A headline from today's Seattle Times. I don't want to be glib about this incident. It's a sad story. But I can't get over the phrasing. Shouldn't the headline instead say something like "Now dead hiker fell in love with Seattle, brother says"? I keep seeing this image of a zombie wandering the streets of Seattle.
Anyway, the man in this story used his body to shield his wife from a late spring storm on Mt. Rainer, and that's part of why he passed away. Hero is a term that gets wrongly thrown around a lot, but at least for his wife, this man was a hero.