Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel interrupts a woman's job interview over the phone to give his personal recommendation.
A man rescues a beached baby dolphin, carrying it back into the ocean.
A world-class marathon runner slows down to help a disabled man open his bottle of water.
Pedestrians stop to help a dog tear-gassed during a demonstration.
A donation to an expecting couple whose home was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.
A college student gets on his hands and knees to serve as a human bench for an elderly woman.
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A crowd pushes against a train to rescue a stranger caught in the gap between the train and the platform.
A young man on his way to distribute bagels to the homeless.
This 82-year-old man charges one hug for a haircut and a shave.
Gilligan prevented a stranger's car from getting soaked during a storm.
A police officer handcuffs himself to a woman threatening to jump and saves her life.
A dry cleaner offers assistance to the employed.
A man spends his lunch break reading to a coworker who's unable to read.
This fireman risked his life to save her cat.
A store owner invites New Yorkers who lost power during Hurricane Sandy to change their phones.
When this police officer learned the Day Center was closed, he bought food for 20 people who had come there to eat.
A note from a Samaritan who bought new tires for a driver in need.
A man teaches his wife to read again as she recovers from a stroke.
A man made this offering in memory of his dog Phoebe.
A motorcyclist pulls over to help an elderly lady cross the street on a rainy day.
In Egypt, a young woman gives a reading lesson to a child street vendor.
An anonymous donor set out free flowers to spread the love on Valentine's Day.
"I saw this woman buy two meals at a street vendor and give this man one of the meals. She introduced herself and talked to him about his life. She was his equal and just wanted to express inclusion to a fellow human being." —Anonymous Observer
A parking officer takes pity.
Rugby star Brian O'Driscoll visits his smallest (and biggest) fan in the hospital.
An amazing trip to South Africa, where we got up close and personal with giants both wild and gentle
From an underwater waterfall in Mauritius Island to the isolated highlands in Iceland, these destinations will blow your mind
From a 15-cent burger to a dance craze that even caught on with little kids, here's the world we left behind about a half-century ago
15 iconic lunch boxes from the '50s and '60s
A road trip through Pennsylvania to Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece Fallingwater
A look at what developed many years later after these fascinating subjects were first photographed