Okay. Now imagine you’re a 13-year-old boy stuck in a car with your mom and 10-year-old brother.
That was the predicament of Jordan Rice, the boy now hailed as the “hero” of the still ongoing Queensland catastrophe. While stranded on the roof of a car with his mother and brother in a raging flood, he told their lone rescuer to “save my brother first.”
The rescuer pulled the younger Blake free, but before getting the chance to return for the other two, they were swept away from the current.
Here’s Mr. Tyson, describing his son:
He was very quiet, the exact opposite to all the others. He’d wear purple-and-chrome boots and red skinny jeans and one of those real sad penguin golf shirts.
He won’t go down with any fanfare or anything like that—I don’t think anyone will even wear a black armband for him—but he’s just the champion of all champions, a family hero.
We’re not so sure about the lack of public fanfare, Mr. Tyson. It’s the least we can do.