I'll call him Bobby. He was a sheriff's deputy for a small area. Bobby stopped on the highway to help a young mother with a flat tire. While the woman's four-year-old watched Bobby loosen lug nuts, a car swerved toward them. Bobby's first instinct was to shove the child out of the way. He did.
After years of physical therapy, and handfuls of surgeries, Bobby uses a walker and drools while he eats.
He says, with labored speech, “I'd do it all over again. In a heartbeat.”
Here's another: in the supermarket parking lot, a teenage girl choked inside her car. By pure chance, two construction
workers pulled alongside the girl and noticed her in the front seat, red-faced. When they tried to open her car door, it was locked—the girl almost unconscious.
One of the men used a hammer to smash her window, dragged her out of the car, then performed the Heimlich.
Today, she's a real estate agent.
Outside Alexandria, Louisiana: two teenagers discovered a homeless man's camp one day while he was away. The next day, the kids delivered several wagons of canned food, pasta, rice, potatoes, snacks, and coffee. Enough provisions to last a…