I would like to tell you about someone who is not a hero because he is a fireman or in the National Guard, or is running a charity. The person I am writing about is an everyday hero. When I was 18, and my grandmother had just died, I needed a place to live. This man, without me having to ask, offered to let me rent one of the apartments in his six family home at 90% less than market rent, because he knew I may have been in a pinch. I came to find out that I was not the only one living in his house in a similar situation. There was an older couple of limited wealth and also the man who recently got divorced.
Over the years I have come to see that this was not sometime thing, but being benevolent for him was an all the time thing. How he treats and cares for his family and friends with respect and courtesy, to me it was and still is exemplarily and is inspirational. He never stops helping people wherever and whenever he can, never asking for anything in return.
You know they say respect can never be demanded but has to be earned. He embodies that message. I try to emulate him, but I have to say it is hard. But he proves it's worth the struggle.
Submitted by Anonymous
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