My fascination with heroes has only been strengthened by the current comics-into-movies craze. What’s even more inspiring? There are heroes around us dressed in the guise of an ordinary person.
This month on my blog, the midweek posts (I will be changing from Thursday to Wednesday halfway through) are dedicated to these individuals.
Today, I’m dumping some links to videos and articles that will give you a glimpse at the sort of people who we don’t see in the news.
Why do they tell us all the bad news? Shouldn’t they always follow it up with some good news?
While mainstream news shows protests and property damage, another kind of television station focuses on the goodness birthed from tragedy. Here is a video that shows how the fury of nature brings out the best in some people.
I’ve seen people hanging from a bridge in protest. I’ve seen others standing on an overpass threatening to jump and end their lives.
Would you have the courage to stop someone from jumping? In this next video, you’ll also see heroes reaching out to rescue those who are falling.
I had mixed feelings about the last story. When I saw the headline, I immediately thought, “Here’s an everyday hero.”
And then I read the story.
Every mother would hope to have the same courage to enter their burning home when they realized their young child is still inside. That’s what this woman did, after escaping with her two infant sons, too young to walk out on their own.
But then I read on. Rescue crews were on site. Trained professionals were there to do the job. She didn’t listen to them.
In the end, both she and the four-year-old she tried to rescue perished from injuries sustained in the fire. Now her other children our motherless.
Would the fire personnel have been able to pull her son out in time if they weren’t trying to rescue her too?
We’ll never know. While I admire her self-sacrifice, part of me feels the loss was unnecessary.
What’s your idea of an everyday hero? Do you have some stories for me?