Jose P

My dad is nothing short of a hero. He's just recently retired from a job he's loved all his life. Due to injuries in his neck and shoulder, he had to retire early. As a police officer for 25 years, my dad has seen a lot of things. A lot of things that people shouldn't have to see within a lifetime, let alone 25 years of it.

He has always managed to be there for my mom and me. He has always managed to do the right things in life. I don't know exactly of what my dad has seen in all his years of work, but I do know he's saved and rescued thousands of people. He helped in the waters when the TWA flight crashed. He would have gone to NYC to help with 9/11 if he could have. My dad has been loyal to his job and to his family his entire life. I feel that he deserves to know that my mother and me love him very much and are so proud of him. My parents put me through college because they care about my education. My dad cares more about my mom and me than himself. The word hero doesn't come with any name, it has to be earned. If anyone in my life, it is my dad who has certainly earned that title. If only more people could know it.

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CHEYANNE R. from lakebay, washington NOVEMBER 4, 2016
these are very good I am only 13 and these stories have made me see life very differently. 2 months ago I was another person in the hall way at school but now I am the person someone will go to for help and it makes me feel very loved. I have been through a lot in my life and these stories from all these different people have helped me out a lot. last year I wanted to try something else so when it came time to pick my classes for 7 grade one class I picked was leadership

Jagdish from Shimla, India JUNE 30, 2009
It happen sometime in life.

Nicole S. from Orlando, Florida DECEMBER 8, 2008
What a blessing that you "GOT" the tip! So many people, would not take meaning from your experience but rather go home and complain. Money comes and goes but because of YOU his tip will last much longer than any dollar bill! Best wishes!

Sammy L. from OR, USA NOVEMBER 20, 2008
This really is the best tip, huh?

Charsti P. from California, USA OCTOBER 24, 2007
That was a really heart warming story! I LOVED IT!

Tristan B. from Valdosta, Georgia USA AUGUST 19, 2007
I also have learned from this and plan to look forward to embrace the hand shake religiously!

Manas G from Delhi, India JUNE 11, 2007
From your story, I can feel that you are a good human being & I am sure that one day you will achieve great success. MY BEST WISHES TO YOU.

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