My Hero: A Hero As A Hero

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We all have someone in our lives who we consider a hero. This hero may be an athlete, an actor, a friend, or a historical figure; but just like Targan in True Grit, my hero is who I think of as a hero. Karl Harris, my father, displays heroic qualities such as bravery, strength, and selflessness. I am honored to have such a heroic father who leads by example. First of all, my dad displays bravery in every aspect of his life. My dad has to be brave in his line of work. He has worked as a Deputy Sheriff in Meade County for over fifteen years. Just as Targan’s father in True Grit acts, my dad never acts afraid when it comes to his job. My dad has never been afraid to go work calls such as deaths, car accidents, shootings, or domestic fights.…show more content…
My dad has always been selfless when it comes to his job. Whenever a co-worker needs a vacation day or a sick day, my dad offers to cover them. The boss at the Sheriff’s office once recognized my dad as the deputy who has taken the least amount of sick days. Friends of my dad have also called my dad selfless. If anyone needs advice or a favor, they have never hesitated to ask Karl. One instance where I recall my dad acting selfless was when a friend of my dad’s came out as being gay to my dad. My dad was the first one to find out and he put his personal feelings aside to assist his friend in the next step of his life, which happened to be coming out to his family. I have also spent a lot of time feeding animals with my dad for one of his friends. Despite his busy life, my dad has always acted selfless when it comes to his family. No matter what he really needed or wanted, my dad always put our needs and wants before his own. Just like Targan’s father, my dad has always strove to have “enough”. I can not recall a single Christmas that I did not receive what I wanted, or when my dad got something extravagant. Whenever a chore needs done around the house, my dad is usually the first person to volunteer to help. I can remember several times where he cleaned our house last minute to save us all from disaster. Just like Targan’s father, my dad never expected glory from his selfless acts. My dad shows incredible selflessness when it comes to his work, his friends, and his
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