You know what a hero is? A hero is someone who runs into a pile of party hats when the rest of us are running the other way.
That classic truism was proved once again Tuesday in Boca Raton, Florida, by members of the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue squad, who handled a seven-shelf collapse at a Party City store with grace and courage. (No one was seriously hurt; responders treated and released three people who had minor injuries and checked the collapsed aisles to make sure no one else had been caught underneath.)
A local ABC affiliate reported that some of the store's candy shelves were among the victims of the disaster.
The crew that searched under the shelves was assisted, the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Twitter account says, by canines from the local sheriff's department.
If you see a firefighter or dog today, shake his/her hand and tell him/her how much you appreciate his/her work. And try not to be the bonehead who knocks over seven shelves at a Party City store.