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Title: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 18, 2014, 09:42:36 pm
Ya know, why should there be just a Douche of the Day Thread? We gotta give props for those that go above and beyond the call of the duty. So, as the title suggest, all Heroes go here. And now, the TV show doesn't count.  ;D
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 18, 2014, 09:46:23 pm
Hero trucker pulls infant, grandmother from flaming wreck (http://pix11.com/2014/08/18/watch-it-hero-trucker-pulls-infant-grandmother-from-flaming-wreck/)

Biloxi, Mississippi I-10 Car Crashes Into Semi, Explosion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeSmeZ5nvWU


It didn't feel right posting this in the Glorious Win thread. It may have had a good outcome at the end, but there's nothing glorious about anyone being put in a situation of harm. So, I figured this story was the one to kick off this thread. I liked seeing a few complete strangers helping out another. I will say that the one in the Van that stops and then just drives on through the smoke deserves his own place in the Douche thread.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Mac on August 19, 2014, 01:06:24 pm
Awesome idea
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 20, 2014, 09:30:35 am
Rhode Island Coach’s Winning Spirit is a Home-run Despite Loss in Little League World Series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQwspI_zceg&list=UUBi2mrWuNuyYy4gbM6fU18Q

Every kid would be lucky to have a coach like this.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Mac on August 20, 2014, 02:42:39 pm
I like that guy... very cool.

Kids don't know it yet, but they will.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 20, 2014, 10:45:49 am
Bystanders flip car in dramatic rescue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW1HF65XCmQ


Damn impressive. This also highlights that you CAN get things done as a team rather than as an individual.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 28, 2014, 09:11:30 am
Project Vigil: D-Day 2014, The saluting boy on Omaha beach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8k9Si28k0Fk&index=34&list=PLp2e7UfInEgmB-5r4rtQOEsq-H-mNmQhk


One of the most moving and touching tributes I've seen for our Veterans. I salute all of our soldiers and this 11 year old Boy.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 26, 2014, 10:28:20 am
Busters Ice Cream Truck Halloween Costume

(http://i.imgur.com/eoBcjvP.jpg)

Could have posted this is Glorious Wins, Cos Play or created a Halloween Themed Thread. But at the end of the day, the Parents are the Heroes of the Day for their creativity in what they put together for their son. Simply....awesome!
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Mac on October 26, 2014, 02:55:12 pm
That made me smile. Again, another great post.

Ya know, it's very hard to find anything, let alone news with something good in the content.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 26, 2014, 03:49:34 pm
I agree that there is so few good things out there that this thread is not going to "fly up the charts" anytime soon. It's kinda like mining for Gold. You know it's there, it's just gonna take a lot longer to get to it.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 29, 2014, 01:26:04 pm
Man uses Olive Garden’s ‘never ending pasta pass’ to feed homeless (http://fox5sandiego.com/2014/11/29/man-uses-olive-gardens-never-ending-pasta-pass-to-feed-homeless/)



He gets the Hero of the Day Award. Very cool.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Mac on November 29, 2014, 03:16:15 pm
That is cool.

Bravo
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Mac on January 13, 2015, 10:56:21 am
More... more of this man and many like him.

Dutch Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb

Fellow Muslim immigrants 'can f--- off' if they are not grateful for freedom of speech: Dutch mayor

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The outspoken Moroccan-born mayor of Rotterdam said fellow Muslim immigrants "can f--- off" if they are not grateful for freedom of speech, the British newspaper The Telegraph reported Tuesday.

Ahmed Aboutaleb made the eye-popping statement after last week's terror attacks on the Paris satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead, including 10 journalists.

"It is incomprehensible that you can turn against freedom," Aboutaleb said in his speech, according to The Telegraph. "But if you do not like freedom, in Heaven’s name pack your bag and leave.

"There may be a place in the world where you can be yourself," he continued. "Be honest with yourself and do not go and kill innocent journalists. And if you do not like it here because humorists you do not like make a newspaper, may I then say you can f--- off."

Aboutaleb is a "secular Muslim" whose father was an imam in Morocco, The Telegraph reported. He moved to the Netherlands in 1976 when he was a teenager, and has been under some fire for having dual passports, the newspaper reported.

The 53-year-old Aboutaleb's comments were praised by London Mayor Boris Johnson as "the voice of the Enlightenment, of Voltaire."

"We can and will protect this country against these jihadist thugs," Johnson wrote in The Telegraph. "We will bug them and monitor them and arrest them and prosecute them and jail them. But if we are going to win the struggle for the minds of these young people, then that is the kind of voice we need to hear – and it needs above all to be a Muslim voice."
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 07, 2015, 01:26:41 pm
Detroit Man Who Walked 21 Miles To Work Surprised With A New Car

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2NTTQqJuwE

I was going to post this in Glorious Wins, but when I thought about it, this is really more about personal endurance and drive to make such a long trek and do it day in and day out. For that reason alone, I think he is a hero just by sheer will and determination. He is the prime example of what the human mind can do when it stays the course. The bonus of course is getting a new car.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Mac on February 07, 2015, 02:02:14 pm
Nice... I got tear from that.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 25, 2015, 05:46:16 pm
Parents Get Tattoo Of Daughter’s Birthmark So She Won’t Feel Different (http://elitedaily.com/news/world/parents-get-tattoo-daughters-birthmark-wont-feel-different/947256/)



This is awesome! I love that they did this for their little girl. Double heroes of the day!
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 28, 2015, 12:27:32 pm
PHOTOS: Buggy gives special-needs kitten a second chance at life (http://fox5sandiego.com/2015/02/28/buggy-gives-special-needs-kitten-a-second-chance-at-life/)


I love that there are people out there in this world that care enough about animals to do what they can to make their lives easier. This invention can be applied to all sorts of domesticated pets. So, I'm giving a shout out to the creator(s) of this buggy as the Hero of the Day.  :)
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Mac on February 28, 2015, 02:47:36 pm
Despite not being a fan of cats, I agree, it's great to see good services done for our pets.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 07, 2015, 12:21:03 pm
Pharrell Williams, Moby and Andrew W.K. want to perform at bullied dancing man's LA party (http://www.mirror.co.uk/usvsth3m/pharrell-williams-moby-andrew-wk-5288811)



This starts out a Douche of the Day story, but ends up in the Hero of the Day thread for good reason. Thank God for people like Pharrell Williams, Moby and Andrew W.K. that are willing to step in and make another human being matter.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Mac on March 08, 2015, 05:49:15 am
Saw this just moments ago. What an amazing contrast in humanity

Bravo to those folks supporting Dancing Man
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 23, 2015, 08:07:41 am
Vin Diesel Names Daughter After Paul Walker (https://celebrity.yahoo.com/news/vin-diesel-names-daughter-paul-walker-133438852.html)



Didn't know where to put this and this in particular doesn't make one a "Hero". But the story is cool and I like Vin paying tribue to Paul in the manner that he does. Very cool.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Mac on March 23, 2015, 09:17:03 am
Dayum man, you beat me to it. Ya, I was gonna put here too.

Put Vin Diesel down for "Would like to have a beer with"
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 09, 2015, 03:20:22 pm
The Padres have signed a wheelchair-bound ex-pitcher for 20 straight years (http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/04/san-diego-padres-matt-lachappa-contract-mlb)



We all assume that Big League Sports Franchises are all cold and heartless and all about money in how they use and disacard players and whatnot. This article will enlighten you that not all Owners are bad. The Padres Organization gets my seal of approval for Hero of the Day for the past 20 years going out of their way to take care of one of their own. Great read.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 15, 2015, 11:39:38 am
See What WWE Does For A Cancer Suffering Kid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G0DY-mWedw

Another YouTube Recommendation feed sent my way today. It's a year old, but I had to post here. The WWE Superstars that made this a reality for Conner is epic.  Along with the Wrestlers, Conner belongs in this thread as a true Hero. This will leave you in tears for sure.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 23, 2015, 09:40:38 am
Three Americans Praised for Stopping Possible Terror Attack on a Train In France

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NMKHgBvFqc

These guys are awesome. Brave doesn't even begin to do them justice.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Mac on August 23, 2015, 05:49:05 pm
I heard the beat his head to unconsciousness. I wish they would have collapsed it.

Damn... But yes, these guys are awesome heroes.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 20, 2016, 08:45:12 am
Jamie Foxx Rescues Man From Burning Car

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwwn53KgjZY

Pretty cool story.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 30, 2016, 01:34:31 pm
David Ortiz delivers on promise to sick child with home run (http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/david-ortiz-delivers-on-promise-to-sick-child-with-home-run-162441935.html)



This is awesome and it's right out of Babe Ruth / Lou Gehrig lore as well.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 19, 2016, 08:38:09 pm
Deaf Cashier Photographed as Patrons Patiently Write Down Food Orders (https://gma.yahoo.com/deaf-cashier-photographed-patrons-patiently-write-down-food-183439039--abc-news-wellness.html)


I really like this story. So many people are impatient and something like this could have had disastrous results. Really nice that the people involved chose another way to go with this. Love it!
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Mac on May 20, 2016, 01:33:37 am
Thank gawd their is some humanity still existing. Great story.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 26, 2016, 06:30:48 am
Florence + The Machine sings with Hospice Austin teen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzw7MOBS9lg&list=WL&index=32

Another great moment to put a smile on your face. The story is, the teen wanted to go see Florence in concert, but due to her illness, she couldn't. So, they brought the concert to her. Awesome. For more details, go here (http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/05/23/florence-welch-surprises-texas-teen-in-hospice-with-private-performance.html).
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Mac on May 26, 2016, 08:33:42 am
Do you search these stories out? Are they delivered to you? Embedded in your news stories?

Regardless, great stuff. Keep 'em coming.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 26, 2016, 08:54:18 am
I'm the one playing the guitar in the video. Thanks for noticing. And yes, I get my daily feed fix everyday....all day. And no, that isn't me playing guitar in the video.  ;)
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Mac on May 26, 2016, 09:46:12 am
Man that's tough to watch... in a good way. You guys do know what 'hospice' means... right.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on May 26, 2016, 10:16:14 am
Yes.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 29, 2016, 10:43:23 pm
José Fernández Once Asked a Crying Young Fan for His Autograph (https://www.yahoo.com/news/jos-fern-ndez-once-asked-171718593.html)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3khPfsTQQo

I'm sure you have all heard by now the tragic news of José Fernández losing his life in a boating accident last week. Well, the remembrances are still coming out and this one in particular really caught my eye. Awesome video showing just how cool and humble he really was. He is definitely a hero and will be missed.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Mac on September 30, 2016, 09:50:36 am
Love this thread.

Don't know of the guy, but it's great to highlight awesome humanitarian people like him.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 11, 2016, 08:46:18 am
Bait Bum - Wait For It

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh2vO1Iyvqs

This is awesome from start to finish. The only negative I have with the video is the title. It does a huge disservice and doesn't represent what they are trying to achieve here. People or more likely not to check it out because of the title which would deprive people of something truly epic.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Mac on November 11, 2016, 09:42:25 am
Loved that.... thanks for bringing that up.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 16, 2016, 02:55:42 pm
'Miracle' catch: 9-year-old saves falling baby brother

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1spWDYJSXRs

This gives me chills. Thank God for that Kid being in the right place at the right time.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 23, 2017, 08:02:47 am
John Cena Reacts | Fans Surprise John Cena

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnCunDK0tSw

Watch this and try not to get choked up listening to the fan's tell their own stories. Powerful stuff.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on June 29, 2018, 05:49:58 am
Teenager assists blind and deaf man on flight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srlObCcdnDQ

With the world being ripped apart with hate from all corners, seeing this story was a breath of fresh air and much needed. Everyone can and should take a page out of her book on how to treat people....especially strangers.
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on August 24, 2018, 05:39:39 am
Grocery store employee's compassion makes huge impact

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-j0TvoaNCs


If this story doesn't make you feel good...........
Title: Re: Hero of the Day Thread
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 02, 2018, 02:35:48 pm
Alums reunite to sing 'Seasons of Love' for former choir teacher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUCS1khtZgc

Feelgood vid.