It was a year of rare birth events and tuition winning half-court shots, but the story that received the most interest on our Facebook page this year is one of courage and inspiration.
Josh Speidel, a standout basketball player at Columbus North, suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident this year. His plans to play for the University of Vermont were delayed. He returned to the basketball court with the team when they played Purdue.
The video of his introduction at the game was viewed more than one million times and shared more than 10,000 times.
And who could forget about the Indiana farmer who jumped in his hot tub to save his baby cow?
Some stories grabbed your attention because of how disturbing they were.
And how frightening they were.
The video of a Ball State freshman hitting a half-court basketball short for free tuition was viewed more than 830,000 times. His reaction might have something to do with that.
We often appreciate a story about a waiter receiving a large tip, but it was the story behind this particular tip that helped this Facebook post reach more than one million people.
Many of you shared your own experiences with Purina Beneful after we posted the story about a lawsuit claiming the food is killing dogs.
Thousands of you "liked" the story of the Baltimore mother who saw her son on TV throwing rocks at police, and sought him out in the crowd to discipline him.
After we posted the story about an Indiana couple preparing for the arrival of rare identical triplets, many of you offered the family help.
And hundreds of you came up with reasons why this man was in a stranger's home in nothing but his underwear, eating chips.
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