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29th Sep '17 10:40:26 AM kaherbert
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* The Cajun Navy (Civilian volunteers) left the safety of their homes in Louisiana and headed to the Texas gulf coast during Hurricane Harvey (2017). They rescued thousands of people from homes that had never flooded before including the previous 2 500 year floods in 2016 and 2015.
28th Sep '17 5:48:06 PM kquinn0830
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** The old German gentleman in ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. He's just a face in the crowd... but he stands up to a homicidal god, because the alternative is to live in a world where everybody knelt.

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** The old German gentleman in ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. He's just a face in the crowd... but he stands up to a homicidal god, because the alternative is to live in a world where everybody knelt.[[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII he's seen this before and won't let it happen again]].
10th Sep '17 1:39:14 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* Civilians in ''VideoGame/{{Hatred}}'' will occasionally grab a weapon to fend off the killer with when they're not fleeing in terror, sometimes stopping to pick one up and using it against him.
30th Aug '17 2:22:01 AM HalcyonDayz
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* When a man walked into an elementary school near Atlanta with an AK47 and 500 rounds of ammo, staff member Antoinette Tuff averted disaster by keeping him in the room with her, empathizing with him, telling him she loved him even if no one else did, and eventually getting him to surrender to police.

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* When a man walked into an elementary school near Atlanta with an AK47 [=AK47=] and 500 rounds of ammo, staff member Antoinette Tuff averted disaster by keeping him in the room with her, empathizing with him, telling him she loved him even if no one else did, and eventually getting him to surrender to police.
29th Aug '17 5:51:32 AM hubakon1368
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* In [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6461902 this rewrite]] of Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron, during Ultron's attack on Sokovia [[LittleMissBadass a little girl]], stands up to the killer robot by [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu throwing a rock at one of his drones]].

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* {{Creator/madsthenerdygirl}}'s ''Fanfic/MCURewrites'': In [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6461902 this rewrite]] of Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron, during Ultron's attack on Sokovia Sokovia, [[LittleMissBadass a little girl]], girl]] stands up to the killer robot by [[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu throwing a rock at one of his drones]].
26th Jul '17 6:58:43 AM SuperSonicHeroes
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*** What's even cooler about this moment is that years later, it was confirmed by [[spoiler:Creator/TomHolland, that the little boy was in fact, Peter Parker. The kid has been a hero a lot longer than just 6 months, even if he was only officially introduced in Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar]].
23rd Jul '17 10:40:03 PM DarkHunter
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* In the first episode of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', when a truck crashes, the Britannian civilians merely stand and gawk at the scene, with some casually taking pictures with their cellphones. Lelouch is the only person who bothers actually trying to help.

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* In the first episode of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', when a truck crashes, the Britannian civilians merely stand and gawk at the scene, with some casually taking pictures with their cellphones. Lelouch is the only person who bothers actually trying to help. Shirley also mentions that witnessing another case of Lelouch helping out when no one else would is what initially attracted her to him.
22nd Jul '17 2:53:50 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literture/JourneyToChaos'': During the fourth book, ''Literature/TranscendingLimitations'', Basilard is on his way to his guild's headquarters when he is ambushed by assassins. His neighbors step up to save him and his daughter.



* Subverted to hell and back in the finale of ''{{Series/Seinfeld}}''.

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* Subverted to hell and back in the finale of %%* ''{{Series/Seinfeld}}''.
31st Dec '16 6:49:37 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* It's a little known secret that the late member of the Music/WuTangClan Ol'Dirty Bastard and his entourage lifted a totalled vehicle to pull a little girl from underneath the wreckage. ODB would visit her in the hospital several times, never telling the parents who he really was. Never forget, [[MomentofAwesome Wu Tang is for the children.]]

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* It's a little known secret that the late member of the Music/WuTangClan Ol'Dirty Bastard and his entourage lifted a totalled vehicle to pull a little girl from underneath the wreckage. ODB would visit her in the hospital several times, never telling the parents who he really was. Never forget, [[MomentofAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Wu Tang is for the children.]]
29th Dec '16 10:39:54 AM nombretomado
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** A technologically minded crazed civillain decides to disrupt the Avenger's appearance on the DavidLetterman show. The villain ends up in a force-field with Letterman while the heroes battle the robots threatening others. Letterman takes a prop and wallops the guy on the skull, saving the day.

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** A technologically minded crazed civillain civilian decides to disrupt the Avenger's appearance on the DavidLetterman Creator/DavidLetterman show. The villain ends up in a force-field with Letterman while the heroes battle the robots threatening others. Letterman takes a prop and wallops the guy on the skull, saving the day.
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