I sometimes wonder why we don't hear stories like these more often. Do they happen all of the time and we just don't know it because there isn't a camera around? Or, are they rare exceptions in a world where self-interest and vanity are the norm?
The thought I had today as I watched both of these stories again was what leads someone to become a Mack Bawden or Dartanyon Crockett? Was it the influence of their families? A teacher? Or, did they just become the sort of heroic people the rest of us aspire but generally fail to become? And, what role do schools have in developing these sorts of students?