Feel-good news stories are hard to resist.

And why wouldn't they be? The rest of the news is stressing us out. Political divides are deepening. The world is getting hotter. Ending, maybe.

So we all take comfort in stories about people being kind to one another. Like the one about the woman in Missouri who couldn't get maternity leave, so her colleagues donated their own vacation days. Or the one about the young man in Alabama who spent hours walking to work, so his boss gave him a car.

Stories like these typically pop up on social media, where they

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