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On Friday, the people of Florida’s Gulf Coast were reminded of the power of heroism when a resident saved three people from a capsized houseboat. Travis Brady and his friends had gone out fishing on the opening day of red snapper season but found themselves turning back due to stormy conditions. On their way back …

When Nevada State Trooper Estrada spotted a tiny kitten on the side of a busy highway, she didn’t hesitate to act. She pulled over her vehicle and approached the terrified kitty, saying “Hi, baby. You’re OK.” But then the kitten bolted further toward traffic, and it was up to the brave officer to scuttle after …

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust went above and beyond the call of duty on the afternoon of May 3rd when they answered a call to save a man stranded in torrential flooding near Tsavo National Park. In what can only be described as an incredible feat of bravery and skill, pilot Taru Carr-Hartley and his brother …

It was a desperate scene in Hesperia, California when a gust of wind swept away a baby stroller towards the busy street. But Ron Nessman, a homeless good samaritan loitering outside a car wash was quick to react and saved the day. His heroics were even captured by the surveillance camera from the car wash. …

A 7th grader in Michigan is being hailed as a “little hero” for his quick thinking and bravery after he took control of the wheel of a school bus when its driver passed out at the wheel. Dillon Reeves, a student at Lois E. Carter Middle School in Warren, Michigan, grabbed the wheel and brake …

A Florida family has a hero in their home and it’s not who you think. Tank, the German Shepherd of the lovehenesy94 family, recently sprang into action to protect his 6-year-old owner from an attacking dog. His quick thinking and bravery are being praised by millions across the globe. Tank was playing in the front …

Meaghan Martin has seen a lot of long faces in her years as a horse trainer, but it was this history that allowed her to turn a potentially-sad story into a happy ending. She was just a teenager when she met the young mare Saxy, who had been trained for racing yet never made a …

Rescuers were able to locate a 4-year-old boy and his black Labrador who had been missing for more than an hour in a wooded area. The emotion filled rescue was caught on camera by one of the state troopers involved in the search, demonstrating just how important it is to act quickly when someone goes …

Francis Zuber had no idea that his ski trip through Mt. Baker, Washington state, would end with him becoming a hero. But when he spotted a snowboarder completely buried head-first in a massive snow drift, he sprang into action and saved the man’s life. It all started when Zuber was maneuvering around the tops of …

It was a heartbreaking sight – Officer Emmanuel Walton standing in a river, struggling to save a baby strapped in their car seat. But his efforts were not in vain; his heroic rescue saw the child revived with CPR and crying tears of joy. This is the remarkable story of Officer Walton’s determination, courage, and …