My heroes are my great-grandparents. They were kind and simple hardworking people who came up from Georgia to give their children a better life. They weren't rich, sometimes Grandpa had work two jobs, they came from varied background and faced hate all their lives, but they were still kind to everyone. They weren't pushovers though, my grandma once broke an umbrella over the head of man who was mistreating a child. They faced many hardships through life, but they were the most generous people I have ever met. They put their daughter's best friend through nursing school, they raised the grandchildren after their mother died, saved a woman from lynching by risking their own safety and sent her north, they had friends everywhere and were always ready to help you, but only if you were ready. I remember my Grandfather once put a brand new transmission in my parent's car and never told a soul. My great grandmother died last year, but at the funeral I heard stories from everyone about times they were there to give what little they had and to teach. Till this day, when they're mentioned in my family, faces shine like the sun and you're sure to hear a story about how Papa and Gramma taught them something or helped them out. I know that they live on in the lives they touched.
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