15 most inspirational local news stories of 2013

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ATLANTA - Channel 2 Action News has covered many inspirational stories over this past year, but here are the ones that really touched the hearts of Georgians. Here, in no particular order, are the best of 2013:

1. Tristen Wilson walks again after tree branch accident:

http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/tristen-wilson-makes-strides-in-his-recovery/vCJ5TB/

2. Employee Antoinette Tuff honored for heroism in McNair school shooting:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/worker-honored-heroic-response-mcnair-shooting/nZb9g/

3. Emily Bowman writes her name after devastating hit-and-run crash in Athens:

http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/emily-bowman-making-great-strides-after-hit-and/vCJQtj/

4. Brothers face diability to become Ironmen:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/brothers-face-disability-become-ironmen/nZrZw/

Pease brothers Ironman

5. 6-year-old Briona Hudson making miraculous progress after head-on crash:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/6-year-old-survivor-car-crash-now-making-miraculou/nbxFt/

Briana Hudson

6. North Georgia woman honors fallen soldier husband by running for National Guard:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/n-ga-woman-honors-husband-running-national-guard/nXjH3/

Guard run

7. Homeless man finds wallet, returns it to Atlanta hotel staff:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/hotel-searching-homeless-man-who-returned-womans-s/nb2GP/?ref=cbTopWidget

Omni wallett

8. Atlanta police officer buys car for family of colleague killed in wreck:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/apd-officer-buys-car-family-colleague-killed-wreck/nbPRB/

9. After spending years in prison for a rape he didn't commit, Brian Banks trains with the Falcons at practice:

http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/falcons-lb-brian-banks-after-his-first-training/v7Xzn/

10. Child meets with the police officers who pulled him from a house fire:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/police-officers-pull-7-year-old-raging-house-fire/nbnqF/

11. Tyler Perry donates $50,000 to good Samaritan who became paralyzed when he saved the life of a child:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/tyler-perry-donates-50k-paralyzed-good-samaritan/nYNHt/

Michael Patterson

12. Family pays the tab for an entire Waffle House on Father's Day:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/family-pays-tab-entire-waffle-house-fathers-day/nYMnS/

13. Soldier surprises daughter at high school graduation:

http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/raw-soldier-surprises-daughter-at-high-school/v3fdW/

14. Formerly homeless teen delivers commencement at graduation in Clayton County:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/formerly-homeless-teen-delivers-commencement-gradu/nX2pQ/

15. Police officer's generosity keeps family of 7 off the streets:

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/officer-credited-keeping-family-7-streets/nWmYR/


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