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Heartwarming Stories About People Helping People

Jason English
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On Fridays, I usually post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark discussion in the comments. This week I'm still without power and most of my questions—"Is anyone hoarding gas they could lend me?"; "Can I come over with my laundry?"; "Do pickles go bad?"—are rather selfish and not really conversation-starters.

So today I want to hear positive stories about people helping each other in tough times. Doesn't have to be about Hurricane Sandy or even weather related. Make people feel good. Perhaps you'll inspire others to do something similar.

And is there anyone out there recovering from the storm who needs anything? Did everyone make it through OK? Maybe someone here can help. I have these pickles...