TED Talk: A Small Act of Heroism

Volunteer fireman Mark Bezos was not the hero he hoped to be when he arrived second at an apartment fire, but what he shares in this funny and poignant four-minute TED  Talk is that every single act of generosity and kindness matters, no matter how simple or how small.

This is one of my favorite talks.

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1 Response to TED Talk: A Small Act of Heroism

  1. Howard Wu says:

    The first night in my new appartment at College in Isla Vista, I was awaken by my roommate whom I never even meet skaken me from deep sleep, “Howard! Howard! There’s a fire in the appartment!”
    When came aware I ran to my closest to grab my robe. I distinctly remember taking a half a minute looking for my good robe before disappoining grabbing my old one before racing out into the street. The good new that I would learn was that the fire was small and another unit far from ours and had fun meeting one other new roomie for the first time and neighbors under invigorating circumstances. One poor chap, while the fire was out and powerline had broken off and was arcing sparks done on his car. He was crying out, “My car, my poor car!” in a slightly British accent. Fortunately for him by daylight except for spots on the roof the car started right up and he made out find.
    The lesson for me that night is was if you want to know about your real first priorities. Waken at two am in the morning, what you would grab? Oh, and thanks for the Xmas cookies. Against all odds I’ve save a few for this morning. Merry Christmas.

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