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Five months ago, Keanon Lowe, a former star wide receiver at the University of Oregon, was hailed as a hero for tackling and disarming a gunman at Parkrose High School in Portland where he coaches football and track.

Surveillance video of the horrifying moment was recently released after a public records request and it shows Lowe not only putting on a stunning display of bravery in a life-or-death situation, but showing his incredible humanity as well.

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Seventeen-year-old Tyra Winters proves anyone can be a hero.

The high school cheerleader's quick thinking helped save a little boy's life last month.

Winters and her teammates from Rockwall High School in Texas were riding on a float in the homecoming parade when she saw a woman holding her toddler and crying for help.

"He was turning purple, so I immediately jumped off the float, I ran down to the kiddo, and I was like, 'I got him' and I grabbed him from the mom. I grabbed him and tilted him and I gave a good three back thrusts and he ended up spitting up," Winters told KTVT.


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On June 28, 2018, a gunman opened fire in newsroom of the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, killing five people.

Among the dead were four of the paper's editors and reporters and a sales assistant. After such a heinous tragedy, no one would have blamed the paper for shutting down for the day. No one would have blinked an eye if everyone who produces the paper had gone home to process the horror, mourn the loss of their friends and colleagues, and get away from the nightmare they had just experienced.

Police investigate the scene after a gunman killed five employees at the Capital Gazette. Photo by Saul Loeb/Getty Images.

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At 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 12, 2017, Roy Guill woke up to a Facebook message from a man he'd never met.

The man, Eric Delman, explained that he'd been going through some stuff from 9/11 for the previous day's anniversary. He wanted to know if Guill was from Staten Island.

But it wasn't Delman's message that struck Guill. It was what Delman was wearing in his profile photo: a yellow, coal miner's helmet with a bracket on the front where the headlamp used to be and a dent in the brim.

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