There are some inspirational stories we have all heard but there are some stories that just can touch even the deepest part of our soul. So Today I decided to write a post about the top 5 most touching inspirational stories that I know about.

The Best 5 Real Life Inspirational Stories!

5. The story of Panyee FC

This five minute short film tells the true story of how Koh Panyee, Thailand, built their own floating football field in 1986, and established one of the best football teams in the country.


4. The story of Bethany Hamilton

One of the most heart touching inspirational stories is the story of Bethany Hamilton. At the age of 13, surfing prodigy and Hawaii native Bethany Hamilton lost her entire left arm after being attacked by a tiger shark just off the coast of Kauai. But while most would give up on their dreams, Bethany didn’t give up on her dream of becoming a professional surfer, she was back in the water and back on her board less than a month later after the incident.

Now that’s called perseverance. Today, Hamilton is 23 years old and, yes, she is a  pro surfer.

Also Read 50 Inspirational Quotes to Live By

3. The story of a chef who dedicated his life to feeding the homeless

Narayanan Krishnan, all of 29 years old now, does what he was  professionally trained to do as a chef. Feed people. Only Krishnan does  not do this in the swanky confines of a 5-star hotel. Every day, he  wakes up at 4 am, cooks a simple hot meal and then, along with his team,  loads it in a van and travels about 200 km feeding the homeless in  Madurai, Tamil Nadu. 

Krishnan feeds, often with his hands,  almost 400 destitute people every day. And for those who need it, he  provides a free haircut too. He was selected as one of the Top 10 in “CNN heroes 2010” list.

According to CNN, 8 years ago, this award-winning chef with a  five-star hotel chain was all set to go to Switzerland for a  high-profile posting. On a visit to a Madurai temple, he came across a  homeless, old man eating his own human waste. That stark sight changed  Krishnan’s life. 
Much to the dismay of his parents, CNN says,  Krishnan abandoned his career plans and decided to spend his life and  his professional training in looking after those who could not care for  themselves. He has provided more than 1.2 million hot meals through his  nonprofit organisation Akshaya Trust, and now hopes to extend this to  shelter for the homeless too.” Excerpt from an article dated October 20, 2010.


2. The Story of Dereck Redmond

At the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, In the middle of the semi-final race the dreams of one of the sprinters – Dereck Redmon for  an Olympic medal got crushed by a debilitating hamstring injury, but while most athletes would just give up and submit to defeat, bend over and cry, Dereck was determined to cross the finish line, to finish what he started. So he picked himself up off the ground and started hobbling towards the finish lane. Then, just when it seems he might not be able to continue because of the pain, Redmond’s dad forces his way onto the track and puts his arm around his son, who cries on his shoulder as the two finish the race together.

For greater impact, here’s the clip of this touching moment on youtube.


1. The story of  Terry Fox

He is one of the most famous athletes in Canadian history (not a hockey player). And that fact is quite a prove of what he achieved.

After Terry  lost his right leg to cancer in 1977 he decided that, if he was going to go on living, he was going to change something, that he was going to make a difference. So in 1980, he began the  Marathon of Hope—He would run 26 miles per day, his goal was  to try to raise money and awareness for cancer research by running all the way across Canada. After 143 and 3,339 miles his cancer spread to his lungs so he had to quit his Marathon of Hope – but not before he became a national hero whose name is as well-known as Wayne Gretzky, he managed to inspire an entire country. Definitely one of the best inspirational stories ever.


Also Read: 10 Little Habits That Steal Your Happiness

I hope you enjoyed these inspirational stories, and always remember do what you love, tell the people you love that you love them as much as you can,  because there might be no tomorrow and smile as much as you can.


Do you know other inspirational stories worth spreading? If you do please leave a comment below!


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  1. Great content brotha, we love and appreciate the fact that you come to the group and don’t link bomb us with no respect like a cheap date. Thank you for sharing and feel free to add more of your motivations. Post them with a pic and a link to your blog and we will approve them. Blessings to you~ Linda and Holley “Tag Team Moms”

  2. It was awsome…i actually could not control my tears on watching REDMONDS video….

    • Yes, sometimes it’s really hard watching these videos or reading the stories. Shit happens. That’s why we need to enjoy life as much as we can, because it won’t last forever.

  3. Betty WillesonReply

    Great stories.. I just can’t imagine how this kid had to decide if his mom lives or not.. Must be so painful, yet we can all learn a lesson from this story.. Tell your loved ones you love them as much as you can!

  4. Great stories.. My favorite one too though is Dereck Redmond’s. I cry everytime I watch it.. So powerful video!

  5. Thamilarasu KReply

    I was moved to tears after watching Dereck Redmond’s video. Winning is not about medals but about touching hearts of millions of people. People would remember the winner of the medal but Dereck Redmond’s effort would outlive that.

  6. Raghunath PatilReply

    Hi Hristiqn,
    The stories u presented are really great,human efforts can change the circumstances in fact everything has its opposite hence every adversity has opportunity hidden in it,just we have to grab it and prove yourself to yourself,after all peace of mind is paramount which comes by giving to the world and not by taking from it.

  7. Thank you so much Cris for posting this wonderful post… You won’t believe how much you have help while I’m reading this post.

    I have taken an initiative of sharing an inspirational story everyday with my Facebook page (Jungle of Success) and from last three months I’ve doing it so I was kinda running short of stories and suddenly got your website… And guess what I just got five different stories just from a single post. I’m gonna explore more your website to read through other stories and I’m sure those will me, after all you and I are on the same track to inspire people and help them get the best out of them.

    Thank you
    Amit Srivastav

    • Hello Amit,

      I checked out your page, and it looks really good! Very inspiring. I hope I can help you by providing more inspirational stories in the near future.


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  8. You can’t imagine how I had felt when read Dereck Redmond story that inspired me to be strong enough in bad time. your strength will defect all the barriors & eventually you will get what you dream.

  9. Paul GriffinReply

    Bethany Hamilton’s story really inspired me. I also like surfing in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. I’ve surfed in the same area where the accident happened. I admire how strong she is. I don’t think I would be able to overcome that experience and would go back to the board. Here I found some more inspirational stories.

  10. I have seen few of them before but story of terry fox is just amazing .these story only only has emotional touch to keep us busy feeling the pain and passion but also a strong message.

  11. chitranjan kumarReply

    These stories are all amazing. I feel inspired and elevated.

  12. I think it is nice to read now and again some inspirational articles that people write. I generally read these articles on because they have some really good articles. I generally read these articles when I need a little boost for the day.

  13. Susan D. SmithReply

    Great one! Thanks for posting this. It helped me realize more things. This is definitely inspirational keep it up 🙂

  14. I think These are the best real life stories, I ever read. Its amazing and it can change life of anyone.Thanks

  15. Amazing collection of videos !! Keep spreading love and kindness pal !!

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