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Kindness and Miracles: 5 Most Uplifting Stories

Including Target workers and a birth mom who went beyond the call of duty
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 8, 2015 5:11 AM CST
5 Most Uplifting Stories of the Week
A woman stands outside Target in Saint-Eustache, Quebec, on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

(Newser) – A miracle birth, a miracle recovery, and some miraculously kind people make this week's list:

  • Woman Born Without Womb Has Twins: Hayley Haynes was devastated at 19 to learn she had no Fallopian tubes, ovaries, or womb, but in 2007, doctors found new hope—and at 28, she was able to start a family with the confidant who once comforted her.
  • Workers Shovel All Winter So Widower Can Honor Wife: Since Bud Caldwell's wife of 56 years died two years ago, the 82-year-old has been visiting a Wisconsin park bench dedicated to her every day to tell her about the previous day and leave a penny and a daisy in memory of their two favorite songs. When heavy snow last month left him unable to reach the bench, two park employees intervened.

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  • Doctor: Mom's Prayer Restarted Dead Boy's Heart: A 14-year-old boy was "dead for 45 minutes" after falling through the ice at a Missouri lake, his doctor says. But when his mom was called into the room to say goodbye and she started praying, what another doctor called a "bonafide miracle" occurred.
  • Teen Mom Pumps Breast Milk for Baby She Gave Up: Kaleena Pysher, 19, gave up her baby for adoption, but there was something else the Alaska teen wanted to give: breast milk. She's been mailing so much of it to the adoptive family that she'll be able to make one more altruistic gesture with the extra supply.
  • Kind Target Workers Prep Boy for Job Interview: How often do shopping expeditions in mega-stores lead to heart-warming moments that go viral on Facebook? It happened the other day when a teenage boy went to a Target in Raleigh, NC, looking for a clip-on tie.
Click to read more uplifting stories, including a happy ending for the man who walks 21 miles round-trip to work. (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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