Not all Heroes fly with capes unfurled; some of them come and go without a whisper. They extend a hand to a stranger, comfort a friend, caress a pet, care for a loved one, stand up or stand FOR, then silently slip away unseen. The most Heroic moment in the history of movies comes when Charlie Allnut clenches his teeth in silent resignation, then slips off the African Queen back into that leech-filled water, because it's the only way to save his Rosie. It's the hand Life dealt him, and he plays it, in Spades.
And, like trees falling in a deserted forest, or flowers blushing unseen, many Heroic deeds and moments go unobserved, unwept, unsung. I once read of the principle that one of the most rewarding things in life is to do something really nice or good or kind, in secret, and then be found out by accident.
But just that little secret glow within, of the never-credited, known-only-to-you good deed, is a blessing.
Let's all find a Hero today. Or BE one.