I'm not usually one for the "heartwarming" stories on social media. They're usually either too syrupy or maudlin for my tastes. But this one is unusually good. It's a personal tale of meeting one's hero -- at just the right time, and with just the right experience. And it's a healthy reminder to us all that you never know when you might just be someone's hero, at a time they might need one.
Here are a couple of excerpts, but you really ought to click on the first one do yourself the favor of reading the whole story through. It won't take more than a couple of minutes.
I had some further thoughts on this on the air this weekend. Check out the podcast segment on being a hero on the iHeartRadio app.