Monday, July 23, 2012

Can Anyone Be Batman?

AURORA, CO - JULY 20:  Investigators are on th...
AURORA, CO - JULY 20: Investigators are on the scene at the Century 16 movie theatre where a gunmen attacked movie goers during an early morning screening of the new Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises' July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. According to reports, over 10 people have been killed and over 30 injured. Police have the suspect, twenty-four year old James Holmes of North Aurora, in custody. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
There was a scene from Dark Knight Rises where Bruce Wayne explains that he intended for Batman to be a symbol to inspire others to do good. The idea was that anyone can be Batman. I just saw the movie yesterday and it blew me away. And then I heard some news about the shooting at the Colorado movie theater: there were extreme acts of bravery. Real heroes who gave up their lives for those they loved. There were three men who gave their lives for their girlfriends by shielding them from Jame Holme's bullets with their own bodies! I'm not saying that they were motivated or directly inspired by Batman but what they did - putting the needs of others above their own is exactly what the character is about..

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'Dark Knight' Shooting: 3 Boyfriends Die Shielding Girlfriends During Aurora Massacre (VIDEO, PHOTO)

There was another story of another young man, Jarell Brooks,  who got shot helping a young mother protect her children from James Holmes.  

Aurora Theater Shooting Hero, Jarell Brooks, Saves Mom, 2 Daughters

Sometimes when tragedy strikes people sometimes take the opportunity step up  and be heroic. And sometimes there isn't a happy ending for them.
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