It wasn’t all bad
A single mom in Florida worked overtime just so she could give a local robbery victim his lost $500. Charles Reynolds, 60, was already struggling financially when he was mugged after cashing his paycheck at a local Walmart. When Kari Diaz, who until recently had been living in low-income housing, heard about Reynolds’ plight, she decided to help—clocking 10-hour days at her job so she could replace the stolen check. “I know what it is to be poor,” says Diaz, who embraced Reynolds after handing him the cash at the police station.
Chandler Self was mere yards from the Dallas Marathon finish line when disaster struck. The 32-year-old doctor had been leading the pack for the final 8 miles of the 26.2-mile race when her legs started to buckle from exhaustion. Luckily, Ariana Luterman, a 17-year-old high school athlete who was anchoring her team’s relay, was there to lend a hand. Luterman helped Self to her feet several times and gently pushed the winner across the finish line: a display of sportsmanship that has since gone viral. “The only thing I could think of to do was to pick her up,” says Luterman, “so I picked her up.”