The Most Heartwarming Parenting Stories of 2012

The Most Heartwarming Parenting Stories of 2012With our minds so heavily clouded from recent tragic events, it might be easy to start to view the world as a dark place where evil prevails, but like the popular meme making the rounds on Facebook and Pinterest, we need to look for the helpers.

The truth is that the good people far outweigh the bad, and together we can all make this world and our communities a better place to live.

So we decided to do a round-up of the most heartwarming stories covered here in 2012, in part to remind us all that every single day, we have people who go out of the way (and often place themselves in danger) just to help others. Others simply give it their all and overcome immense odds to accomplish their goals becoming proud examples for us all.

As a parenting writer for the past 12 years, I can tell you that these tales may not get as much coverage as the more shocking stories, but they are definitely  out there…because at our core, people are inherently good.

Click through these top ten heartwarming stories of 2012:

 

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