Heroes, the topic was are there real-life heroes today and if so who are they? Be sepecific.

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What is a hero? A hero is often viewed as being someone that is rich, famous or beautiful. Some even say heroes don't exist, but instead are only existent in a fantasy world. A hero can come in all shapes, sizes, genders, and racial backgrounds. Heroes usually are oblivious to our knowing because, for the most part they are humble and may not know themselves that they are heroes. The truth is that there are many real-life heroes among us whether famous or just an average person doing their job. A real-life hero can be divided into three groups, "visible heroes", "action heroes" and "family heroes."

A "visible hero" is a hero that is commonly seen and their acts of heroism are far more publicized. These are people who worked very hard to become the best at what they do. In addition to working hard they have became public figures and have strengthened and inspired many people.

One example would be Micheal Jordan. Sure he is an amazing basketball player, but that in no way is what makes him a hero. What makes is a hero is that he is an amazing person with a huge heart. He has shown society how to remain normal when everything around us seems unreal. He has climbed to the top time and time again and has never given up. Another example of a hero would be Mayor Giuliani. Regardless of the tragedy society suffers mayor Giuliani gives the public the courage and leadership to move on. Through his leadership and words he finds a way to make the public feel safe. One final example of a visible hero would be Christopher Reeves. On screen he will always be remembered as Superman, but off the screen he will be remembered...