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Extraordinary Acts of Courage

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There are many people who fly under the radar and don't get the recognition that they deserve. They are known as everyday heroes who, through defining moments of courage, undertake acts of bravery that change the lives of everyone involved. As the people involved describe what happened, this docu-series features heroic stories, including a grandmother who stops a serial bank robber, a high-school football player who protects his family from gang members, and a girl who shields her younger sister from an oncoming truck.

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A boy drives a runaway logging truck; a woman's scarf gets tangled in a carwash; a football player protects children on a bus from an armed classmate.
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A girl shields her younger sister from an oncoming truck; a man falls onto the subway tracks; a school bus rolls down a hill.
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An Army Sergeant protects his sons from a bank robber; biking enthusiasts are ambushed by a mountain lion.
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A young man prevents his grandmother from drowning; a fire survivor reunites with her rescuer; an Atlanta Falcons fan is saved by one of his idols.
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A high school football star protects his family from gang members; a glider pilot saves his passengers; a boy scout saves his neighbor from a snake bite.
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Adventure-seekers' lives are threatened during an avalanche; a race car driver's first race ends in fire; a woman is trapped in a burning car.
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A passenger risks his life to rescue survivors of a train crash; two men work to save a bus full of children when a bridge collapses.
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A grandmother bests a serial bank robber; strangers rescue a commuter from a flood; a 3-year-old is rescued from a burning SUV.