If ever you are feeling down or have lost hope in the human race for some reason or other, read this book. It is rather a large, long book; however, it is full of true stories of mostly ordinary people who performed extraordinary acts of kindness. Many of the people honored by the stories in this book risked their own lives and the lives of their families to help save the lives of others. Your faith in human kindness will be renewed and you will be touched to your very soul. Beautiful stories!