My Unsung Hero The My Unsung Hero series, from the Hidden Brain team, shares the stories about people whose kindness left a lasting impression on someone else.
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My Unsung Hero

Stories of people whose kindness left a lasting impression

Patricia Nieshoff and her son Edward, circa 2006. Patricia Nieshoff hide caption

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Patricia Nieshoff

This single mom was alone at the hospital with her son. Then a familiar face appeared

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Ken Wilcox felt hopeless. Then a simple act from a stranger changed his life. Ken Wilcox hide caption

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Ken Wilcox

A simple smile saved this man's life

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Rick Mangnall remembers the time he was helped after a serious car accident by two Hispanic men in an old white pickup track. Rick Mangnall hide caption

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Rick Mangnall

He was stranded after a serious car accident. Then an old white pickup pulled over

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Emily Rauschert (left) and Alice Claus. Alice Claus hide caption

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Alice Claus

They had 3 suitcases and faced 5 flights of stairs. That's when a stranger appeared

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Roxanne Olson and her dad Richard. Roxanne Olson hide caption

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Roxanne Olson

'I was broken and needed help': After her father died, a stranger stepped in

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Kathryn Fumie

An egg exploded in her face. The ride to the hospital made her feel safe

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Siblings Alex Yurgenson (left) and River Adams. River Adams hide caption

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River Adams

A refugee family was going hungry — until a fast food manager risked his job to help

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Mas Masumoto (left) and Shizuko Sugimoto in 2013. Mas Masumoto hide caption

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Mas Masumoto

A funeral home worker tracked down a family — and uncovered a decades-old secret

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Bethany Renfree and her daughters. Bethany Renfree hide caption

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Bethany Renfree

'You will make it': An anonymous neighbor stepped in when a single mom felt hopeless

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Ben Gomes and his mom, Thomasinha. Ben Gomes hide caption

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Ben Gomes

A stranger jumped into action when a 92-year-old started to get dragged by a car

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Julie Silverman had a very rare condition that went undiagnosed for years. Julie Silverman hide caption

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Julie Silverman

No one could figure out the cause of her cough. Then a nurse practitioner had an idea

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The way a dying baby girl was cared for in 1980 helped shape her approach to nursing

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Her fiancé started to struggle while swimming. Then she saw a surfer approaching

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Biar Kon hopes to one day start a non-profit to provide housing and social support for people living on the streets. Biar Kon hide caption

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Biar Kon

A stranger in Nairobi 'sowed a seed of kindness' that he carries with him today

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Aya McMillan says a gentle touch at the right moment was exactly what she needed. Aya McMillan hide caption

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She began to panic during a double biopsy. Then she felt a comforting touch

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He was stranded. A stranger offered help and a message: 'Today you, tomorrow me'

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