Harrison Ford is one of the recognizable human beings on the planet. He's appeared in such iconic films as Blade Runner, The Fugitive and Air Force One. His career has spanned decades and continues to this day. Age hasn't slowed him down at all. Even as a grandfather, he's a total badass.
Of course, we can't talk about Harrison Ford without mentioning Han Solo and Indiana Jones. These are two of the most beloved characters in all of fiction, both played by one man. Between these two, is there any hero better to look up to?
As it turns out, there is. The man himself appears to be a bigger hero to strangers in real life than any he's played on the screen. And these aren't just typical heartwarming encounters with a celebrity. This man saves lives.
Recently, Ford was driving on a freeway north of Los Angeles when he saw a woman lose control of her vehicle and crash. Most people would either drive past or at most stop to call the police. Ford actually got down in a ditch and helped the woman out of her car. This type of behavior is actually a pattern for him.
In 2001 a Boy Scout troop went on a camping trip near Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. 13 year-old Cody Clawson got separated from his group and was lost in the wilderness for over 18 hours. He spent a night curled up in a cave.
First, imagine the relief of being saved. Then, imagine noticing it's Han Freaking Solo that stepped out of the plane. You may think you didn't make it and are now in some more awesome version of heaven.
That wasn't Ford's first time locating a missing person. He also joined a search party and found a hiker who had become lost. They had a similar shocked reaction to seeing Indiana Jones as their rescuer. Ford has also used his flight skills for larger projects.
In 2010 a massive earthquake devastated the nation of Haiti. Several nations came together and sent relief to those in need. Sure enough, one of the people that went over to help out was Ford. He flew his own plane to assist in providing medical volunteers and supplies.
In 2015, the world was terrified to learn that Harrison Ford was in a plane crash. Shortly after takeoff he experienced engine failure and wasn't able to successfully make it back to the runway. Millions feared we might lose the star.
Don't be alarmed. That feeling in your chest right now? That's unadulterated love, and it's completely normal. It's how you should feel after learning the man famous for saying, "Get off my plane" has used his own to be a beacon of light and hope in this cruel, cruel world.