Nobody wakes up one day and decides to be a hero. Heroic moments, no matter how big or small, come about during everyday life. Here are a few feel-good stories of people who are heroes in their own way.
Keepers of the Flag
Every day the American flag waves proudly over Hayden Meadows Elementary School. At the end of each day three students, known as the “keepers of the flag” lower the flag and properly fold and store it, making sure it never touches the ground. This is a sign of respect and these students take it very seriously. The mentor behind this selfless act is Mac McCarty, the school’s custodian. Being a 20 year veteran of the US Air Force himself, with a Marine as a father and a grandfather who was a Navy man – he thought this was a great opportunity to express to the young kids the importance of honoring our nation’s flag.
A Cut Above the Rest
Hairstylist Victor Burgos, 34, has been working at Joe’s Upscale Barber Shop for the last three-and-a-half years. Their shop is in an older building and unfortunately is not wheelchair accessible. The shop noticed a man in a wheelchair outside and shortly after, the man called asking if they accepted walk-in appointments. A couple of the barbers went outside to try and get the man into the shop but realized it was impossible to get the chair up the steps. Burgos decided to proudly cut the man’s hair directly out front of the shop. Now he comes regularly to his outdoor appointments and sends all his friends to the shop.
Against the Current
This past weekend there was severe flooding in Arlington, Texas. When Danny DeArman, head football coach at Arlington Bowie High School, and his wife were driving on the highway they noticed a car stuck in the floods with a woman trapped inside. As soon as he saw the woman’s palm hit the window in panic, Danny flew into action to save her. Swimming in a current so deep and strong it took his shoes off, Danny and another man managed to get to the woman’s car and break the window. They removed her from the car and Danny carried her on his shoulders back to safety.
Sometimes we’re faced with opportunities to be a hero even if we don’t realize it. Always be on the lookout for ways that you can make a difference.