Man Jumps Onto Subway Tracks, Saves Woman

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Reporter happens to witness rescue.

Firefighters Hunt Ruins, Find Lost Ring for Widow

APTOPIX Boston Brownstone Fire Funeral

Boston crew fulfills a promise after last week’s deadly blaze.

An Intimate Interview With a Man on the Front Lines of the Ukraine Crisis


This is not a movie. This is not a video game. This is real life.

A Girl Is Threatened In A Rap Battle, And So The Judge Steps In To Deliver His Own Verse


A battle rap video turned ugly. And then, someone stepped in and made it inspiring.

Home Depot Hero Catches Falling Baby (Video)

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It’s every parent’s nightmare: Your baby flips herself out of the cart and is headed for the concrete floor…

Pulling A Stranger From A Burning Car

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With seconds to spare, two strangers pull a woman from a burning car, and we are all reminded that we can be heroes.

100 Words On Heroes


Two men offer their perspectives on heroes for the first ’100 Words on Heroes’.

100 words on Heroes 12/22: A Call For Submissions


Call for Op-Ed submissions: 100 words on heroes/heroism.

Masculinity and Disney’s Gender Problem

Disney Princes and Princesses. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Cliff Leek examines the problems with Disney’s portrayal of masculinity.

Spider Man is Dead and No One is Talking About It


Lodro Rinzler reflects on the death of Spider Man and what it might mean for those who follow heroes.

The Problem With Heroes

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Eric Shapiro wonders if looking up to somebody, by its nature, pushes your own identity down.

A Runaway Racehorse, a 90 Year-Old Man, and a Tiny Child – A Story of Heroism (Video)

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A racehorse was running directly at a tiny child, so the 90 year-old former jockey who threw his body over the 5 year-old to save her life.

Be a Hero. Save a Life.


Michael Guglielmo spent 17 years in jail. Upon release, he became an unlikely hero for bone marrow donations in order to save his dying son, Giovanni. His newest campaign: “Be a Hero, Save a Life.”

Dustin Pedroia is the Reason I Love Baseball


Jim Mitchem wants to talk about heart.

Resilience: Are We Looking for Our Heroes in the Wrong Places?

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Luke Davis sees the resiliency in people as they suffer trauma and then go on to pick up not just themselves — but the rest of society.

Unsung Heroes and Warriors

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One of the joys of the workplace, is the fact that every single day, we see people we would not see otherwise.