Heroes don't only exist in comic books and movies. On News10.net we have covered many stories about people doing extraordinary things to help someone else.
PHOTOS: 11 Comic Book Non-super Heroes
Here are 10 stories on News10.net that highlight real life heroes:
High school teacher saves student's life
It was a frightening and unforgettable first period for Noah Tait when the McClatchy High School 10th grader began to choke on his breakfast burrito in class.
Teacher, dad, janitor rescue kids from burning car
A teacher rescued two kids from a burning car Monday afternoon. A parent was driving through the pickup lane at Cameron Ranch Elementary School when his burgundy Toyota 4Runner hit a speed bump and ignited into flames around 3 p.m.
Sacramento first-grader saves friend with Heimlich
A 6-year-old girl who saw the Heimlich maneuver used on a Disney Channel TV show saved a first grade classmate who was choking on an apple slice.
7 year old is Dixon mom's saving grace
At first she thought her mom was playing a practical joke a week ago, but it was no laughing matter when 7-year-old Grace realized her mom, Lindsay Smith was in serious trouble.
Wounded Placerville soldier receives hero's welcome
A wounded warrior received a well-deserved hero's welcome for when he arrived at Sacramento International Airport Wednesday night. Army Specialist Charles Douglas Harris of Placerville lost both his lower legs in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan; he came home to continue his recovery with family and friends.
California Guardsman receives Purple Heart during Rivercats game ceremony
The California National Guard honored one of its heroes before Wednesday's River Cats game during a Purple Heart ceremony. The ceremony recognized the sacrifice of Spc. Israel Luna, who served in the global war on terror.
Antelope boy meets his bone marrow donor
When 7-year-old Dominic Mott relapsed from leukemia two years ago, his chances of survival seemed hopeless. A bone marrow transplant was the only option.
Lodi hero cop honored for saving judge in courtroom attack
Lodi Police Det. Eric Bradley, whose quick thinking likely saved the life of a San Joaquin County judge during a brutal courtroom attack last year, was honored by the city Wednesday.
9-Year-Old Boy Saves Friend's Life in Icy Pond
Nine-year-old Victor Flores is being called a hero after saving a friend who fell through an icy pond.
Surgery delayed for Filipino dog that lost snout
A dog from the Philippines who became an international hero after she sacrificed her snout to save two young girls will have to wait a little longer for surgery to close her wound.
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