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Every neighborhood needs a hero – and these stories shine a light on those very people who bring joy, inspiration, and positivity to their community through everyday acts of kindness.

Animal Rescuer Rappels Into Drain Culvert to Save Exhausted Fawn

Animal rescuer Erica Miller rappels into drain culvert to rescue exhausted fawn. The fawn was eventually reunited with its mother, and the video of the rescue has gone viral with over 6 million views.

Autistic Boy Jumps for Joy When Police Officer Lets Him Tour Car

A five-year-old boy with autism who loves emergency vehicles and the sounds they make was given a special treat when a kindhearted police officer showed him around his vehicle and let him try out the sirens. The boy, Abel Aparicio, was with his mother when they encountered Officer Zandate of the Riverside Police Department. When Flor Aparicio mentioned to the officer that her son loves police vehicles, Officer Zandate went above and beyond, allowing Abel to sit in the car and explore.

Good Samaritan Firefighters Help Elderly Man With Lawn Mowing

Austin firefighters went above and beyond to help a 95-year-old resident mow his lawn after spotting him struggling. The firefighters quickly mowed the man's lawn, even though they were on their way to another non-urgent call. Their kind act was caught on video and has since gone viral.

Runner Helps Beached Dolphin Back To Sea

A selfless runner who discovered a beached dolphin during a race stopped to dramatically push it back to sea.

Kind-Hearted Firefighters Surprise Blind WWII Veteran By Painting Home

This blind World War II veteran was left in shock after a group of kind-hearted firefighters arrived at his doorstep one morning to paint and repair his home.

Passerby Rescues Man And Dog From River

Kind-hearted passerby rescues a dog and his owner from a river moments before they were about to drown

Baby Aardvark Saved By CPR

A quick thinking zookeeper helped save the life of an adorable newborn aardvark.