The article “A Chinese Hero” as written by Yvonne Liu-Fong, a college student River College in Sacramento, California presents a very strong descriptive account of a person that the author of the article regards as a hero. Firstly, the author, although not in an organized manner, describes the various things that Kim Toy has done to warrant him as a hero. According to the author, “The Chinese Hero” (Kim Toy) strives to save every penny through being a careful spender and not buying luxurious things; a typic hero who beats all odds to obtain money just to give to other people who need it more. The assertion that Kim Toy is a typical hero who beats all odds to obtain money to help other people is underscored by the fact that his primary source of finances is his pension. Ideally, as depicted by the author, he donates the money to schools, TV stations that educate the Chinese, and adult care centers, among others.
The author also delineates how Kim Toy moved back to his home town where he continued with his eleemosynary work; I am opinionative that was a calculated move to enable him get closer to people he helps. This gives insight to the fact that Kim Toy was able to help his fellow Chinese people even while away from his hometown; this is by all means what a typic hero should do.
Professedly, I have also encountered a few people with attributes that can be likened to Kim Toy’s attributes. Even though I had never viewed them as hero, this article, especially from the perspective in which the author has viewed her presumed hero, has made me think of them as heroes. Besides, I also must admit that I am always moved with philanthropic deeds.
Admittedly, Kim Toy, judging from his numerous philanthropic and voluntary deeds, as depicted by the author, is a true hero. It is true that one not only becomes a hero as a result of saving a person’s life or doing something dramatic, but by touching the lives of several other people through the little things we do.