Acts of heroism don’t need to be spectacular or showy. Sometimes even a small deed is just as brave and worthy of admiration.
Such was the case of a boy from Yurimaguas, Peru. When a small dog disappeared into the sewer, this fearless boy climbed down the tight entrance, which would scare off anyone with even the slightest fear of dark, closed-in spaces or creepy crawly things.
The young hero found the dog, tied a rope around him, and the people above lifted him to safety.
Everyone clapped as the rope was lowered down once more for the boy to clamber out.
When asked how he felt after rescuing the poor dog, he answered, “I feel normal.”
What a wonderful lesson to everyone in compassion and humility for even the most humble of creatures.