Everyday Heroes

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.” 

Click on any image to enlarge it, read caption, or begin slide show.

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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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28 Responses to Everyday Heroes

  1. I’d like to say the priest came closest, but so did the elderly black servicewoman, the soldiers, and many others (or, yes, ALL of them), but the confetti kid broke my floodgate.♥️ 🇺🇸

    Thank you for the reminders of ALL our heroes.

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  2. Kara Luker says:

    So many of these made me smile big today! Thanks!

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  3. Nancy Ruegg says:

    As a former teacher, I’d have to say my favorite is the elementary principal who inspired the janitor to get his teaching degree, and now HE’s the principal of the school he cleaned for 27 years. SO inspiring–and illustrative of the power of encouragement!

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  4. quiall says:

    Thank you so much for sharing all of this. Heroes do come in all shapes and sizes.

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  5. atimetoshare.me says:

    Wouldn’t it be refreshing if our evening news was filled with stories like this. I might even watch it again❤️

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  6. Anonymous says:

    It’s so heartwarming to see the kindness of others-even pelicans! Thanks, Mitch.

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  7. Love them all, but I can’t decide whether I like “Gabe the janitor” or the armless soccer player bumping the armless baby the best. It’s a toss up between the two. Great post, Mitch!

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  8. Lesley says:

    There is still a lot of goodness in the world. I love this post!

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  9. Priceless and heartwarming. The one about the baby waving really got me. So good and necessary to see during these dystopian times. Thanks for sharing, Mitch.

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  10. Reposted on my Facebook group, Write Here. I don’t repost often; I really have to feel something. This post made me feel something.

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  11. Thank you for these examples of heroism. A good reminder of the goodness in people and to take the time to recognize it.

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  12. gpavants says:


    Beautiful heroes of all shapes and sizes. Have a great weekend, Mitch.

    Thanks, Gary

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  13. kerbey says:

    These were really uplifting.

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  14. Post is a comforting restoration of my tattered faith in humanity.

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  15. Jeff says:

    So many emotions in this post. I do believe my favorite is the lady crying at the traffic light.

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  16. successbmine says:

    I believe there are heroes all around us but we just don’t notice them, either because we are not looking or we simply take their heroic actions for granted. May our eyes be opened to recognize the greatness in the people around us. Thanks for posting Mitch. I enjoyed them all (oh, except the one with such tiny text I couldn’t read it). 🙂

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  17. Such a great mix of images: Some happy, some sad, some bittersweet, some funny.
    Maybe Rocky the Rooster was telling his owner, “This is how you treat a lady! Get serious already!”

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  18. April Garcia says:

    I love the one about electricians being power rangers. lol My husband is an electrician so I had to share that with him this morning.

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