Walmart, the person you helped is trying to find you and offer her thanks. She’s taken out an ad in her local newspaper in an attempt to thank whoever saved her life. [More]

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Scuba Divers Return Guy’s Lost iPhone Months After It Fell To The Ocean Floor

It’s one thing to lose your phone on the street, in the back of a cab or anywhere on dry land where a good Samaritan might come by and decide to help find its owner. But after one guy watched his phone sink to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean back in March, he figured that thing was gone for good. Enter: scuba divers going for a swim who just happened to find his device in the waterproof bag it had sunk in. [More]

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Nice People Doing Nice Thing For Fellow Starbucks Customer Explain Why They Couldn’t Be Nice Faster

Proving that heroes can come in every shape, size and age, an elderly couple not only returned a man’s wallet after he’d left it at Starbucks, but wrote a note to him explaining why they weren’t able to catch up with him in time, and expressing concern that he’d been upset when they saw him walking off without it. [More]

The exchange, as posted on Facebook.

Police Officer Buys Accused Shoplifter A Carton Of Eggs, Donations Follow By The Truckload

What started with a kind act from a police officer who bought a carton of eggs for an accused shoplifter instead of arresting her has turned into a veritable food and clothing mountain of generosity from strangers. [More]


UPS Workers Credited With Saving Man’s Life In A Church On Their Route

Sometimes, a delivery person ends up bringing more than just a package or a pizza. And for a man who’d suffered a heart attack in a church, two UPS workers who were on the job happened gave him something much better, when they saved his life during their rounds. [More]

Cracker Barrel Waitress Scores Ultimate Tip: A Car

Cracker Barrel Waitress Scores Ultimate Tip: A Car

After seeing the woeful state of their waitress’s car parked outside the Branson, MO, Cracker Barrel where she worked, a couple from Arkansas decided to leave her a pretty nice tip — in the form of a car. [More]

Secret Santa Gifts $15K To Pay For Strangers’ Walmart Layaway Items

Secret Santa Gifts $15K To Pay For Strangers’ Walmart Layaway Items

It’s that time of year again, when generous folks around the country pop in to their local retailers and plunk down a pile of cash to make strangers’ holidays happier by paying for their layaway purchases. This time, some secret Santa in Ohio left a substantial $15,000 gift under shoppers’ trees. [More]

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Public Safety Officer Gives Mom A New Car Seat For Her Daughter Instead Of Writing Her A Ticket

Keeping everyone safe on the road is part of the job of all local law enforcement, so when a public safety officer in Michigan pulled over a young driver and saw that her child wasn’t strapped into a safety seat, he acted. But instead of writing her a ticket for the lack of a car seat, he brought her to a store and bought one for her. [More]

FIrefighter tidying up cut grass like a boss. A nice boss. (CBS Los Angeles)

Firefighters Rescue Unconscious Man, Finish Mowing The Lawn For Him

When something needs to get done, it needs to get done. And it’s awfully nice to hear that lately, local law enforcement have been stepping up to help finish jobs that can’t finish themselves. There were the cops who delivered a pizza after the delivery driver was in a car crash, and now some friendly firefighters have put themselves forward as lawn guys, mowing a man’s front yard after he lost consciousness. [More]


Woman Breaks Car Windshield With A Tire Iron To Rescue Child Left Inside

While reports of concerned strangers breaking into hot cars to rescue children trapped inside aren’t always what they seem, that didn’t stop one woman from breaking a car’s windshield with a tire iron to save a one-year-old child who’d reportedly been left in there for 40 minutes. [More]


Australian Commuters Work Together To Free Man Trapped Between A Train & The Platform

I can’t move a train. You can’t move a train. We’re not Superman (Superpeople?) but when a whole mess of humans gets together, we’ve got the power to maneuver huge hulking masses of metal to free one of our own. And it was the power of the crowd, not some fictional superhero, that freed an Australian commuter this morning, after his leg became trapped between the train and the platform during rush hour. Cue inspirational music! [More]

If the money had been attached to an adorable dog, would you have turned it into the bank? (photo: Dan Century)

Woman Finds $1,000 At Bank Drive-Thru, Doesn’t Give Into Temptation

You pull up to the bank drive-thru to make a deposit, only to find a stack of cash sitting on the ground next to the drop slot. Some may be tempted to blow that money on… well, honestly $1,000 doesn’t go very far, but it’s still free cash, right? Not so, says one good samaritan from Georgia. [More]

(ABC News)

Even 3-Year-Olds Know No One Should Be Stuck In A Hot Car

It’s discouraging to know that there are plenty of people out there who still think it’s perfectly fine to leave a child or an animal inside a closed car on a hot day. But then again, it’s refreshing when even three-year-olds understand it’s an emergency when someone’s stuck in a vehicle, like one very sharp Tennessee toddler. [More]