Category: hero

During WW2, the winner of the Tour de France, Gino Bartali, put…

During WW2, the winner of the Tour de France, Gino Bartali, put his fame to a good cause. He hid counterfeit document in his bicycle and smuggled them through Nazi checkpoints. These documents saved over 800 Jews lives.

A woman wrote over 40 heartfelt notes and attached them to the…

A woman wrote over 40 heartfelt notes and attached them to the railings of England’s Wearmouth Bridge to offer solace to people facing a mental health crisis. Police have credited her with saving 6 lives so far.

Jason Thomas, an ex-Marine who saved two police officers who…

Jason Thomas, an ex-Marine who saved two police officers who were stuck in the rubble of the World Trade Center during 9/11, with the help of another ex-Marine David Karnes. When his mom told him about the attack, Thomas retrieved his Marine uniform and sped to Ground Zero without hesitation.

In 2007, a nine-year-old Jack Russell Terrier named George…

In 2007, a nine-year-old Jack Russell Terrier named George sacrificed himself to save five children from an attack by two Pit Bulls. All three dogs had to be euthanized, but George was posthumously awarded a PDSA Gold Medal, and his heroism was commemorated with a bronze statue.

This is Anthony Borges, 15. He used his body to hold a classroom…

This is Anthony Borges, 15. He used his body to hold a classroom door shut, protecting 20 other students inside as the gunman fired through the door, hitting him five times. Hope he has a speedy recovery.

A father of five worked 23 years as a custodian for Boston…

A father of five worked 23 years as a custodian for Boston College so all of his children could attend the university for free. They all graduated and together saved nearly $700,000 in tuition.

Photo :  John Phelan / wikimedia

Steve Leech, a milkman who was doing his rounds, saw a shop on…

Steve Leech, a milkman who was doing his rounds, saw a shop on fire. He used 320 pints of milk to put it out, and was credited with saving seven other stores. He received the award for “Hero Milkman of the Millennium.”

Running back, Joe Delaney, who could not swim, died attempting…

Running back, Joe Delaney, who could not swim, died attempting to save three children from drowning.

Delaney had a lifelong history of helping others, and once paid for the funeral of a former teacher whose family could not afford a proper service.

Photo : kansascity

A man saved 669 kids during WWII and lived almost all his life…

A man saved 669 kids during WWII and lived almost all his life without letting people know.
Photo via Hynek Moravec/wikipedia

A goat called Sergeant Bill, who became a Canadian war hero…

A goat called Sergeant Bill, who became a Canadian war hero during WWI when he head-butted three soldiers into a trench to avoid an exploding shell.

(Photo: Broadview Museum)