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Teen Boy Who Used His Body To Shield Others During Florida Shooting Is Receiving Praise And Thanks

Teen Boy Who Used His Body To Shield Others During Florida Shooting Is Receiving Praise And Thanks
Updated 3 months ago

On Wednesday, February 14, a gunman killed 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The needless deaths of so many is a terrible tragedy, and our nation will remember this latest school shooting as a low point in the ongoing epidemic of gun violence. But even as struggle to process such horrible acts, there are men and women who rise to meet them in the moment. Anthony Borges, 15, is one such man. 

Borges used his body to hold a door shut, protecting the 20 people inside, though the gunman shot him five times through the door.

The internet is rallying behind this true hero.

Still in the hospital, Borges is regaining health and receiving the occasional visitor.

Though we tend to focus on the shooter, let's not forget people like Anthony.

Twitter is urging some other visitors to help raise Borges's spirits.

Borges is inspiring everyone who hears of his actions.

Maybe someday we'll live in a world where heroism like his isn't necessary.

Feel well soon, Anthony. The debt of gratitude we owe you as a nation will be a hard one to repay.

Perhaps, as a start, we can take steps to stop disasters like this from ever happening again.