Captain Sullenberger and a Need for Heroes

Bravery and humility – often at the heart of fairy tales – are qualities that can inspire all of us to be the best that we can be. And, with the doom and gloom of the economic crisis, we were primed and about ready for a miracle. People want to feel hopeful again.

Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III safely landed a US Airways flight 1549 with 155 passengers and crew onboard in the Hudson River when the plane encountered problems after takeoff. Everyone survived. A spokesman for the U.S. Airline Pilots Association says that Sullenberger acted ‘very calm and cool, very relaxed, just very professional.’ Apparently he was the last one off the plane, walking down the aisles two times to make sure no one was left on board. Now that’s a hero.

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