Good Samaritan

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Strangers Form Human Chain, Rescue Driver From Flames

'You will not die today'

(Newser) - A man in Florida is alive today after a group of strangers formed a human chain and helped police get him out of a burning vehicle. Police in Brevard County say the driver of an SUV hit another car on US 1 about 11am Sunday, then careened down an embankment,... More »

Have Thumb, Will Marry, Says Hitchhiking Bride

Angelique Arsenault didn't let her limo's flat tire ruin her big day

(Newser) - "For richer and for poorer, through broken-down cars and in health" is how Angelique Arsenault could have rewritten her vows after a pre-wedding roadblock in New Hampshire. The AP reports Arsenault was in her limo with her bridal party on Saturday, on her way to say "I do"... More »

Good Samaritan Helps Teens Pull SUV From Ditch, Is Shot Dead

It happened in North Charleston, SC

(Newser) - Two South Carolina teenagers are charged with murder in the shooting death of a Good Samaritan who helped them pull an SUV out of a ditch, the AP reports. North Charleston Police spokesperson Spencer Pryor told local news outlets the victim stopped to help the teens pull the vehicle out... More »

SC Soldiers Acting as Good Samaritans at Bar Are Killed

They were shot trying to protect a woman: witnesses

(Newser) - Witnesses say two soldiers were only trying to protect a woman from her attacker when they were fatally shot at a South Carolina bar shortly before midnight on Saturday. Friends and family say they wouldn't have had it any other way. Charles Judge Jr. and Jonathon Prins intervened after... More »

Guy Helps Family in Rollover Crash, Gets Billed $143

Paramedics briefly checked him over, had to bill him

(Newser) - Derrick Deanda saw a van on its side after a rollover crash in Elk Grove, California, broke windows to free the father and three kids trapped inside, and then ... got billed $143. "I pulled up right as it happened," Deanda recalls to CBS Sacramento of the September 2015... More »

Ex-Marine Shot Dead While Making Citizen's Arrest

Anthony Antell Jr. witnessed domestic shooting in Texas

(Newser) - An ex-Marine in Texas who witnessed a shooting in a Walgreens parking lot was shot dead as he tried to make a citizen's arrest, police say. The Arlington Police Department says Anthony Antell Jr., 35, went to his vehicle to get his gun after he saw Ricci Bradden shoot... More »

Cop Helps Boy Get Home After Dad Dies on Vacation

Police officer traded his reward miles to get boy a flight

(Newser) - It should have been a dream father-son vacation. Instead, a 13-year-old Illinois boy was left stranded alone in California when his 37-year-old dad died unexpected Sunday, reports My News LA . Because the boy had missed his scheduled flight home amid the chaos and had no relatives in the area, officers... More »

Teen Who Returned Thor's Wallet Gets a Hero's Reward

'Ma, do you know who this is?'

(Newser) - A 17-year-old kid who returned Thor's missing wallet is an even bigger Boy Scout than Captain America—literally. Mashable reports actor Chris Hemsworth was eating with his family in a "rough" area of Los Angeles when he forgot his wallet. "I left my wallet on the table... More »

Anonymous Denny's 'Angel' Is Revealed

He left a $1.5K tip for his single-mom waitress

(Newser) - A anonymous big tipper with a kind heart is anonymous no more. As Fox 5 DC explains, a man walked into a Denny's in Utah and specifically asked for a waitress who was a single mother. After watching other diners for about two hours, the man paid for the... More »

Man Wins Decade of Free Whataburger, Becomes Burger Hero

He turned a recipe for gluttony into an opportunity for generosity

(Newser) - A Texas man who won what's supposed to be a decade's worth of free Whataburger is unlikely to make it even a year before he's out of complimentary hamburgers, and the reason isn't gluttony but generosity. The Houston Chronicle reports 22-year-old Blake Miller and his Whataburger... More »

You Find a Ton of Cash in Unmarked Bag. Now What?

These 2 guys show one possible response

(Newser) - You're a good person, right? Put yourself in the shoes of these two guys and see how you'd compare:
  • Bag of cash: Near Philadelphia, 61-year-old Bob Tracey spotted a leather pouch in the road while driving at night and stopped to pick it up, figuring it might be
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Good Samaritan Loses Life Along Texas Freeway

Adrian Hernandez, 26, charged with intoxication manslaughter

(Newser) - Yet another Good Samaritan lost his life while attempting to come to the aid of his fellow man, this time in Houston on Sunday night. Police say a 31-year-old exited his pickup truck around 9:45pm to help a motorist whose car was disabled on the Eastex Freeway, only... More »

Good Samaritan Killed by Driver He Tried to Aid: Cops

Marvin Lee accused of opening fire on would-be rescuers

(Newser) - It happened hundreds or thousands of times Saturday: A car spun out in icy conditions in North Carolina amid the blizzard blasting the East Coast. But when three Good Samaritans stopped to help the hapless driver, police say they found 27-year-old Marvin Lee, who, as Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid... More »

Boy Spends 2 Days Trapped in Apartment With Mom's Body

He lived on milk and maple syrup until he was rescued

(Newser) - A 4-year-old boy in Buffalo, New York, is recovering after spending two days living on milk and maple syrup while trapped in an apartment with his dead mother, USA Today reports. A blood clot caused Shaleena Hamilton to fall down the stairs and break her neck earlier this month, according... More »

Dad Patrols Streets After Losing Son to Drunk Driver

Les Yasinsky patrols Winnipeg's streets on weekends

(Newser) - There's an extra set of eyes watching for drunk drivers in the Canadian city of Winnipeg, and they don't belong to a police officer. Les Yasinsky spends most Friday and Saturday nights staked out near bars looking for people who "are falling over drunk and … get... More »

A Viewer Saved This HGTV Star's Life

She noticed a cancerous lump on Tarek El Moussa's neck

(Newser) - Tarek El Moussa, the co-host of HGTV's real estate and renovation show Flip or Flop, is in remission after a battle with thyroid cancer and has an observant viewer to thank. Back in 2013, El Moussa visited a doctor about a lump that had appeared on his neck, but... More »

'World's Most Random Good Samaritan' Strikes

Installs hubcap for guy with only 3

(Newser) - A kind stranger has created an alter ego as "the world's most random Good Samaritan" after an odd selfless act involving hubcaps. Reddit user ThatGuyBeezy explains he's been driving around with three hubcaps ever since losing one during a trip across the country. When he got off... More »

Waitress Listens to Gut, Helps Find Missing Teens

2 girls stopped at restaurant after disappearing in Maine

(Newser) - A waitress is being called a hero after helping point parents and police to two girls who vanished in Maine last month. Lisa Stephenson was waiting tables at the Blue Crab Grill in Newark, Del., when two young girls came in asking for jobs. "They said they were traveling... More »

Mom Trying to Help Crash Victim Plunges to Own Death

SC's Jessica Smith apparently misjudged how high bridge was

(Newser) - A South Carolina family is burying its second family member in two months and a 9-year-old boy is left without a mom after a 29-year-old Good Samaritan fell to her death while trying to help an injured truck driver, WYFF reports. "Heartbroken and empty" is how Hope Smith describes... More »

Good Samaritan Killed Stopping Purse Snatcher

'It's tragic'

(Newser) - A Good Samaritan has died after protecting a woman from a would-be purse snatcher early yesterday in Phoenix, the Arizona Republic reports. Police say a man was attempting to take a 23-year-old woman's purse outside a residence shortly after midnight local time when 42-year-old Miguel Briseno intervened. He was... More »

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