Tag: Inspiring News

How Laura Became Jake Then Laura Again—And then Met Her Soulmate: ‘She’s a Beautiful Woman’

After Laura Perry Smalts became Jake, and then Laura again, she wanted to tell the world what it means to be a woman—at least to her. Who better to speak of womanhood than one who has questioned it deeply on a personal level and, through painful trials, found joy in it? She explained her epiphany….


Top Gun Founder Tells How He Started Elite Fighter Pilot School, Rewrote Book on Air-to-Air Combat

There’s no doubt fans of “Top Gun” were thrilled with Maverick’s silver screen comeback. But the real-life story behind that elite fighter pilot school is mind-blowing in equal measure. Or maybe way more mind-blowing. The Navy’s Advanced Fighter Weapons School (or Top Gun) was spearheaded in dire times during the Vietnam War by Dan Pedersen, 86, the…


VIDEO: Dad Surprises His Son at Football Practice After Returning Home From Overseas Deployment

In a tear-jerking moment, a military father surprised his 7-year-old son during football practice after returning home from an eight-month overseas deployment. Jordan Lee Newby from Louisville, who serves in the Air Force Air National Guard, had been deployed in Africa since December 2021, WLKY reported. On a mid-July night, Jordan had returned home and…


Mom Rescues Ethiopian Girl at Risk of Abduction by Satanist: ‘God Was in This Battle’

After adopting an orphaned boy who had escaped slavery in Ethiopia, a Tennessee mom began dreaming of a girl child. Coming across a photo of a 7-year-old orphan in need proved her dream had been a premonition, but after traveling back to Ethiopia to adopt the child, a battle began. The girl, named Favor, was withheld,…


‘This Pup Will Never Be Neglected Again’: NYPD Officer Adopts Dog She Rescued From a Hot Car

In a heartwarming rescue, an officer in New York has adopted a dog she helped save from a hot car in Manhattan. “This pup will never be neglected again,” NYPD 19th Precinct wrote in a tweet late July. (Courtesy of NYPD) According to a tweet from June 18, some good Samaritans called 911 after noticing an…


Photographer’s Grandson Digitizes Thousands of Vintage Shots Found in Closet From 50s, 60s, 70s—And Older

Rummaging through Herb’s closet, it becomes pretty clear: this man once owned a camera store. From that closet, Charlie Mackenbach, Herb’s grandson, exhumed case after case filled with tens of thousands of 35-millimeter film transparencies, each neatly packaged in a slide frame that fits in the palm of a hand. Herb had passed away. The…


VIDEO: Mother Owl Instantly Adopts 2 Orphaned Owlets After Her Own Eggs Don’t Hatch

A mother owl, whose own eggs failed to hatch, has delighted her rescuer by instantly adopting a pair of orphaned, wild owlets who fell from their nest. Wildlife artist and filmmaker Robert E. Fuller, from North Yorkshire, England, has been the caretaker of tawny owl pair Luna and Bomber for several years. “Bomber has lived in…


Concert Cellist Spends 100 Days Carving Cello From Scratch—And Its Sounds Will Give You Goose Bumps

After falling in love with the sound of the cello as a child, a Copenhagen-born cellist eventually decided to build one of her own from scratch. She gave herself 100 days to finish the complex task, and, with the support of the internet, realized her dream. Ida Riegels comes from a musical family. Her grandmother…


Sheriff ‘Hires’ New 11-Week-Old K9 Officer, Son of Explosives Detection Dog, Asks Public to Help Name Him

The Union County Sheriff’s Office was honored to announce its newest “employee,” an 11-week-old German shepherd—who currently has no name. On Facebook last week, the officers called for the public to join in choosing a handle for the nameless pooch, temporarily dubbed “Puppy Doe.” “After a considerable amount of internal time and effort, we cannot…


Woman Rescues 2 Baby Lynxes From Fur Farm, Raises Them With Horses, Foxes, and 15 Dogs

When a Russian animal lover learned that lynxes were still being bred for fur in her country, she rescued two of these cubs from a fur farm, raising them in her huge animal family of horses, foxes, and dogs. Today, the lynxes are healthy, tame, goofy, and very much part of the family. Anastasia Poznyak…