I've had a few heroes. They've primarily been sports stars like Cecil Fielder or musicians like Billy Corgan. And of course, competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi.
But after reading this story about a Florida man who punched a shark that was attacking his dog, my definition of "hero" has changed. None of those other guys ever did anything as awesome as this.
" Greg LeNoir watched in horror as a shark's mouth opened wide Friday, chomping a large set of teeth on his beloved 14-pound dog, Jake.
''Noooooo,'' LeNoir shrieked, fearing the worst.
But the case of the rat terrier versus shark has a happy ending.
''Jake's doing great,'' LeNoir's brother, Phillip, said Monday. ``And I still can't believe my brother jumped in the water and punched a shark.''
Neither can I, Phillip. Neither can I.