Heartwarming Tearjerker Military Homecoming of the Day

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Sgt. 1st Class Dustin Freitas is home from Afghanistan for the first time in six months.

Watch as he surprises his six kids one by one.

Heartwarming Tearjerker Love Story of the Day

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Meet Taylor and Danielle, whose epic love story has inspired people to donate more than $250,000 to help pay for Taylor's rehabilitation after he was severely wounded in Afghanistan in May.

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William Swilling spent last week pounding the pavement -- not in search of a job, but in search of a kidney for his wife, Jimmy Sue, whose only kidney is failing.

"I didn't know what to do," Swilling said. "I thought of this Tuesday night. Had (the sandwich board sign) made. I'm walking town to town and will walk back if I can make it."

Swilling said that by Sunday, he had six pages of names of perfect strangers willing to be tested for a match. But he'll keep walking the streets in his sandwich board until he finds one:

"I'm going to save my wife and that's what I want… I love her more now I believe than when I married her because we're not two, we're one."

[iwidk]

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Sixteen-year-old Caleb Beaver died suddenly of back-to-back strokes on Christmas Day 2011.

Eight months later, his mom, April, is a puddle of tears when she hears his heartbeat once more -- in the chest of Kentucky doctor Charles Shelton, whose life was saved by Caleb's donation.

[biotv]

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Long-lost silverback gorilla bros Kesho and Alf were reunited this week after spending nearly three years apart -- and it was brotherly love at first embrace, according to staff at Longleat Safari Park in the U.K.:

We weren't entirely sure that the brothers would even know each other, (Kesho has gained 200 pounds!) but the moment they met you could just see the recognition in their eyes. They were touching each other through the cage that temporarily separated them and there were no acts of aggression. We put them together 24 hours later and it was like they had never been apart.

[metrouk]

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Ten-year-old Elijah Porter was ecstatic when Canada's 4x100m relay team won bronze in London.

Then the team was disqualified for running outside the lane, and Elijah, devastated, wanted to help ease the pain for runners Justyn Warner, Gavin Smellie, Jared Connaughton, and Oluseyi Smith.

So he sent them a letter:

Dear Justyn, Gavin, Jarred [sic], and Oluseyi, I'm Elijah Porter. I'm ten and I live in Newfoundland, Canada. When I heard what happened on Aug. 11, I knew it was wrong. The rules were not right. But, at last, I realized how good you were. We're Canadians. We persevere. We create better lives for each other. The cold didn't stop us from living in the north. We didn't lose the War of 1812. We adapt and survive. We have earned our freedom. Someday, if I become a biologist, if I get rich, and, if I remember, I will donate money to the summer and winter Canadian Olympians. I hope you like the medal! Elijah Porter

Elijah included with the letter his medal from a soccer clinic sponsored by Tim Hortons.

[deadspin]