Heroes in real life rarely look like the all-mighty supermen or superwomen from books and movies. They might speak different languages, live in different parts of the world, wear different clothes, belong to different generations. What is common between all heroes is their belief, that with their microscopic efforts and stubborn persistence they can make this world a better place; their devotion to something bigger than them.
On my blog I like collecting stories of compassions featuring real heroes. My collection includes a few stories from the World War 2, such as:
- A story of the German engineer who rescued the 2,000 or so allied prisoners from the Sebastiano Venier
- Stories of Compassion during World War 2
However heroism and compassion are not confined to wars, as demonstrated by numerous examples from all over the world, including the following:
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