The Top 5 feel-good stories of 2012

  • John Unger and his dog, Schoep. WCCO/Hannah Stonehouse Hudson,
    Gabby Giffords climbs the French Alps While news cycles typically focus on tragedies and scandals, this year also saw many optimistic and heartwarming stories across the U.S.: A dedicated Minnesota man and his ailing dog; an elderly food reviewer's rise to fame; a Secret Santa helping superstorm Sandy victims; a congresswoman who rose against the odds; a generous cop. Here are our favorite feel-good stories of 2012.

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