“Good Morning America” is celebrating ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things for their communities in the "We are GMA" campaign. Larry Bross of Oklahoma City worked in the oil industry until the mid-1980s, when his family fell on hard times and he began reevaluating his life priorities
A 4-year-old boy’s police-themed birthday party was crashed by real-life police officers who responded when they heard the boy’s family was going through a difficult time. Around half a dozen Longview, Texas, police officers showed up Saturday in a SWAT vehicle and police cruisers at the home of Mason
Mildred Garrison of Reidsville, North Carolina, can officially call herself a “biker chick” now. The 93-year-old fulfilled her lifelong dream of riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on June 24. “The motorcycle was beautiful.
The head of an elementary school in Connecticut is inspiring students with his optimism and honesty as he continues to work despite being diagnosed with Asymotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) nearly 11 months ago. "I have the best job in the world," Andrew Niblock, the head of the Greenwich
Police and strangers came to an elderly man's rescue last week after he dialed 911 to report his broken air conditioning unit. On June 8, the Fort Worth, Texas, Police Department answered a call from 95-year-old Julius Hatley, who said his central air had stopped working in the 90-degree heat.
Keaton Tilson returned to Granite City, Illinois, for the first time since Christmas after Josh Rainey of St. Louis, Missouri, shelled out the $350 for his plane ticket. "I needed to personally and publicly thank him," mom Jennifer Tilson said of Rainey. "We are super appreciative that
A mother who attended every class with her quadriplegic son so he could pursue his Master of Business Administration (MBA) was surprised with her own honorary degree at her son’s graduation. “I was just blown away,” Judy O’Connor said of the honor. Judy O’Connor, a retired elementary school teacher
It was an emotional moment when special education teacher Kimberly Wimbish surprised her student, Jamias Howard, 19, with his graduation cap and gown -- an accomplishment that certainly had its challenges along the way. “Oh man, thank you,” Jamias Howard told Wimbish in her touching Facebook video that
Tia Benbow is a hardworking employee at Firestone Complete Auto Care in Columbia, South Carolina, but she was going to have to quit because she could no longer afford her long car commute, her co-workers said. Eric Amos, one of Benbow’s co-workers, caught the emotional moment on camera when their boss
Texas high school student Chase Bradley wasn't just inspired to raise money for cancer research. Chase, 17, a junior at Hyde Park High School in Austin, Texas, gave away his prize to survivor Sergio Garcia, 18, since his sister, Hunter Bradley, also beat cancer five years ago. This year, Chase
On the last day of school at Mount Paran Christian School in Cobb County, Georgia, a group of 2nd-graders couldn’t wait to show their admiration for their beloved school security guard, Jonathan Broaxnax. The students crossed the street to shower Broaxnax with hugs and high-fives, a heartwarming moment
Strangers, friends and family are performing random acts of kindness in memory of twin boys who lost their lives months after they were born. Brothers Luke and Liam Kawulok died after being diagnosed at birth with a rare brain disorder called lissencephaly. Doctors gave both boys two years to live,
A beloved mom, who works as an operations manager at a charter school and has become a mother figure to the entire school, got an early Mother's Day surprise today from "GMA" and chef Emeril Lagasse. Lagasse named Siegel the winner of his annual "Breakfast in Bed" search before
Newlyweds Ariel and Justin Duke never thought they’d find Ariel’s weddings rings again after a tornado destroyed their Canton, Texas, home on April 29.Ariel had removed both her engagement ring and wedding band at her in-laws’ house just before the tornado ravaged the area, which scattered debris for
A high school dropout, U.S. Army veteran and mother of two shared her inspirational story of how she went back to school and graduated from Pennsylvania State University on "Good Morning America" today, as "GMA" honors some of this year's graduates who have overcome obstacles
Bill Grun of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, got to fulfill his lifelong firefighting dreams on Monday by riding in a Doylestown Fire Company fire engine and, of course, sounding the siren. Grun was particularly excited because this fire truck is the largest one in Doylestown.
A Texas elementary school is showing their support for a beloved crossing guard after she was diagnosed with cancer. Staff and students at the Rusk School in Houston have already raised $5,850 of their $10,000 goal on behalf of Sanjuana Torres, 59, who has worked at the school for 20 years. "I
A group of Florida firefighters surprised a mom-to-be Wednesday with keys to a new home and a baby shower after she lost everything in a devastating fire. Members of the Lauderhill Fire Department hosted the party after Nicola Taylor's apartment and baby gifts were destroyed in the blaze. On April
One woman’s diamond ring has finally made its way home after it was lost in a pond 13 years ago. Trisha O’Quinn remembers the day she and her grandmother came across the frantic couple, Jenni and Eric Easter, who were fishing on her family’s pond. “We were going to ask them to leave when we noticed
Firefighters and police officers in Roy, Utah, donated cash and gifts cards from their own pockets to a boy who watched his family’s home go up in flames on his birthday. When Tyten felt heat outside the garage door, he quickly ran upstairs to alert his mom, Jacque Sparks. “The fact that he felt the
Dylan Probe, 10, received a memorable surprise after having her lower right leg amputated because of cancer. The fourth-grader from Houston, Texas, was given an American Girl doll who has a prosthetic lower right leg. "Hope" joins another doll, named "Faith," who Dylan received
Today got off to a great start for some students in North Charleston, South Carolina, who each received new wheels just in time for summer. A little before 9 a.m. today, about 650 students at Pepperhill Elementary School received brand-new bikes -- all thanks to first-grade teacher Katie Blomquist.
“Good Morning America” is celebrating ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things for their communities in the "We are GMA" campaign. More than four months after Hurricane Matthew ripped through the town of Lumberton, N.C., many local residents are still reeling from the devastation
“Good Morning America” is celebrating ordinary people who are doing extraordinary things for their communities in the "We are GMA" campaign. When doctors told a Georgia woman that her husband would likely die if he did not receive a kidney transplant, she turned to social media and made it
Ryan Hickman, of Orange County, California, became passionate about recycling four years ago after accompanying his dad on an everyday errand to a local recycling center. “It was a Saturday and my wife was getting something done at the house so I took him with me,” Damion Hickman told ABC News. While