A man's memorable tribute to his dying dog and a class trip that wasn't are among the week's most uplifting stories.
- Dying Dog Goes on Epic Journey: When vets told New York City's Neil Rodriguez that his 15-year-old dog, Poh, didn't have long to live, two words came to mind: road trip. The results are awesome.
- Seniors Give Principal Their Trip Cash: The graduating class at Profile Junior-Senior High School in Bethlehem, NH, planned to spend four days at a ranch in upstate New York—until their principal announced her cancer diagnosis. Suddenly, the students had a better use for the money they'd saved.
- Sikh Man Breaks Protocol to Help Boy: Harman Singh is a devout Sikh, meaning his turban stays on his head at all times when he's not in his own home. But religious protocol went out the window when a 5-year-old boy was hit by a car and needed his help.
- Dying Son Saves His Mother's Life: An Illinois woman received a kidney transplant this month that turned out to be a near perfect match. But Rose Perry's good fortune is tempered by grief: The kidney came from her son, a 24-year-old who suffered a stroke out of the blue. Perry initially refused the kidney—until her husband and other son intervened.
- Girl Saves Kitten in Drain When Firefighters Couldn't: Firefighters were too big to rescue a kitten from a storm drain in Pennsylvania, but a 6-year-old girl proved to be just the right size. With mom's permission, of course.
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