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Michael Garcia
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Waiter Who Defended Boy With Down Syndrome Gives All Donations To Charity

Last month, Michael Garcia made a lot of people smile. The 45-year-old, who is a waiter at Laurenzo’s Restaurant in Houston, Texas, refused to serve a family who insulted Milo Castillo, a five-year-old with Down Syndrome, by suggesting that "special needs children need to be special someplace else."

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Spider man window washer
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Costumed Window Washers Are Real Heroes at Children’s Hospital

Superheroes are often used to cheer up kids who've been confined to the hospital. And while costumed do-gooders are always appreciated, a Pittsburgh-area window washing company thought of a novel way to make the experience even more memorable.

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Good Samaritan Wants to Deliver 20,000 Pizzas to Troops Overseas for Super Bowl

Your Super Bowl party will have a hard time “topping” the one Mark Evans is trying to put on.

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Scott Maloney
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Homecoming Nominees Gives Crown to Student with Neurological Disorder

Scotty Maloney's chances of being crowned homecoming king were slim. Among other things, the junior at Unionville Community High School in Bedford County, Tennessee wasn't even nominated for the award.

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Christian Bale Calls Up Young Batman Fan Suffering From Leukemia

Christian Bale is not exactly known for being the warmest and fuzziest of stars in Hollywood, but he’s sure doing his best to change that image.

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Waiter Refuses to Serve Customer Who Insulted Boy with Down Syndrome

Michael Garcia is a waiter, but he may want to add “hero” to his resume.

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Red Robin Kindly Gives Free Meal to Expectant Mom
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Kindly Red Robin Waiter Gives Free Meal to Expectant Mom

Christmas may have come and gone, but the spirit of giving is alive and well at Red Robin, where a pregnant woman recently got a free meal and a sweet note on her receipt from the restaurant's manager.

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‘Pay It Forward Chain’ at Tim Horton’s Lasts Three Hours

It all started when a customer at a Tim Horton's coffee shop in Winnipeg, Canada decided to spread some holiday cheer by also footing the bill for the next customer in line.

But instead of putting their money away, the customer who just got free coffee chose to use the cash on the next person in line. And, suddenly, an epic "pay it forward" chain had begun.

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Secret Santa Picks Up Family’s Walmart Bill

On the Friday before Christmas, Ruby Modlin was grocery shopping at Walmart with her family.

The Altoona, Iowa woman noticed that a man was following her around the store. Being a glass-half-filled type of gal Modlin figured it must be somebody who recognized her -- maybe from high school.

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Santa
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Real Life Santa Gives Presents to Kids Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Santa Claus is getting a jump on his rounds this year, thanks to Michael Sciaraffo.

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Happy Holidays! Man Gives Away Lottery Tickets to the Unemployed

Goodwill towards man has become goodwill towards the unemployed man this holiday in Spain.

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Golden Retrievers Help Newtown Mourners Deal With Their Grief

There is nothing anyone can do to take away the pain the community of Newtown, Connecticut is going through right now. But a charity group from Illinois is using man's best friend to provide a little comfort to those who are mourning the loss of life from last Friday's mass school shooting.

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Cop Wraps $100 Bill in Ticket
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Kindly Cop Wraps $100 in Traffic Ticket

When 25-year-old Hayden Carlo was recently pulled over in Plano, Texas, for an expired registration sticker on his car, he naturally got a ticket. But the cop who issued the citation also did something entirely unexpected -- he gave Carlo $100 so he could afford the registration fee.

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Lunch Lady Fired for Giving Free Lunches to Needy Student
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School Lunch Lady Fired for Giving Free Lunches to Needy Student

Given the time of year, you might think that helping the needy would be encouraged. But that's not what happened when 60-year-old school cafeteria worker Dianne Brame gave free lunches to a student who couldn't afford them. Instead, she was fired. 

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Barefoot Homeless Man in Viral Photo Isn't Really Homeless
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Barefoot Homeless Man in Viral Photo Isn’t Really Homeless, Officials Say

The story behind the inspirational viral photo of a NYPD police officer giving a pair of expensive boots to a barefoot homeless man continues to unfold. Earlier this week, we learned that Jeffrey Hillman was no longer wearing the boots for fear of his life and now it's come out that he isn't homeless at all.

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