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Today, I found out that the autistic boy who lives next door tells everyone I’m his best friend. I usually only go out of my way to spend time with him once a month. MMT

#11550 (2) - Nov 9, 2010 by anonymous - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1798) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today, my two sons who were always on the honor roll in grade school work for my other son who was always in detention for skipping class. MMT

#11548 (4) - Nov 9, 2010 by Jay - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1882) - No, that made me sleepy. (103)

Today, as my mom and I were crossing the road at a busy intersection, a drunk driver ran the red light heading straight for us. And just as I saw my whole life flash before my eyes, a car driving the other way through the intersection t-boned the car at the last second and prevented it from hitting us. MMT

#11542 (4) - Nov 8, 2010 by thankful - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2099) - No, that made me sleepy. (68)

Today at 7:30AM, my best friend gave both of her parents a hug before she left for school. At 7:30PM, she was asked to identify their bodies. MMT

#11541 (4) - Nov 8, 2010 by sorry - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (3157) - No, that made me sleepy. (43)

Today, my teacher told the class that we are all entitled to our own opinions, but that you never hear of anyone paralyzed and bound to a wheelchair complaining that they are against stem cell research. MMT

#11503 (16) - Nov 7, 2010 by Anno - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1192) - No, that made me sleepy. (178)

Today, two days after I screamed at my daughter for rear-ending another vehicle, I rear-ended another vehicle for the first time in my life. MMT

#11501 (0) - Nov 7, 2010 by Clementine - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (808) - No, that made me sleepy. (514)

Today, during a talent show at my high school an autistic girl sang, “Stand By Me.” In the middle of the song she got flustered and forgot the lyrics. Almost simultaneously, the entire audience of students stood up and started singing the lyrics and helped her through the rest of the song. She had the biggest smile on her face and took a bow. MMT

#11481 (1) - Nov 6, 2010 by SilverTape - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (2287) - No, that made me sleepy. (47)

Today, a 12 year old boy died in a house fire near my neighborhood. After he pulled his mom to safety, he ran back into the burning house for his 5-month-old baby sister. MMT

#11468 (2) - Nov 6, 2010 by Morrigan - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2577) - No, that made me sleepy. (24)

Today, in my San Francisco office, I received a FedEX package containing my Nikon camera that I lost in Key West last week. Accompanying the camera was a note that read, “Found your camera on the beach. Looked though the pics, recognized the hotel you were staying at, saw the pic you pointing at your room number, biked to the hotel but you had already checked out, got your name from the front desk (no phone # listed), Googled you, found you, biked to FedEX.” MMT

#11457 (12) - Nov 5, 2010 by Kev - Happy - Yes, that made me think too! (5720) - No, that made me sleepy. (33)

Today, another cancer patient of mine cried and begged me to let her die. MMT

#11445 (3) - Nov 5, 2010 by Doc A - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (2444) - No, that made me sleepy. (35)

Today on the bus ride to work, as we were stopped at an intersection we all witnessed a car and a motorcycle collide. The man sitting directly next to me jumped up, ran to the front of the bus, demanded to be let off, ran over to the motorcyclist and started performing CPR before the light turned green. MMT

#11420 (2) - Nov 4, 2010 by hopeurokay - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1386) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, in the midst of our sorrow, my wife and I realized how much our son Justin was loved. He passed away last Thursday and our family has been struggling to pool enough money for a formal funeral. But today we received an unexpected cash donation from all of his friends and schoolmates that more than covers the bill. MMT

#11418 (2) - Nov 4, 2010 by R.I.PJustin - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1598) - No, that made me sleepy. (22)

Today, I work fulltime as a rescue worker in Africa. During one of our food deliveries this afternoon, I watched a young boy break an ear of corn in half - his only food for the entire day - and place half of it in his little sister’s hands. MMT

#11410 (2) - Nov 3, 2010 by youngspender - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1318) - No, that made me sleepy. (46)

Today, after the accident, at the very last minute, their 8-year-old daughter suddenly became the heart donor that saved my 8-year-old daughter’s life. MMT

#11402 (20) - Nov 3, 2010 by Mari - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1380) - No, that made me sleepy. (30)

Today, exactly four months after giving birth to a beautiful baby girl I never thought I could have, I am back in a hospital for cancer treatment, and lying here wondering if I will live to hear her first words. MMT

#11398 (7) - Nov 2, 2010 by Mollay - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1688) - No, that made me sleepy. (25)

Today, after I was arrested for public intoxication again, my only son told me that if I wasn't his father he would have nothing to do with me. MMT

#11397 (3) - Nov 2, 2010 by Anon - Sad - Yes, that made me think too! (1290) - No, that made me sleepy. (68)

Today, as I felt our daughter squirm around in my stomach, I thought about how upset you were that you wouldn't be here when she was born. And I realized how much you're really giving up as you begin your first tour in Afghanistan. MMT

#11390 (16) - Nov 2, 2010 by STARSTRUK - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1102) - No, that made me sleepy. (50)

Today at the supermarket, just after my boyfriend broke my heart, she walked up behind me, pulled gently on my jeans just below my knee, looked up at me with the biggest, brightest brown eyes, smiled and said, “You’re so pretty.” That little girl was my hero today. MMT

#11385 (2) - Nov 1, 2010 by KateY - Inspiring - Yes, that made me think too! (1804) - No, that made me sleepy. (69)

Today, I'd rather have my parents get divorced because I know they'd both be so much happier if they did. They have been at each other’s throats for years, and even admitted to staying together for me and my sister. They think it makes us happy. They think it makes us normal. But all it does is tear us to pieces. MMT

#11374 (13) - Nov 1, 2010 by avecc - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1322) - No, that made me sleepy. (74)

Today, I realized the happiest face I usually see all day at the office belongs to the office janitor. He’s always smiling, whistling happy tunes, greeting people, holding doors open for others, etc. And he has thanked me several times over the last year for “giving him such a great opportunity to work here.” MMT

#11373 (2) - Oct 31, 2010 by RD - Miscellaneous - Yes, that made me think too! (1396) - No, that made me sleepy. (36)

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