My hero is my father. I know it is really lame to say that but he really does the right thing no matter what the cost. For example, my father owns two companies-he isn't by any means a big business man or anything-he does well enough for himself to live comfortably but he is not a millionaire. He employs about 25 people between the two companies but two of them faced serious medical issues-one of them got shot in the head in a hunting accident and the other came down with prostate cancer; while both of these gentlemen were recovering from these medical issues, my father kept them on the payroll and allowed them to keep their benefits. Doing this potentially compromised the company that he spent over 35 years to build, but he refused to deny them. He does stuff like this every day-he takes care of his dogs like they are his own kids. He had a dog come down with cancer and used all available resouces (including thousands of dollars) to try to cure this dog-she was only 6 years old and he felt that she deserved a longer life. It's the little things that you do every day-following your principles, doing the right thing at all cost-that makes someone a hero in my mind and he does that all the time. I know there are more examples of the things he does-the company is facing hard times (I work for him now) and yet he took out a large loan in his name to make sure payroll was covered to ensure his employees continued to get a paycheck and keep their benefits. That is why my father is my hero....
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