In this day and age it isn’t often that you can find someone you truly admire and look up to. There are very few heroes like there used to be and we tend to look to our imaginary superheroes of film or television. Captain America of Marvel fame is quite popular. Embracing the values that made our country great, it’s easy to see why we look at figures like this in awe and respect. Personally, I’m a huge fan of Captain America. He embodies the good looking, clean cut, clean life, God fearing, country proud man of the era of WWII, which is obvious since that is his time period. This is my idea of an ideal man. He had the right qualities, and oh look, he knows how to treat a lady as well.
Except for maybe one man.
It’s not often that you can look at a man who is ballroom dancing and say, oh, that is someone to admire, but in the case of Noah Galloway, I think he is truly someone to admire. Taking Dancing with the Stars by storm, he has taken the ballroom to new heights and surprised, impressed, and made us all cry. Who would have ever thought a man missing the limbs on his left side could ever do what he has done every week?
Here is a man who was lost out of high school, who saw the two towers being bombed, who decided to sign up to fight for our country. Who lost his limbs and what was the life he knew in one moment. In one flash everything was gone. He gave his arm and leg for our country. He served our country and fought for our freedom and lost something so personal. How could anyone who has not been in combat even come close to knowing what this man has gone through.
And yet week after week he danced his heart out, bringing us to tears with his amazing work ethic and self motivation. Here is someone who respects hard work and pushing one’s self. Never giving up even when there were downsides to the dancing. Even though he has never received the highest scores. Caring for his partner, Sharna Burgess, in a way that all men should care for a woman, be it friend, mother, sister, lover, etc. He respects women. You can see it in how he treats Sharna.
Here is a man that embodies Captain America. Who says we need Marvel with a fake hero? We have a hero right here at home is showing the world what he can do. Pushing himself beyond the boundaries of modern dance.
Showing us all that pushing ourselves does get us somewhere.
You want a man for your young son to look up to? Show him Noah Galloway and you are showing him the real Captain America.
I know which captain I would take.