Most kids look up to their hero, rather than become one.
Some kids are given the chance to go above and beyond expectations, and when they are put to the task, they've not only changed their own lives, but the lives of others.
What these kids learn the most is that real life heroes don't have to wear capes to make a difference in the world and in the lives of others.
For instance, when the home of 10-year-old Antoine Burks was engulfed in flames, all he could think about was getting his younger sister to safety.
The fire destroyed everything the family owned, but Antoine ran back into his home and rescued his six-year-old sister Trinity.
"I thought, what if something bad happens to her, it might have been my fault because I am her big brother, and I have to protect her," he told reporters.
A six-year-old boy from Circleville, Ohio showed the same bravery and quick-thinking as Antoine...on his birthday.
He received the best present he could have ever asked for.