What I love about these videos is that no one PLANNED to be a hero. They became heroes when they saw people about to drown, right in front of them.
CNN's Drew Griffin was reporting from Beaumont, Texas when a guy drove into a ditch filled with 10 or 12 feet of water, and his truck started floating away. But Drew and another guy ran over and pulled him out--
When this elderly man was swept away in his SUV, onlookers formed a human chain to rescue him and get him to a hospital, where he was reunited with his son-