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Old 01-23-2014, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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"When an electrical fire broke out in his grandfather’s trailer home in Penfield, New York, Tyler Doohan was the only person to take notice — everyone else was asleep. The young boy quickly alerted his grandmother, aunt and cousins, rescuing children as young as 4 and 6 from the fast-moving blaze. With the fire roaring, Doohan went back in to help his grandfather. His body was found near his uncle, who also perished."

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HERO: Eight-year-old boy dies in fire after rescuing 6 people | The Daily Caller

This story is so sad.
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:16 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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I know. What a sweet angel.
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Old 01-23-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
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A boy that became not only a man in seconds but a man who became a hero and and angel by laying down his life for those that needed both. I'm 47 years old. If I can be just 1/100th of the man Tyler was I will have considered my life a success.
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Old 01-25-2014, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Sad realization that life isn't always like that movies; and that you can't always have a happy ending.. even to something as valiant as this.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:47 AM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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I was immediately reminded of the verse, John 15:13. What a beautiful soul Heaven has gained.
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Out West
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Vrooman said her son had always liked to imagine himself as a comic book hero. In the eyes of people around the country, he is now a real-life hero.
I'd say he surpassed comic book hero status. Poor little guy.
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Old 01-25-2014, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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God makes angels to walk among us, meet Tyler- he has returend home now.
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Old 01-26-2014, 09:15 PM
 
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No greater love....
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