12/20/2012 01:38 pm ET Updated Jan 02, 2013

8 Amazing Videos Of Everyday Folks Made Unsung Heroes

From law enforcement here at home to our troops overseas, ordinary citizens are answering the call of duty to protect our rights, freedoms, and lives.

Beyond what our servicemen and women do for us day-in and day-out, there, too, are strangers among us going out of their way to protect us in times of crisis.

We’ve gathered some of the most inspiring caught-on-film acts of Good Samaritans stepping up to help their fellow man and woman with the justification of acting on ordinary human impulse—something they humbly suggest does not make them heroes.

We, however, respectfully disagree.

What are you favorite stories of everyday folks made heroes? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.

8 Amazing Videos of Everyday Folks Turned Unsung Heroes