17 Inspiring Stories of Real Life Heroism

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1. Sonny Melton


In the weeks since the mass shooting in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, we have come across many stories of heroism. One that stands out is that the story of Sonny and Heather Melton. The two were celebrating their one year wedding anniversary at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when gunfire rang out all around them. Immediately they tried to run, Sonny wrapping his body around Heather to protect her from harm. Sadly, Sonny was struck by the rain of bullets and succumbed to his injuries. An emotional Heather told The Today Show their story saying, “I lost half my heart.” Even so, he gave his life to protect his love and that's a pretty beautiful thing.