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Webster’s dictionary defines hero as a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability.

We define hero as someone who punches a kangaroo in the face to save their dog.

Welcome to Australia. The harsh reality of living down under includes worrying that a kangaroo is going steal your dog, and sometimes you have smack a ‘roo to get the dog back. That’s exactly what happens in the video above, which some are calling the most “Austrailian video of all time.”

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According to The Daily Telegraph, the footage is of zookeeper Greig Tonkins, who rescued his dog Max from the clutches of a mean old kangaroo by showing the animal what for. This was actually a hunting trip from last June put together for a “sick young man called Kailem who passed away from cancer,” the trip’s organizer Mathew Amor told The Telegraph.

“Basically Kailem wanted to catch a boar,” he said.

The video has been viewed by millions already, but those on the trip had a different interpreation of the event.

“It was funny because the guy who did it is the most placid bloke. We laughed at him for chucking such a sh*t punch.”

Now, that’s the most Australian thing ever.

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The Swedish version of long-running comic strip "The Phantom" could be backing a woman to become the next full-time incarnation of the eponymous hero.

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It may not look like much on the surface but that's Hugh Jackman helping people stay above water during a dangerous rip tide.  The video description describes the scene: 

AUSTRALIAN actor Hugh Jackman was hoping for a leisurely swim at Sydney’s most famous beach but soon found himself in the middle of the action.

Nine News television crews captured footage of Jackman and several other swimmers struggling in a rip at Bondi Beach on Saturday afternoon. Jackman, in a black rashie, is seen helping pull a man to safety before gesturing for other swimmers to move clear of the dangerous currents.Hugh Jackman played a real-life action hero Saturday, reportedly rescuing his son and other swimmers from dangerous surf at Bondi Beach. 

In this dramatic footage obtained by Nine News, the rashie-clad Jackman is seen pulling a man by the arm, leading him and his companion away from a rip. He also helps a boy, reported to be his 15-year-old son Oscar, from dangerous surf.
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This man wins at life. The deer however could probably have gone for a cup of hot cocoa before this drawn out video. We hope 'Miss Ice River' enjoys a speedy recovery!

wrestling hero Hero of the Day: Pro Wrestler Shark Boy Helped Keep His Neighborhood Safe by Helping to Catch a Sex Offender
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Wrestling may not be real, but Shark Boy is. The intreped ocean dweller was essential in the capture of a peeping tom in his own neighborhood. He didn't pull any of his signature moves on the criminal, but he did keep an eye on him until the police arrived to ensure his capture. 

If you want to know more about this mysterious hero, just watch this video:

He's clearly been through a lot already. 

Chris Mintz stepped in to help others in the UCC shooting and was shot 7 times as a result
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In the wake of national tragedies like yesterday's school shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College that left at least 10 dead and seven injured, it's easy to just remember the villain. But heroes were there as well.

One of which was army veteran 30-year-old Chris Mintz, who authorities are saying saved many lives that day. He was shot seven times as a result, but he survived and is currently in stable condition.

His family said that he blocked doors to keep the shooter from getting close to other students. Other outlets claim that he rushed at the shooter to protect the ones around him.

NBC News gives some background on Mintz:

Chris Mintz "tried to protect some people," his aunt Sheila Brown told NBC News in a telephone interview. "We were told he did heroic things to protect some people."

She said that Mintz was shot seven times and had been in surgery since the shooting that left 10 dead, including the gunman.

Originally from Randleman, North Carolina, Mintz served about 10 years in the Army. He had just started college, Brown said. He was shot in the back, abdomen and hands, and had two broken legs, she added.

"We're not sure how his legs got broken," she said. "He was on the wrestling team and and he's done cage-fighting so it does not surprise me that he would act heroically."

That's him smiling after having seven bullets removed. Goals.

On top of everything else, the shooting occurred on the sixth birthday of Mintz's son.

Luckily, the little boy still has a father to raise him. And a hero to boot.

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help Mintz and his family on this long and costly recovery.

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