The word hero implies courage and sacrifice. It’s natural and appropriate to think of the military (today is Veterans Day in my country), as well as fire fighters and first responders of all kinds. But there are quiet heroes, too, small heroes who sacrifice time or personal needs in exchange for a smile, a hug or a tail wag. As proof, here’s a gallery of images and stories that came up when I searched under the word “heroes.”
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