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Halloween Delight: Fright Night Lights

Halloween Delight: Fright Night Lights

Every year, about this time, Brandon Bullis and his family from Virginia in the US create a spook-tacular Halloween light show on their house. The Edwards Landing Lights, as they h ...

Adorable Panda Kindergarten Opening Ceremony

Adorable Panda Kindergarten Opening Ceremony

Is there anything cuter than a panda? A baby panda! And what's even cuter than a baby panda? FIFTEEN baby pandas! Last weekend, fifteen pandas cubs were inducted into the Chengdu R ...

Pumpkin: It’s a… Raccoon’s Life?

Pumpkin: It’s a… Raccoon’s Life?

Pumpkin the raccoon has become something of a celebrity, a beloved star of Instagram. Last year, when she was just a month old, she fell out of a tree and into Rosie Kemp’s back ga ...

Girl, 5, Happily Donates Stem Cells to Save Twin’s Life

Girl, 5, Happily Donates Stem Cells to Save Twin’s Life

Brotherly and sisterly love. It's a wonderful thing to behold, especially in young children - and it even has the power to save your life. Bradley and his sister Charlotte - or Cha ...

Syrian Refugee Family Overwhelmed by Generosity

Syrian Refugee Family Overwhelmed by Generosity

Gissur Simonarson is an activist from Iceland residing in Oslo, Norway and the founder of Conflict News. Thanks to a picture he shared on social media, a family from Syria can get ...

The Girl Who Just Keeps Giving Back

The Girl Who Just Keeps Giving Back

Olivia Allen is only 10 years old and if you ask her what she is going to be when she grows up, the list includes everything from fashion designer to mathematician and actress to n ...

Barber Cuts Kids’ Hair for Free as They Read to Him

Barber Cuts Kids’ Hair for Free as They Read to Him

If you can encourage kids to read, then you're all right by us. And with children all over the world getting ready to go back to school, Courtney Holmes in Dubuque in Iowa has come ...

Moscow’s Cinema for the Homeless

As you should know by now, we're all for schemes that help out those less fortunate than ourselves. Over the last couple of months, we've told you about a variety of ideas from all over the world that are helping others in one way or another. In Canada, For the Love of Laundry enables people to wash and dry their clothes for free. Two women in Texas turned to crowdfunding to pay for the funeral of a local h ...

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World Donates Books to Boy with Love of Reading

A true love of reading is not all that common, so when you recognise it in someone - especially a child - you should nurture it and help it grow. Ron Lynch, a postman from Sandy, Utah, in the US, did just this when he came across a child with such a passion for reading that he would happily read through ads and junk mail. Last Thursday, Rob was delivering mail to an apartment complex when he saw 12-year-old ...

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Salt-Powered Lamp to Light Developing World

As you may know, around 80% of the world has access to electricity. But what of the remaining 20%? There are some places where main lines electricity just isn't feasible. Take the Philippines, for example, which is made up of more than 7,000 islands. Combined with their tropical maritime climate making it hot and humid, the area is prone to extreme weather and, therefore, natural disaster - you may remember ...

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Tiny Houses for Families in Need

In a world where more and more families are struggling to find affordable housing, one former priest and his family are trying to make a difference. At the moment, former priest Nathan Monk, his wife Tashina, and their three children are living in a rental home in Florida that’s about 365m² (1,200ft²). But the family of five is going to be moving into a tiny home of only 91.5m², or 300 square foot. “But why ...

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The Streets Barber – Clean Cut, Clean Start

You know how when you leave the hairdressers you feel like a million dollars? Imagine how it would make you feel if you hadn't been able to get a haircut for months, or even years, because you have been living on the streets. One barber in Melbourne, Australia, has been trying to give homeless people a fresh start. He spends his only day off a week giving out free haircuts - and sometimes even treating his ...

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Women Crowdfund Homeless Man’s Funeral

Duc Van Tran was a regular feature beneath one of the overpasses in Houston, Texas. According to the locals, Duc never asked for help or money and just went about minding his own business. No one really knew much about him, and that's thought to be down to a possible language barrier. Whatever Duc's situation was, though, he was part of the community, and some of the residents would bring him food, drink, a ...

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Boy’s Dragon T-shirts Raise Money for Autism

Santino Stagliano from Philadelphia is only 10 years old and already owns a global non-profit business. So, what's his story? Santino has autism, diagnosed at the age of five, and for years he found socialising and loud environments difficult to deal with. He wasn't very verbal and he wasn't one for hugs. Back in April, Santino hadn't had a good day. To help cheer him up, his parents gave him a plain white ...

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Brave Boys Rescue Babies from Burning Building

Imagine you are casually sat on your sofa, playing computer games or watching videos on YouTube when you smell smoke. Glancing out of your window, you see your neighbour's house is on fire. What do you do? Two boys from Oakland in Florida were chilling out at the start of their summer holidays when they smelled something odd. Jeremiah Grimes, 11, and 10-year-old Isiah Francis rushed to the window to try and ...

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Teenager Feeds the Hungry of America

All it takes is one little seedling to feed a whole lot of people, something that one green-thumbed teenager found out and built on to feed the hungry of America. Katie Stagliano, 16 from South Carolina, was nine when her teacher gave her a cabbage seedling as part of a school project. She didn’t really have a passion for gardening, but she planted her seedling in the back garden and watered it every day. B ...

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For the Love of Laundry – and Helping Others

If you've ever been through hard times - which most of us have, at some point - you might have considered helping people who are in that same situation you managed to survive. That’s what Melissa Power from Ontario in Canada wanted to do, and she came up with a wonderful way of doing it. Once a single mother, Melissa was struggling to make ends meet. She had such little money that she often had to choose be ...

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