Doctor Amanda Hess was in the hospital preparing to give birth when she heard that a pregnant mother was in distress and her doctor had left the hospital for a break. Dr. Hess put her own delivery on hold to help the woman and after the on-call doctor came back, Hess went and had her own baby.
Keanu Reeves runs a private charitable foundation to fund cancer research and children’s hospitals. In 2009, he told Ladies Home Journal: “I don’t like to attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does.”
After his wife was denied water by upper caste people, Indian laborer Bapuro Tajne managed to dig her a well in under 40 days and ended up discovering a water source capable of sustaining his entire village.