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Today, I saw a truck driver pull his 18 wheeler out of a gas station and momentarily block four lanes of traffic on a busy road in Miami just so an elderly couple in wheelchairs could safely cross the road. The elderly man made a truck honk signal as they reached the other side of the road and the trucker honked twice before driving away. MMT

#12316 (0) - Jan 18, 2011 by KP - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1819) - No, that made me sleepy. (38)

Today, I received the first payment from his $600,000 life insurance fund and spent most of it this afternoon on depression therapy. MMT

#12315 (3) - Jan 18, 2011 by anon - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1045) - No, that made me sleepy. (101)

Today, for the first time in a few years, I saw the homeless man that used to sleep in the alleyway near my office. He is now an auto mechanic at a local auto shop and he fixed my car. When he recognized me, he thanked me for the clothes and blankets I brought him years ago. When I went to pay, he said, “It’s on the house.” So I tipped him $200. MMT

#12282 (3) - Jan 17, 2011 by kee - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1881) - No, that made me sleepy. (49)

Today, after my daughter saved her friend's life, I realized that no 13-year-old should have to devote 4 hours in the middle of the night to trying to prevent a friend/classmate from committing suicide. Not at their age... MMT

#12281 (19) - Jan 17, 2011 by jo - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1959) - No, that made me sleepy. (52)

Today, my son brought me my Prozac and begged me to take him to the park and play catch. I didn’t take the pills, but I took him to the park. It made me smile for the first time all week. MMT

#12280 (4) - Jan 16, 2011 by anon - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1313) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

Today, when I heard them talking about me behind my back (literally) in algebra class I got upset. And just when I was about to turn around in my desk and say something I realized they were talking about how much they liked my new hair style. MMT

#12279 (0) - Jan 16, 2011 by NoMore - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (982) - No, that made me sleepy. (191)

Today, the homecoming queen (and valedictorian candidate) at our school is dating a boy who is paralyzed from the waist down. They’ve been dating for almost two years now. MMT

#12278 (1) - Jan 15, 2011 by Fran - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1505) - No, that made me sleepy. (179)

Today was a day I thought would never come. I’ve had a crush on him for 8 years and today he finally kissed me. MMT

#12277 (3) - Jan 15, 2011 by AnonGirl - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (1999) - No, that made me sleepy. (934)

Today, my 6-year old son told me he spent time this morning with his new friend, Joey. He told me that the two of them talked about how different people look, what the school looks like, what the sky looks like, what birds look like, etc. “Why did you spend time discussing that?” I asked. “Because Joey is blind,” my son replied. MMT

#12276 (1) - Jan 14, 2011 by gabriella - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2295) - No, that made me sleepy. (31)

Today, if I had gone back to sleep when I saw his number, he'd be dead. MMT

#12275 (2) - Jan 14, 2011 by FIBRA - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2005) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today, like he has numerous times over the last 3 years, my grandfather proposed to my grandmother who has Alzheimer’s and sometimes struggles to remember who he is. MMT

#12274 (1) - Jan 13, 2011 by farrah4 - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2125) - No, that made me sleepy. (37)

Today after school, Pat, a skinny punk kid with blue hair, punched my ex-boyfriend (a pretty big football player) about 5 seconds after my ex slapped me across the face in the school parking lot. My ex fell to the ground totally stunned as Pat walked me safely to my car. MMT

#12273 (7) - Jan 13, 2011 by dizzy - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2495) - No, that made me sleepy. (81)

Today, on my Delta flight I was sitting behind a young U.S. Marine. After we landed as we were walking off of the plane he called his mom on his cell phone and said, "I'm home, Mom! I’m finally home!" He had the biggest smile on his face. MMT

#12272 (0) - Jan 12, 2011 by kodyy - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (3073) - No, that made me sleepy. (102)

Today, lying in his hospital bed, my father calmly comforted me and tried to ease my broken heart about his impending demise to pancreatic cancer. MMT

#12271 (1) - Jan 12, 2011 by Anonymous - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1057) - No, that made me sleepy. (45)

Today, my daughter cried as her two best friends shaved their heads so she wouldn't have to be bald alone. MMT

#12270 (1) - Jan 11, 2011 by LAkidd - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2932) - No, that made me sleepy. (32)

Today, my best friend’s husband was killed in Iraq while serving his 2nd tour of duty for the US Army. He died trying to save two children from a building that was wired with a bomb. MMT

#12269 (0) - Jan 11, 2011 by mag - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1643) - No, that made me sleepy. (40)

Today, after I buried my 19-year-old cat’s body in my backyard at 9AM this morning, my 11-year-old dog who grew up his whole life around my cat sat beside my cat’s grave for the rest of the day until I called him inside for the night. MMT

#12253 (1) - Jan 10, 2011 by louney - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (2640) - No, that made me sleepy. (55)

Today, my boyfriend and I went to the county fair, rode the Ferris wheel, ate candy corn and then he won me a stuffed teddy. We were celebrating my 80th birthday. MMT

#12252 (5) - Jan 10, 2011 by stillliving - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (4346) - No, that made me sleepy. (90)

Today, when I told my father who has been blind for the last year due to cataracts and old age that I couldn’t imagine not being able to see my wife every day, he smiled and said, “At our age, what can be seen on the outside doesn’t matter. Your mom and I have been together so long, and I know her so well, I still see the woman I love every day.” MMT

#12236 (1) - Jan 9, 2011 by wow - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1515) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, 5 years after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and 4 years after my Uncle cheated on her and divorced her during her battle with chemo therapy, my Aunt is 100% cancer free and remarried to another amazing cancer survivor. MMT

#12235 (1) - Jan 9, 2011 by Chosen - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1471) - No, that made me sleepy. (42)

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