Protecting Life at All Costs

I like to think that human beings are inherently good. Even through the worst tragedies, like the earthquakes in Haiti and China, or the floods in Pakistan and the Philippines, courageous souls come out from under the woodwork, saving the precious lives of those around them.

In this post, we celebrate these ordinary people who, under dire circumstances, became heroes. This includes the determined mother and father who would do anything to protect their child, the solider who risks his life to protect his fellow comrades, and the good Samaritan who goes beyond the call of duty to rescue absolute strangers.

Above, Internally Displaced People leave Kibati heading north from the city to their villages, Kibumba and Rugari, north of the provincial capital of Goma, Congo, on November 2, 2008. Several thousand people displaced in the fighting between rebels and government troops in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo began returning home Sunday as a ceasefire held, an AFP correspondent on the scene reported.

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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