back to top

21 Unsung Heroes We All Know

Superheroes don't only exist in movies - we see them every day. Like the kind stranger on the train who gives up their seat or that teacher than inspired the kid who grew up to save lives. Evian knows a hero when they see one. Join in the conversation at #evianSpiderMan.

Posted on

1. The first person to get up and dance at a wedding

ohmagif.com / Via ohmagif.com

Because we all secretly want to get up there, but don't want to be the first one to do it.

2. That person who always gives up their seat on the bus

We know that it's morally right, but we don't want to do it. Luckily, they're always there to take one for the team.
Roderick Chen / Getty Images

We know that it's morally right, but we don't want to do it. Luckily, they're always there to take one for the team.

3. Or that person that doesn't make you feel like a weirdo when you accidentally fall asleep on them on the train

Because it's the Most. Awkward. Thing. Ever.
Rubberball/Mike Kemp / Getty Images

Because it's the Most. Awkward. Thing. Ever.

4. The person who offers to do the first tea round of the day

forgifs.com / Via forgifs.com

There will be 37 cups to make, and that's BEFORE they've had some caffeine of their own. #HERO.

5. People who return stuff they find dropped in the street

buzzsmile.com / Via buzzsmile.com

They deserve all the karma in the world.

6. A person who remembers to say thank you

Because appreciated people carry on doing nice things.
Jason Eppink/Flickr/(CC BY http://2.0) / Via Flickr: jasoneppink

Because appreciated people carry on doing nice things.

7. The housemate who remembers to put the toilet seat down after use

shaytardgifs.tumblr.com / Via weknowgifs.com

Because no one wants to touch the icky toilet seat themselves.

8. Taxi drivers

Their encyclopaedic knowledge of the roads, infinite memory and unflappable demeanour makes them basically a super-human.
Visit Britain / Britain On View / Getty Images

Their encyclopaedic knowledge of the roads, infinite memory and unflappable demeanour makes them basically a super-human.

9. The barista who always remembers your name and you coffee order

Think about how many people they see each day - and they take the time to make you feel special and your day a little bit nicer. If they especially like you, they'll spell your name incorrectly on the cup - so we've heard.
Rogan MacDonald / Getty Images

Think about how many people they see each day - and they take the time to make you feel special and your day a little bit nicer. If they especially like you, they'll spell your name incorrectly on the cup - so we've heard.

10. People who wear bright colours when it's raining

takecourageblog.com / Via takecourageblog.com

You've injected a shot of colour into this otherwise miserable day, and thus raised our spirits. Thank you.

11. The person at the meeting who asks a stupid question

Because you don't know either and now you don't have to be the idiot who asks it.
Klaus Vedfelt / Getty Images

Because you don't know either and now you don't have to be the idiot who asks it.

12. The person who always offers to capture the spider

gifsoup.com / Via gifsoup.com

WE CAN FEEL IT IN OUR HAIR.

13. People who realise that small changes can make a big difference to someone else's day

Onegif.com / Via sobadsogood.com

** Gratuitous duckling shot **

14. Exhausted parents

Do you know how hard it is to raise a small person on zero hours sleep?
Jamie Grill / Getty imaes

Do you know how hard it is to raise a small person on zero hours sleep?

15. Pizza delivery guys

Come rain, hail, sleet or snow they'll be there in 30 minutes or less. Plus, it must be really upsetting getting to smell pizza all day and not eat it.
Kirby Hamilton / Getty Images

Come rain, hail, sleet or snow they'll be there in 30 minutes or less. Plus, it must be really upsetting getting to smell pizza all day and not eat it.

16. People who are kind to animals

youtube.com / Via gifbin.com

That's a truck driver stopping in the road to rescue a tiny kitten, btw.

17. Shop assistants who go out of their way to help you

Because you know that if you were in their place, you'd pretend to go to the stockroom and have a nap.
Sean Malyon / Getty Images

Because you know that if you were in their place, you'd pretend to go to the stockroom and have a nap.

18. You when you let someone else have the last slice of pizza

forgifs.com / Via forgifs.com

When secretly, you DID want to eat that.

19. Rubbish collectors

When you have a bad day at work, you can have a moan and a coffee. When they have a bad day, they still have to scoop rubbish.
Claire Trish/Flickr/(CC BY-ND http://2.0) / Via Flickr: pixieclaire001

When you have a bad day at work, you can have a moan and a coffee. When they have a bad day, they still have to scoop rubbish.

20. That friend who always has time for a cup of tea and a chat

socialphy.com / Via socialphy.com

They take on your woes and provide you with endless supplies of cuppas - and ask for nowt in return.

21. Your pets

Unlike fellow humans, these guys can look past your bad hair days, grumpy mood and other foibles and treat you with love, kindness and compassion. Unless they're hungry, of course.

Still holding out for a hero? Check out this video of Spider-Man dancing with his own Evian baby-me:

View this video on YouTube

Join in the conversation at #evianSpiderMan.