Everybody knows by now that not all superheroes wear capes. It has also been proven time and time again that heroes are just regular people who do extraordinary things for the benefit of others.
Take Ricky Mena, for example. He may have lost everything in his life after coping with anxiety and PTSD, but it didn’t stop him from bringing joy to other people, especially children who are suffering from illness. He had a hard time looking for jobs until he started working full-time as a personal trainer. Despite his promising career, he still feels that he needs to do something more in his life.
Ricky was looking for a bigger purpose in life — and he found one.
That’s when he had a dream that changed his life forever.
“She [Ricky’s grandmother] put her arm around me and told me she has something to show me. She proceeded to walk me towards an old school looking reel to reel movie projector and turned it on. A huge movie of Spider-Man walking towards a children’s hospital shot in the sky. He walked through these double doors and on the other side was thousands of kids lying in bed, hooked to hospital tubes, IV poles, and more. He began swinging around bringing them joy through jokes, toys, and taking pictures.””
Hospital bathrooms became Ricky’s changing station.
Ricky took his dream as a sign that making sick kids happy is the missing piece that he had been looking for. He immediately searched online to look for a realistic Spider-Man costume. The rest, as they say, is history.
It wasn’t long before Ricky started his own non-profit organization called Heart for a Hero
After awhile, Ricky began to visit children with terminal illnesses.
After finding the perfect Spider-Man suit, which costs him $1,400, Ricky began his mission. Even though hospital staff wouldn’t let him in wearing his Marvel costume, he decided to enter the place in his regular clothes and then change into his superhero persona in the bathroom.
Ricky was eventually given permission by four hospitals to continue to visit.
Indian Teacher Buys Bus, Picks Up Students Daily So They Won’t Miss School
Not all heroes wear capes! This one teaches science and math – and he drives a bus, too!
It is a sad reality that many children from the village of Baarali in Udupi, India are dropping out of school because of how hard it is to get there in the first place. Apparently, going to school requires students to travel about 2 miles through the forest.
Fortunately, one kind-hearted school teacher decided to take action and deal with the problem. Because of his efforts, more kids from the village are able to continue with their education.
Not all heroes wear capes! This one teaches science and mathematics - and drives a bus!
After 25 Years and 33 Attempts, Guy Finally Passes His Driving Test
He’s the perfect example of persistence!
Remember about that expression about trying again and again if you don’t succeed? This guy has got to be the perfect example of that.
Christian Whiteley-Mason, a guy from Barnsley, South Yorkshire, may be the ultimate role model of persistence for all of us. As you can tell from the headline, this man went through MANY attempts before he finally passed his driving test.
It took him 25 years, 14 instructors, and 85 lessons but he never gave up.
Police Department Buys Ice Cream Truck To Give Away Free Ice Cream For Kids
Freeze! You have the right to remain frozen.
These days, cops have a terrible image – no thanks to those police officers who abuse their authorities and do bad things just because they can. Despite that, it is still heartwarming to know that there are still many good ones out there, doing their best to earn the public’s trust.
Case in point, the Pittsfield Police Department has launched a program called Operation Copsicle. Through the said operation, the cops are aiming to improve community relations by distributing ice cream to young children in their area of jurisdiction.