A gay couple in Birmingham, U.K., grabbed a ladder and rescued their homophobic neighbor and his whole family from the roof of their burning home, Ben Goldby reports. The gay couple, Bryn and James Tudor, had already "made headlines in 2005 when they became the first homosexual couple to tie the knot in a civil partnership in Birmingham." That preceded 3 years of verbal abuse from their neighbor, 29-year-old Baljit Koonar. But in the literal heat of the moment, none of that bigotry mattered. "Our thoughts weren’t about him. We wanted to get the kids down as soon as we could. You don’t think about anything that person has done, it’s just about the value of human life," James said.
As Michael A. Jones wrote, "Kind of makes you think, right? The person you treat with homophobic, transphobic, racist, or sexist remarks today may just end up being the same person who one day saves your life."