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Always Help your Fellow Man: how a random act of kindness turned into a viral Internet hit

Lewis Dediara is used to cycling around London with a mounted camera on his helmet. The 47 year-old started filming his daily commute two years ago after he was knocked off his bike for the second time. The cyclist always … Continue reading

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Quadriplegic Crosses 730 Miles of Australian Desert In A Wheelchair

Rob Cook, the first person to cross Australia’s Tanimi Desert in a wheelchair, has been awarded Local Hero of 2012 in Australia’s Northern Territory. Rob Cook, 30, is an Australian farmer who was rendered a C4 quadriplegic after a helicopter … Continue reading

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‘Total Stranger’ Defends Car From Riot Mob

Tory Pearson became an Internet sensation after footage of her defending a BMW from a riot mob was published on YouTube. Ms Pearson was filmed repeatedly fighting off hoards of rioting hockey fans, who rampaged through the Canadian city of … Continue reading

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Councilman Chases Down Horse Thieves

A UK Councilman did ‘more than his civic duty’ when he chased a horse thief for more than five miles. Alex Stevenson, a councillor in Derbyshire, UK, was in his Land Rover at a local market when two men ran … Continue reading

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Community Spirit Thrives on Remote New Zealand Island

When Stewart Island – a remote island off the far southern tip of New Zealand’s South Island – was left without electricity during an unseasonal snow storm, local store owners Jill Skerrett and Richard Wilson came to the rescue. The … Continue reading

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