Heroes

Pilot Buys Pizzas For Passengers Grounded By Storm

Pilot Buys Pizzas For Passengers Grounded By Storm

Stuck and foodless in Wyoming, Captain Gerhard Bradner bought pizza for 160 passengers

An airline pilot ordered pizza to go for a plane of 160 passengers when the plane was diverted to another state because of weather and sat for two hours. Read More »

Alaska Firefighters Rescue Five Wolf Pups After Massive Wildfire

Alaska Firefighters Rescue Five Wolf Pups After Massive Wildfire

Pups were suffering after savage porcupine attack

Alaska firefighters rescued five wolf pups after a devastating wildfire on the Kenai Peninsula earlier this week. Read More »

Air Force Vet's Wife Pays Firefighters' $123 Grocery Bill

Air Force Vet's Wife Pays Firefighters' $123 Grocery Bill

Leaving groceries to answer an emergency call, they came back to find them paid for.

An anonymous Air Force wife paid for the Memorial Day weekend groceries of some firefighters in Vacaville, Calif. Station 71 already has paid it forward. Read More »

Thanks, Mom, For Showing Me How It's Done

Thanks, Mom, For Showing Me How It's Done

Wrapping up our celebration of moms on Mother's Day

My mother spent her entire career working for one family-owned company. Despite life's curveballs, she shows up every day. Read More »

How I Learned Creative Resilience From My Mother

How I Learned Creative Resilience From My Mother

A weeklong AOL Jobs celebration of moms and their work

How a mother of the early twentieth century serves as a mentor to her daughter navigating the world of the twenty first century. Read More »

Off-Duty TSA Worker A Hero After Saving Woman Who Fell On Subway Tracks

Off-Duty TSA Worker A Hero After Saving Woman Who Fell On Subway Tracks

'I wasn't even thinking about putting myself in danger'

An off-duty Chicago transit worker credits good training with the successful rescue of a woman who had fallen onto the tracks. Read More »

911 Operator Saves Her Father's Life -- Her First Day On The Job

The voice on the other end was familiar

A new 911 operator gets a call from her aunt because her father has gone into diabetic shock. A cool head and good training help save her dad's life. Read More »

From Domino's Pizza Delivery to Life Saver

From Domino's Pizza Delivery to Life Saver

Gary Lucas answered cry for help and kept man from dying

A Domino's pizza driver went off shift and unexpectedly became a hero as he gave a dying man CPR while getting step-by-step directions from a 911 operator. Read More »

Texas Cop's Playful Act of Kindness Makes Him 10-Year-Old's Hero

Speaking the universal language of football

A Texas police sergeant made a worldwide impression when his dash cam captured a spontaneous football throw with a lonely 10-year-old boy and it went viral. Read More »

Ellen DeGeneres's Gift to Firefighters Raises Ethics Questions

Ellen DeGeneres's Gift to Firefighters Raises Ethics Questions

Received warm gift for rescuing dog from icy Charles River

Four Boston firefighters were forced to return tickets for a Caribbean cruise because the value of the gift exceeded $50. Read More »

Home Depot Worker Saves Baby's Life

Home Depot Worker Saves Baby's Life

Alaska employee Chris Strickland displays heroism on the job

Alaska Home Depot employee Chris Strickland saves the day and catches falling baby. Read More »

Career Path of Mandela: He Never Gave In and Created His Destiny

Career Path of Mandela: He Never Gave In and Created His Destiny

Nelson Mandela did not set out to become a champion of freedom

A look at the working life of young Nelson Mandela, and his determination to create his own destiny. Read More »

'They Were So Beautiful. He Was So Tanned': A Reporter Covering The JFK Motorcade Looks Back

'They Were So Beautiful. He Was So Tanned': A Reporter Covering The JFK Motorcade Looks Back

Bob Huffaker was a 27-year old television broadcaster for CBS outlet KRLD

Any American who was alive on Nov. 22, 1963, remembers where he was that day. This is the story of a worker who bore witness to the assassination of JFK. Read More »

Feel-Good Friday: Operating Room Dance-Off

Staff at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco follow lead of their patient

Joy in the face of a life-and-death procedure; a dance-off in the OR. Read More »

Donald Trump Gives $10,000 Gift To Hero Bus Driver

Heroism in the workplace often goes unrecognized. But Donald Trump decided to give $10,000 to one bus driver who helped convince a woman not to commit suicide. Read More »

Cop's Puppy Gift Lifts Spirits of Fire-Stricken North Carolina Family

Gift raises children out of depression

A family whose pit bulls perished in a fire were given a new puppy by a North Carolina officer who took sympathy with their loss. Read More »

Texas Police Officer Gets Shot And Still Manages To Arrest Assailant

Ann Carrizales was shot while making a routine traffic stop

Ann Carrizales was working the overnight shift Saturday for the Stafford Police Department. And she managed to fight through gunshots to make an arrest. Read More »

Nation's First One-Armed Officer Graduates From Police Academy

Inspires others to go for it

New Cowan police officer Jerod Bradford overcame a disability to achieve his dream job. Read More »

Florida Cop Gives Admitted Shoplifter $100 To Buy Groceries

Shoplifter Jessica Robles said she was unable to feed three children

Cops are paid to uphold the law. But Florida police officer Vicki Thomas decided to help Jessica Robles, a shoplifter who said she couldn't feed her children. Read More »

Walmart Worker Fired After Helping Woman Under Attack In Parking Lot

Walmart Worker Fired After Helping Woman Under Attack In Parking Lot

30-year old Kristopher Oswald acted when he saw a woman being beaten

if you're on a company break and see a woman being beaten up, the noble thing to do is step in. Kristopher Oswald says Walmart fired him for doing just that. Read More »

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