Celebrities are notoriously known for being extremely self-absorbed. I saw Patrick Dempsey at the 2011 Transformers: Dark of the Moon premier in New York City a few years ago and was appalled by how dismissive he was of fans. A year later, the Grey's Anatomy star saved a teen from a car crash. I guess there's more than what meets the eye.
Patrick is not the only actor who has can be labeled a hero. There's a handful of celebrities who have done such outstanding deeds that you will never be able to look at them the same way again.
1. Heidi Klum
The America's Got Talent judge was on vacation in Hawaii watching her oldest son and nannies swimming in the ocean, when suddenly a dangerous tide swept them away. She and her then-boyfriend Martin Kristen ran into the water and dragged all of them to safety. Once they were safe on land, Heidi ran to get water for the victims.
"I did what any mother would do," she told People. "Henry swam out of it. I grabbed him at the shore. The nannies were the ones in much deeper trouble."
2. Garth Brooks
In 2003, the country singer rushed into a burning home in Oklahoma and saved two young boys who were home alone.
“The fire came in like a bullet,” one of the boys told ABC News. “The flames were taller than the house. You couldn’t see anything because the smoke was so thick.”
3. Blake Shelton
The Voice coach was driving near the Oklahoma River when he spotted a group of men stuck in a mudslide. Unable to get them to safety with the use of his body weight or his truck, Blake went back to get his tractor to pull the three men out.
If it wasn't for the country singer's helping hand, the young men would have been stuck there for days!
4. John Oates (Hall & Oates)
While Daryl Hall and John Oates were dining at a restaurant, a robber stormed inside the place with a gun. Instead of lying down, John Oates, the electric guitarist, pushed the robber on the glass door and restrained him until the police showed up.
5. John Krasinski
Like Heidi, The Office star also put his swimming skills to good use when a riptide almost drowned a woman in Costa Rica. "Literally in three seconds the girl had been swept 150 yards out," John recalled.
He risked his life to swim out and try to save the woman, and luckily he succeeded. “Granted, not everybody needs to have life-or-death experiences, but that changed my entire life. All of a sudden I grew up,” he told Playboy.
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