Heroes can come in all shapes and sizes and this is certainly the case when it comes to 6 foot 7 Australian Chris Barnes. For a living Chris rescues young kangaroos whose mothers have been killed in roadside accidents.
Barnes lives in a tiny tin shack with no bathroom or electricity, and spends all his time taking care of the baby kangaroos. When they’ve been nursed back to health and are large enough to be able to fend for themselves he releases them back into the Australian outback.
I think you don’t have to just save a person’s life to be a hero, but other selfless tasks can be just as good. Someone who devotes their life to caring for animals, or protecting the environment, after all could be as helpful as saving a human life. If you think about it without an environment to live in humans wouldn’t be able to exist, so you can’t ignore the caring and consideration that some people show towards animals and our earth.
Chris Barnes to me is still a hero because he’s helped to save thousands of lives – and a kangaroo surely still counts as a life worth saving, that can’t be argued. British TV obviously agrees, as they are currently showing a documentary on the Australian, filming him going about his daily life.