June 8th, 2015

This guy is not just a hero…

but a smart hero as well.

8 Responses to “This guy is not just a hero…”

  1. G6loq Says:

    The Gift of Fear

    Each and everyday, train. No exceptions.
    100% responsible.

  2. Oldflyer Says:

    Heroism continues to be defined loosely in modern terms.
    I guess he somehow contacted police, although it is not clear how from the article. Nor is it clear that he had any interaction at all with the Perp. Or maybe I am just obtuse.
    Still, it is well that he was aware, and pro-active.

  3. neo-neocon Says:

    Oldflyer:

    “Hero” not in the sense of extreme physical bravery or anything of that sort. “Heroic” in the sense of being on the ball, observant, active, and clever, as well as heroic because of the wonderful outcome in saving a child.

    I’d offer a better word than “hero” but I can’t think of one offhand.

  4. parker Says:

    The driver deserves kudos for his actions. No point in hashing over a term for describing what he did.

  5. Ymarsakar Says:

    Used to be these were called citizens.

  6. charles Says:

    “Hero” because he chose to get involved – albeit, in a somewhat mild way – instead of just thinking it wasn’t in his job description or it wasn’t his business.

  7. Molly Brown Says:

    G6loq,
    Right you are. TGOF. Just ordered it for my son’s sweet and naive girlfriend. He’s had to come to her rescue more than once…

  8. Tatterdemalian Says:

    He got lucky. He even admits it… “What if I didn’t read that message until I got to Fremont BART?”

    Kid would have been just another statistic, and people would blame the government (if not the driver) for “not getting involved.”

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