One of the most popular features on msnbc.com is Wonderful World. In this section you will find uplifting, happy stories and videos from the U.S. and abroad — tales of rescues and heroism; cute stories about kids and animals; and heartwarming acts of generosity that demonstrate the best of the human spirit.
But which ones are — drum roll, please — the Happiest of the Year? Well, the tally is in, and here are the Top 10 Happiest Stories of 2007, as measured by the numbers of times site users clicked on them.
Read them all — they're bound to warm your heart during this cold end-of-year weather. In fact, we're so sure that you'll want to read more of these positive postings that we've included 10 more of our personal favorites.
A very happy holiday season to you from the editors of Wonderful World!
THE TOP 10 HAPPY NEWS STORIES OF 2007
The envelope, please:
1: Plucky preteen, 11, makes transformation from street kid to model student
2: New Yorkers collect $5 million — 11 years after garnering $2.5 million
3: Woman's heartwarming gift brings couple back together again
4: Man who went into coma under communism finds ‘world is prettier now’
Hard-working N.M. man who hit $62.8 million jackpot will then retire
6: Lucky player at N.D. casino doesn't want to put employees out of a job
Band deflected bullet during armed robbery in Jackson, Miss.
Woman originally gave 30-cent tip, rewards man with $100 for efforts
'Maybe it was meant to be found,' says wife of man who makes chance find
21-year-old single mother of three found $5,000 in donated clothes
EDITORS' PICKS: FAVORITE HAPPY NEWS STORIES