Restoring our faith in humanity
Kudos to the parents who turned their son's wheelchair into the most awesome Halloween costume.
These parents got tattoos of insulin pumps on their bellies so their diabetic son "wouldn't feel different."
A real princess
A security guard at the Magic Kingdom has an autograph book full of scribbles from kids. That would make anyone feel like a princess.
This is Scott Widak and he has Down syndrome and suffers from liver disease. He loves receiving mail, so his nephew posted his P.O. Box online and he's received more mail than he could ever wish for.
Dream come true
Gage Hancock-Stevens is blind and wanted to be a police officer. One cop made that dream happen.
Officer buys barefoot homeless man shoes
Jennifer Foster snapped this photo in Times Square on Nov. 14, 2012 when she saw this cop buy this homeless man a pair of shoes. Here's her account of what happened:
“Right when I was about to approach, one of your officers came up behind him. The officer said, ‘I have these size 12 boots for you, they are all-weather. Let’s put them on and take care of you.’ The officer squatted down on the ground and proceeded to put socks and the new boots on this man. The officer expected NOTHING in return and did not know I was watching*. I have been in law enforcement for 17 years. I was never so impressed in my life. I did not get the officer’s name. It is important, I think, for all of us to remember the real reason we are in this line of work. The reminder this officer gave to our profession in his presentation of human kindness has not been lost on myself or any of the Arizona law enforcement officials with whom this story has been shared.”
In Michigan, a soccer team gave their team manager with Down syndrome an opportunity to start. He was later carried off the field by his teammates in celebration.