9 heartwarming news stories from 2017 that will restore your faith in humanity
Much of what the media report can seem negative or downright depressing.That's because two of the main objectives of journalists, especially those covering people in power, is to expose wrongdoing and shine a light on problems in society so they can be fixed.Advertisement
But it's also important to highlight the good that happens around the world - stories of triumph and courage, community and giving back.
This year was more divided than most, but Americans still came together to lift each other up. Here are nine heartwarming news stories from 2017:
A US marine surprises his mother with a trip home.
Homeless veteran gives his last $20 to help a stranded woman get home. In return, she raises nearly $400,000 for him.Advertisement
A 93-year-old Georgia man displays a photo on the table while eating lunch to honor his late wife.
The wife of a fallen soldier tracked down the owner of her husband's old car to buy and give it as a gift to her son for his 16th birthday.Advertisement
Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana recovers after being shot by a gunman.
After months of waiting, YouTube star April the giraffe finally gave birth to a healthy male calf.Advertisement
A wounded Las Vegas shooting victim fights his injuries to stand when Trump comes to shake his hand.
A Philadelphia man giving free haircuts to the homeless gets a free barbershop of his own — from a complete stranger.Advertisement
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