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Beachgoers Form Human Chain to Save Drowning Boy

If your morning commute on public transportation has you convinced that all people are basically terrible, you need to watch this video. Right. Now.

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Jim Joyce
Doug Pensinger, Getty Images
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Umpire Jim Joyce Saves Woman’s Life Before Hitting the Mound… No Big Deal

This isn't the first time baseball umpire Jim Joyce has been in the news. Two years ago, a famously blown call that cost Detroit’s Armando Galarraga a perfect game put him in the headlines. This week, however, he's better known as the hero who saved the life of a woman with a heart problem.

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Balloon Turtle
CNN
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Turtle Rescued From Being Duct-Taped to Balloons

Tying a bunch of balloons to a house makes a really sweet, heartwarming cartoon movie. Tying a bunch of balloons to a turtle, on the other hand, just makes you a giant jerk. But that didn't stop some horrible person in California from duct-taping a massive bunch of helium-filled balloons to a box turtle and releasing it into the air. Fortunately, the turtle was rescued and an investigation is underway.

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Girls and dog
CBS Atlanta
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Neighborhood Chihuahua Sniffs Out Lost Kids

We've all heard of rescue dogs, but we never thought this particular canine would end up saving the day.

Charley Pargo, 8, her little sister Lacey, 5, and her best friend Victoria Baker were taking their family dog Lucy for a walk down the cul-de-sac where they lived. When they got to the end of the street Lucy picked up a scent and pulled the girls into the woods.

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Firefighter rescues woman from burning building
Fox News
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Daring Firefighter Saves Woman From Burning Building, Then Saves Her Financials

A Philadelphia firefighter pulled a Superman-worthy stunt when he risked his own life rescuing a woman from a burning building, but his heroics extended far beyond that moment.

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Golden Retriever Rescues Boy
WCCO
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Hero Golden Retriever Rescues Missing Autistic Child

The parents of 5-year-old Scotty Meyer, who suffers from autism, were fear stricken when they realized their son had disappeared. The family officially reported him missing midday last Tuesday, convinced that he had slipped out of the house while their air conditioning was being repaired. Fortunately, he was found the next morning thanks to the help of one furry little guy on four legs -- an 8-year-old Golden Retriever named Autumn.

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Youtube
Youtube
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Real-Life Hero Rescues Child From a Burning Building

When a heroic passerby in New York City's Bronx neighborhood heard screams coming from a burning building, he rushed to the aid of a little boy trapped inside. It isn't everyday that someone gets a chance to be a real-life hero, and it's even rarer to catch such a daring rescue on video!

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Sariyah Michel
ABC
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Diaper Miraculously Saves Toddler From Drowning

Early Tuesday morning, a father, mother and 3-year-old daughter plunged into a lake in Florida while traveling in a car. Tragically, one parent died, but the baby may have survived because of her diaper.

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Crying Infant Doll Saves Family
MSNBC
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Crying Baby Doll Saves Family From Raging House Fire

Forget about Chucky. Now, it seems, dolls have decided to use their powers for good.

Christian Deason of Tennessee awoke at 3:30 a.m. on October 24 when an infant doll she was caring for as part of a school assignment began to cry. Deason realized at that moment that her house was being consumed by a raging fire.

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Mother Saves Children from Fire
ABC
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Cell Phone Video Captures Mom Saving Her Children From Burning Building

Two children are alive today because of a quick-thinking mom, who made the agonizing decision to drop them from a third-story window while a fire raged.

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daughter and mom
KTKR-TV Houston
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Two-Year-Old Girl Saves Mom’s Life by Using Cell Phone [VIDEO]

Larissa Taylor had no idea that her two-year-old daughter Lia knew how to use a cellphone. She was never taught, but it's a good thing she figured it out for herself.

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Averie
MSNBC
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4-Year-Old Girl Crawls Through Snow to Save Family

The pick-up truck 4-year-old Averie Carrion was riding in with her mother and one-year-old brother slid off an icy Iowa highway, flipping over into the snow.

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