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May 13th, 2013
10:58 AM ET

Police officer gives bike to teen

Sgt. Natalie Simonick gave 18-year-old Christian Felix a bike, after finding him walking home from his job at a fast food restaurant. Felix had missed the bus, and had to resort to walk nine miles home from work. The pair are on 'Starting Point' talking with John Berman and Christine Romans about how this fateful night and act of good-will has gone viral by attracted the attention of millions.

Simonick describes finding Felix walking home at around 11:00PM one night on a dark desolate street. At first she thought the teen was violating curfew or potentially even a runaway. However, upon offering him a ride home, she learned that Felix did not know how to ride a bike. She was 'shocked' that Felix had never learned to ride a bike. Simonick was so impressed with the teen's work ethic that she decided to give him an extra bike she had at home, and help him learn to ride a bike.

On learning to ride a bike at 18, Felix said the experiencing was initially a little "embarrassing," however by the end he had received much positive encouragement from his friends and instructors.


Filed under: Feel-good story
April 9th, 2013
08:43 AM ET

VIDEO: Young cancer patient on excitement of making touchdown with U. of Nebraska team

Pediatric cancer patient Jack Hoffman and dad Andy on Jack's 69-yard touchdown & their work to raise money for research.


Filed under: Cancer • Feel-good story
February 18th, 2013
11:21 AM ET

Homeless man returns diamond ring given to him by mistake, owner now working to raise money for him

What would you do if you accidentally gave your diamond engagement ring to a homeless person? That's what happened to Sarah Darling from Kansas City, who was heading home from work and stopped to give a homeless man some money. In the process, though, she accidentally dropped her engagement ring in his donation cup.

Darling says she didn't realize her mistake until the next day. Nearly 48 hours later she was able to track down the man, Billy Harris and he still had the ring.

This morning on "Starting Point," Sarah Darling talks with Soledad about the incredible generosity of a stranger.

"Even people who were in a lesser need situation may not have given it back. He may have sold it. He was actually offered like thousands of dollars on the spot for it, and he turned that down. And it's so amazing to me," she says.

"I really just hope that that my - my kind of flightiness in that moment leads to something really good for him," she adds.

Darling and her husband set up a GiveForward.com site for him. It's GiveForward.com/BillyRay and as of this writing, more than $7,000 has been raised.


Filed under: Feel-good story