Sometimes in life, we happen to be in the right place at the right time and we get the chance to be a hero, even if it’s in some small way. In these moments, usually something commands us from deep within, and sometimes we just don’t even think and just do what we have to do instinctively. The fact is, most people are going to do this. Human beings are more good than bad, and almost all people have an instinct for helping others. There are some selfish people in the world who won’t put their neck out for someone else, but most people will gladly lend a hand.
When the time comes to act, people say that their body just acts and not a lot of thought goes into it. Maybe it even seems like “no big deal” to the person doing it, and maybe they’re not even at risk, but the other person is. One example that I can think of was when a six-year-old boy named Bridger Walker instinctively stepped between his four-year-old sister and a vicious charging dog who was intent on ripping the little girl apart. Bridger didn’t stop to think. There was never any question to him. He was willing to literally sacrifice himself to save his little sister.
As a result of his courage, Bridger sustained terrible wounds that caused him to need more than 80 stitches in his face. Even after getting attacked, Bridger led his little sister to safety when it was all over, paying no attention whatsoever to his own wounds and medical needs. Not every story of heroism involves this level of risk. The fact is, many people would instinctively protect themselves even if they want to be a person who is willing to sacrifice themselves. However, Bridger isn’t that guy.
In the video below, you’ll see a man rescuing an elderly woman from dangerous floodwaters. It doesn’t look like it’s very hard for him to do what he did, but the fact is, going through this water was dangerous and floods are unpredictable. However, it saved this woman’s life. Watch this dramatic video below.