Welcoming Ukrainian Refugees: 13 Stories That Will Renew Your Faith in Humanity
Instead of waiting to figure out the "right" way to help, these people are leaping into action to help Ukrainian refugees in the most beautiful ways.
These Four People Were Faced with Death and Lived to Tell Their Stories
When faced with certain death, you need bravery, determination, and plenty of luck.
I Was Stalked with an Apple AirTag—Here’s What I Wish I’d Known
Tech aimed at making our lives easier is now the perfect stalking tool—and it's terrifying.
This Expert Skier Survived Two Avalanches After Hitting the Slopes
Caught in a massive avalanche and buried alive under a blanket of snow, Ken Scott knew death was just a...
13 Powerful Things Surviving a Terrorist Attack Taught Me About Life
Here's how I learned to see the good in a world that can seem, at times, to be horrifically evil.
I Survived 9/11—These Are the 13 Questions Young People Ask Me the Most
Twelve-years-old at the time of the attack, the author survived, and so did her family—but she soon realized 9/11 was...
9/11 Survivor Stories: Twists of Fate That Saved These People’s Lives
These stories will leave you speechless.
A California Wildfire Burned Everything This Rancher and His Family Had Built for Years
After a wildfire swept through the land where his family raised their cattle for more than a century, a...
After My Son Fell Down a Waterfall, a Stranger Stepped in to Help Us
The incredible story of how a stranger's quick actions helped a mother through one of the most terrifying moments of...
How an 18-Year-Old Helped Save a Hiker Who Fell 75 Feet Off a Mountain Cliff
An 18-year-old went on a hike with his mom—and returned home a hero. Here's how his quick actions saved...
This Teacher Saved a Grandmother’s Life Thanks to Virtual School at Home
“If it wasn’t for them,” said Phillips, “I wouldn’t be here.”
When a Medevac Plane Couldn’t Land Because the Runway Lights Were Out an Entire Village Used T...
“Any time a plane flies over that late, you know something is wrong.”
What It Was Like to Escape a Wildfire In the Middle of the Night
Two retirees recount their narrow escape from their home during a wildfire in Oregon.
A Group of Teens on Their Surf Boards Saved Two Swimmers from Drowning
Two swimmers struggle for their lives until a group of teens arrive on their boards.
This Woman Almost Lost Her Leg Due to an Ant Bite
After an ant bite, a woman with type 1 diabetes was told she needed an amputation. Here's how doctors were...
This Man Was Superfit When He Got COVID-19—And Then He Lost His Leg
After a severe COVID-19 diagnosis, a personal trainer is left in a wheelchair after having his right leg and left...
This Woman Was Trapped in Her Car on an Embankment for Days Before Concerned Neighbors Found Her
Trapped in her car down an embankment, Corine began to lose hope...
After a Horrible Car Crash, Her Odds of Survival Were Just 100 to One
A car crash left Molei Wright functionally decapitated. Even if her body survived, her mind might never be the same.
This Man Broke 15 Bones When He Fell into a Glacier—Here’s How He Survived
He knew that if he couldn't climb out, that crack in the ice would become his grave.
How This Quadriplegic Man Learned How to Move His Limbs…with His Mind
Ian Burkhart was the first quadriplegic to regain control of his body using his thoughts.
How I Escaped from Cuba in 1969 in the Wheel Well of a Jet
This RD classic from 50 years ago tells the thrilling story of a teen who made a daring escape...
Here’s How I Survived a Shark Attack
Mike Coots was surfing with his buddies near his home in Kauai when he was attacked by a shark. He...
When 20 Miners Became Stranded in an Elevator Shaft, One Man Transported Them All to Safety
Below the trapped miners was an empty elevator shaft, 2,000 feet deep....
How a Boy Scout Nearly Drowned to Fight Racism in His Troop
One Moth storyteller explains the courage it took to accomplish what no one thought he could.
5 Split-Second Decisions People Made That Saved Their Own Lives
Kidnapped at gunpoint? Cornered by a mountain lion? Stranded in a snowstorm? These everyday people saved their own lives with...
This 92-Year-Old Man Was Still an Accomplished Hiker—But Then He Went Missing
It wasn’t the first time Bill McDonnell had blazed his own trail...
In a Freak Accident, This Woman Was Shot in the Neck with an Arrow and It Ended Up Saving Her Life
After a backyard accident almost kills her, a Texas woman is taken on a miraculous medical journey.
This Man Beheaded a Snake—And It Still Bit Him
When Jeremy Sutcliffe decapitated the poisonous rattler threatening his wife, he assumed that would be the end of it. He...
When This Farmer’s Leg Got Caught in an Auger, He Grabbed a Pocketknife and Did the Unthinkabl...
With his leg caught in the sharp, whirling teeth of a gigantic corn conveyor and no one around to hear...