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7-year-old recognized for helping to save mother who fell down flight of stairs in Union Co.

Officials recognized a 7-year-old boy for helping to save his mother who fell down a flight of stairs in Union County.

  8-year-old afraid of law enforcement forms unexpected friendship with Kershaw County deputy

  Superheroes make surprise visit to Levine Children’s Hospital

SC Education Lottery: They said ‘I do,’ then won big on a Lancaster County ticket.

  S.C. principal tells students to ‘Just Clean It’ in parody video

  ‘We all need to do what we can’ WBTV viewer pays for internet for family who relied on library hot spot

  New colorful fridges coming to Charlotte to help feed the hungry, bring community together

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  Parade for 4-year-old car enthusiast who feels a need for speed

CMPD officers help provide free haircuts, school supplies to Charlotte students

School resource officer rescues choking elementary school student in Union Co.

Adopted boy is on a mission to save old dogs who need a home: “I know how it feels not to be loved”

  Year-Up Charlotte connects graduates to high-quality jobs despite hardships of pandemic

  13-year-old boy saves money, donates over 300 backpacks to community

Cards sought for Roanoke woman celebrating 106th birthday

The cards will be presented to the birthday lady at a special party just for her.

  5-year-old S.C. hero honored for saving dad during medical emergency

5-year-old Jaxon Goodman was given an Honorary Commendation for Bravery from Sheriff Max Dorsey.

Trump praises S.C. deputy who saved infant’s life during traffic stop

President Donald Trump praised law enforcement officers, including a Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputy, during a Monday roundtable meeting at the White House.

Thomas Davis’ foundation gives $40,000 in college scholarships

Former Carolina Panther Thomas Davis and his Defending Dreams Foundation have awarded students with $40,000 in college scholarships.

  Firefighters surprise Harrisburg boy for his kindness

Librarian uses drones to deliver books to kids stuck at home due to coronavirus

Church pays off school lunch debt for more than 400 graduating seniors in Rock Hill

  A family surprises Iredell County first responders with a gift for saving relatives

  Salisbury book store owner giving away new books to fill Little Free Libraries

  Concerts during coronavirus? They’re happening for free with social distance in one CLT neighborhood

  Salisbury nursing home celebrates ‘Sunshine Day’ with parade for families and residents

Morning clouds and rain departed just in time for families and residents of Accordius Health on Statesville Boulevard in Salisbury to celebrate “Sunshine Day.”

  ‘Trying to do our little part.' Couple creates fundraiser to help families facing homelessness, spread hope in Charlotte

A Charlotte couple is taking action to help their community after they heard several reports of families getting evicted from hotels and apartments. Although North Carolina told landlords evictions aren’t allowed during the COVID19 pandemic, many families say the threat and fear of eviction was stil

  York County paramedic welcomed home after surviving serious case of COVID-19

First responders and members of the community celebrated as a paramedic with Piedmont Medical Center EMS was discharged from rehab after a serious bout with COVID-19.

  School food workers and bus drivers honored in Hickory

Food service workers for the Hickory City Schools took a short break Monday morning as officials and others honored them for their work during the COVID-19 crisis.

  President Trump honors Charlotte nurse and others at White House

A Charlotte nurse was honored by President Donald Trump Wednesday for her efforts to feed local healthcare workers.

  First day of ‘Feed Our Truckers’ fundraiser was success serving nearly 100 drivers

A group of people from Cabarrus County wanted to make sure truckers knew they were appreciated.

Law firm donates 400+ meals to local healthcare workers

The meals came from Candelario Saldana, with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, who initiated a #DinnerForHealthCareHeroes fundraiser.

  Rowan third-grader raises hundreds of dollars to buy supplies for healthcare workers

A third grader in Salisbury decided he wanted to do something to help during this coronavirus pandemic.

Winthrop alumni couple and infant son fight, recover from coronavirus

A couple, both graduates of Winthrop University, fought a battle against the coronavirus, along with their infant son - and all three have recovered.

  Lifelong friends team up to help feed truck drivers in Concord area

Two life-long friends from Concord are working together to help bring hot meals to truck drivers on the road. Drivers are facing challenges when it comes to eating on the road because of restrictions on restaurants due to COVID19. They can’t dine inside and they can’t physically go through the drive

  Get coffee, shop, help local business & addiction recovery all at one spot in Charlotte

Community Matters Cafe serving the Charlotte community.

  Mayor, church and community honor Hickory woman on her 100th birthday

Mayor Hank Guess even got involved, presenting a proclamation to the birthday girl declaring April 22 as Harriet Bannon Day in the City of Hickory.

  Former WBTV Good News reporter raising thousands for the hungry in lieu of birthday celebration

Instead of sending cards in the mail, she’s asking people to throw in a few dollars to help feed people in need.

  FedEx driver becomes hero after girl with special needs mistakes him for ice cream man

There are a lot of unsung heroes during the coronavirus pandemic, and now a FedEx driver with a big heart is being added to that ever-growing list.

People around the world are taking out their trash in formal wear and costumes – because where else is there to go?

. Now, it’s become a trend online to post photos and videos of doing the chore while dressed up in formal wear, costumes or silly outfits.

“SNL” star Michael Che pays rent for 160 public housing residents in building where his grandmother lived

“Saturday Night Live” star Michael Che says he will pay a month of rent for residents of the same New York City public housing building his late grandmother lived in.

John Krasinski is throwing a virtual prom for the class of 2020

Actor John Krasinski said he couldn't stand the thought of so many kids missing prom — so he's going to throw them one.

  Woman opens mail to find medical bills ‘paid in full’ by strangers

Paid in full for strangers medical bills around Charlotte area.

This is Carolina: Hamburger Joe’s empties its walls of dollar bills to give to employees

A new act of charity is sweeping restaurants across the country and Hamburger Joe’s in North Myrtle Beach has joined in.

  Monroe food pantry draws hundreds of families in need of groceries

Common Heart brought their weekly food pantry to the city, expecting over a thousand people to show up in what organizers anticipated would be their largest mobile pantry to date.

  Charlotte neighbors giving others a ‘sign’ that everything will be OK

If you are looking for “signs” that there is still kindness – and humor – all around, there are people out there nailing them to telephone poles.

  Millions in medical debt ‘paid in full’ by Charlotte church amidst coronavirus pandemic

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  Parade of Lights: First responders show unity, support for healthcare workers in Charlotte

A procession of first responder vehicles passed by the uptown-area hospitals with lights flashing and sirens on .

Man uses bucket truck to “visit" mom on third floor of retirement home amid coronavirus pandemic

The 45-year-old said his mom, Julie, has been going "stir crazy" inside her assisted living facility. So, he found a creative way to "visit" her.

  Local volunteers hold first CLT Give PPE drop-offs for healthcare workers

Dr. Natarajan knows firsthand how scarce protective medical gear is right now, so she decided to do something about it.

Oprah Winfrey donating $10 million to help Americans fight pandemic

Oprah Winfrey has announced she will be donating $10 million to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Concord family makes meals, delivers them to those who are shut in during COVID-19 pandemic

In the midst of all the apprehension and fear over the coronavirus pandemic, there are some shining examples of neighbor helping neighbor.

  Student-grown vegetables donated to local organization to help with coronavirus

Fresh, healthy produce grown by students was donated to a local cause looking to address food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic.

Food Lion donating $3.1 million to help those in need during pandemic

Food Lion will be donating $3.1 million to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Good Kitchen donates 35K lunches to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina

The Good Kitchen, a Charlotte based fully-prepared meal company, is donating 35,000 meals for children who are missing lunches due to the current school closures and seniors in need of meals.

‘Uniquely sassy.’ 101-year-old Salisbury resident cheery after community gift

Gay, who resides at Trinity Oaks Health and Rehab, received her request thanks to the community.

  Neighbors hold birthday parade for N.C. 10-year-old who couldn’t have party

A group of families from Salisbury Academy went above and beyond Thursday to wish a young man happy birthday while honoring social distancing restrictions.

  Just saying thanks: Mooresville pizza joint to offer free pizza for healthcare workers

At Alino Pizzeria, located at 500 S. Main Street, healthcare workers will be given a free whole Margherita or Sorrento pizza.

Restaurant owners appreciate landlord’s advice to ‘pay employees’ instead of rent

Young Investment Company announced Tuesday night on social media it would “not expect its restaurant tenants to pay April rent.”

Kids wish a happy 93rd birthday to woman who waves at their school bus every day

Last week, the kids and their bus driver wanted to do something special before she turned 93 that weekend — so they surprised her with a sweet birthday message.

  Fort Mill, S.C. middle schoolers give bus drivers $750 surprise tip

Gold Hill Middle School choir and band students were riding back from a trip to Disney World last week when they learned it would likely be the last job for their charter bus drivers Ron and Rick for a while.

Family finds way to visit grandmother at nursing home during coronavirus restrictions

The family of Lori Fuller visited their 92-year-old grandmother by standing outside the window of her room at Autumn Care in Salisbury.

N.C. deputies ‘arrest’ woman on her 100th birthday, letting her check item off bucket list

Lights and sirens were on as the deputies took the birthday girl from the assisted living facility to the jail.

Charlotte firefighter’s son beats cancer, department celebrates

The department tweeted a heartwarming video Saturday afternoon showing Brody, the son of Charlotte Firefighter Erin Rickards, ringing the bell to celebrate his victory in the battle with cancer.

  Man reunites with Salisbury firefighters who rescued him after 75 ft. fall from bridge

Salisbury firefighters rescued him from the dirt bank he was laying in after he fell 75 feet. He had pulled over his FedEx truck to help a stranded motorist when he mistook the bridge for a median and jumped.

  Huntersville Police dog offering ‘free kisses’ for Valentine’s Day

The Huntersville Police Department posted a photo of K-9 Igor on Facebook Friday offering some “free kisses.”

WATCH: Astronaut welcomed home by excited pooch after a year in space

A NASA astronaut and NC State graduate returned home from a record-breaking stay in space recently, and none could be happier to see her than her dog.

  CMPD gifts mother a new car, helps family move into apartment through emergency needs fund

Up until recently, Chakira and her two children were homeless. She said it happened after the unexpected tragic passing of her older sister, which started a spiral into hard times.

  Operation Warm provides free winter coats for every student at Kannapolis elementary school

A group called Operation Warm was formed more than 20 years ago with the goal of providing coats for kids, and on Tuesday they gave out more than 500 coats at Forest Park Elementary School in Kannapolis.

  Woman giving free hugs on nationwide mission to spread love and happiness

“People need human connection and they’re deprived of it. It just makes them happier and then that spreads on to the next person. It’s like a ripple effect of love and happiness.”

  Charlotte car dealership offers place to park at night, if you’re living in your car

The manager thought about the time his family was in a similar situation. A rental fell through when they first moved to Charlotte, and they were homeless for 30 days.

Daycare surprises soldier returning from Middle East as he picks up his 5-year-old daughter

Robbie Martin got quite the surprise Thursday afternoon.

103 year-old visits great great grandaughter for 103rd day of school

Ms. Seaton shared stories of how things have changed in the last century with Isabella and her classmates.

Gaston County woman reunited with her biological family

This was a wonderful story about a Gaston County woman who when facing several medical diagnoses, was prompted to start asking questions about her biological parents.

  Man mowing lawns across America teaches S.C. pre-schoolers to ‘give before they receive’

Rodney Smith Jr. has traveled across the country to serve people in all 50 states by mowing their lawns.

  10-year-old Charlotte boy saves money to help the homeless in his community

This year, he raised enough money to buy more than 300 gifts.

Anonymous donor pays off Effingham Co. Middle School lunch debt

For the second time in less than a month, an anonymous donor has paid off all lunch debt at an Effingham County school.

Animal Care & Control waives some adoption fees to honor Luke Kuechly

AC&C will be waiving adoption fees on all adult dogs under 59 lbs. - Luke’s jersey number - when a financial donation is made.

  Samaritan’s Purse lending a helping hand to those impacted by wildfires in Australia

The Boone-based Samaritan’s Purse organization has boots on the ground in Australia, ready to help those impacted by the wildfires that have been ravaging the country.

  CMPD’s Emergency Needs Fund helps Charlotte residents in dire situations

We’re excited to kick off a new series in 2020 where WBTV is working one-on-one with police, not to tell crime stories, but to tell stories of good done for people who live in Charlotte communities.

Trae Young helps cancel over $1M in medical debt for people in Atlanta with donation

The Hawks star partnered with RIP Medical Debt to get rid of more than $1 million in debt for people in Atlanta who are struggling to pay their past due medical bills.

Lowcountry wood carver turns hurricane debris into art

For most people, Hurricane Dorian left a mess. But for a master wood carver, it left opportunity when a giant tree landed in his neighbors yard.

  Construction workers honored as heroes for saving child from lake

Less than two weeks after a 6-year-old boy was saved from lake Hickory, Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman presented plaques of recognition to the men who were involved in the rescue.