The Malian migrant who scaled a building to save a dangling child has been honoured by the French president and promised naturalisation as a French citizen.
Tales of superhuman strength, commitment and compassion have come in from far and wide. What we've found is that it's not the moments of great drama that people remember as much as the quiet moments of support, the kind words that help them to be brave.
We have to begin to undo the lessons we internalise as children about our roles as men. To let go of the need to display our heroism in a world where not all of our enemies can be seen, let alone defeated. To learn to love women as people of equal value, agency and self-mastery as ourselves.
At the end of the day, whether someone's a celebrity fundraiser or a "normal" person, the underlying moral of selflessness is still the same - they're just trying to raise money for a good cause.
A 13-year-old boy from Bradford who saved two young children after a hoverboard exploded has spoken out about his intervention
The husband of an NYPD police officer who died during a rescue mission during 9/11 has launched an attack on transgender
A teenager who lost her life trying in vain to save another girl from a fast-flowing river "died a hero", a friend has said
Lance can give back his sponsorship money, his titles, his many accolades. But he will never be asked to erase the hope he has given to so many of us. Nobody knows why some people recover from illness and some do not.
Read any biography of a great man or woman and you will almost always find evidence of the ruthlessness, cruelties and immoralities that arose from their single-minded pursuit of greatness.
It might be my age (my next birthday's got a zero in it) but lately something strange has been stirring my waters. I can't stop wondering... is it just me, or has Beckham gone a tattoo too far?