Heroic New York boy gets firefighter funeral

A sad story about an 8-year-old upstate New York boy, Tyler Doohan, who rescued six relatives from a fire but died while trying to save his grandfather, will be laid to rest Wednesday with a ceremony and honor befitting a fallen firefighter, according to local fire officials.

Penfield Fire Company has kept an honor guard standing by the remains of the boy during calling hours since Monday, and at the end of a church service on Wednesday, Penfield Fire Chief Chris Ebmeyer will declare Tyler an honorary firefighter and present his family with a special fire helmet inscribed with the boy’s name.

“The young man acted with a lot of courage and bravery to try to rescue his grandfather after rescuing other members of his family,” Ebmeyer said. “He showed valor and strength, and paid the ultimate sacrifice.”

Read more about Tyler’s heroism here.

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10 year old boy saves elderly neighbor on JUST A HUNCH!

A 10-year-old Michigan boy is being hailed as a hero after spotting something peculiar while his father drove him home Saturday evening. Though he initially thought it was dog, it turned out to be an 80-year-old neighbor who had fallen on some ice in her garage, Howell radio station WHMI-FM reports.

“It was late at night and super cold out and their garage was open and something just didn’t feel right,” young Danny DiPietro told local ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV.

DiPietro later pestered his mother, Dawn, to check it out. She was hesitant at first, but relented and took the family dog for a walk near the condominiums to allay her son’s concern.

Read what happens next here!

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