It’s amazing how ordinary people can do the absolute, extraordinary. Whether it’s encouraging others to chase their dreams or helping others in need – it’s safe to say that there are many superheroes who walk among us and it’s not just characters of fictional stories we’ve grown up to love. No matter the age or influence, there are so many people out there who’ve been able to make a strong impact to make this world we live in a truly better place to live in.

Ahead, Team BAZAAR shares their real-life superheroes who’ve fuelled a sense of hope and inspiration.

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Kenneth Goh, Editor-In-Chief

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“A value system rooted in family values, a strong spirit for working independently, a bold voice for education, and learning all wrapped up in chic and style; mum has all the qualities of courage, wisdom, and bravery that I hope to learn every single day of my life.”

Charmaine Ho, Executive Editor

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“If I could choose anyone to have dinner with (dead or alive), I’d pick David Attenborough every single time. His passion for nature and his unwavering sense of wonderment at its beauty has formed many of my opinions with regards to the world around us, and life in general. I LOVE YOU DAVID!!”

Windy Aulia, Creative Director

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“This might sound sappy, but my true real-life superheroes are all the mothers out there, especially the mother of my children. I must give credit to every single mother’s inherent nurturing ability and their endless supply of unconditional love. It’s truly a remarkable feat.”

Arissa Ha, Senior Beauty Editor

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Hey, all. Please, share my nephew’s story so that it gets as much exposure as it can. We know that our little hero would love some words of encouragement from his favorite heroes. On July 9th, my six year old nephew Bridger saved his little sister’s life by standing between her and a charging dog. After getting bit several times on the face and head, he grabbed his sister’s hand and ran with her to keep her safe. He later said, “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.” After receiving 90 stitches (give or take) from a skilled plastic surgeon, he’s finally resting at home. We love our brave boy and want all the other superheroes to know about this latest hero who joined their ranks. @tomholland2013 @chrishemsworth @robertdowneyjr @markruffalo @prattprattpratt @twhiddleston @chadwickboseman @vindiesel @chrisevans EDIT: I just finished visiting with Bridger at his home. His wounds are looking so much better! He’s in great spirits, and his awesome personality is intact. He can’t smile too widely yet, but he was grinning as I read some of your comments to him. I’d also like to mention here that the dog’s owners are really great people who have been nothing but kind to Bridger and his family. We feel no resentment toward them at all, and—if anything—there’s only been an increase of love between our families as a result of this incident. EDIT 2: Once again we’re blown away by the amazing comments and messages that Bridger’s receiving. I’ve had lots of inquiries about a GoFundMe. Bridger’s family has asked that any one wishing to help out financially can, instead, donate to @mission_22 or @wwp. Bridger is also a huge fan of Science, especially Geology. So I’m going to start a post where people can share with him pictures of cool rocks that they see. EDIT 3: Once again, everyone’s kindness has meant so much to us. I’m trying to get to all of the messages that I can, but it may take some time. For those who have inquired about sending Bridger some rocks, we are so thankful. However, we are asking that those inspired by Bridger to do something kind for another person in Bridger’s honor.

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“I never thought I had to take lessons from a six-year-old boy about being a real-life superhero. Bridger Walker jumped in front of a dog to save his younger sister. After being bitten on the head several times, he took his sister’s hand and led her to safety. He later said, “If someone had to die, I thought it should be me.” ?????”

Boon Tan, Digital Director

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No IG, Twitter or Tik Tok either! ???

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“Madonna. Because she taught me that nothing is impossible if you set your heart on something. Well, almost.”

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Shermin Ng, Senior Digital Writer

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“Unconventional and free-spirited, Frida Kahlo was relentless in her pursuit of freedom and independence in a conservative society. She never let her multiple disabilities hold her back; instead, she channeled her pain and sufferings into her distinctive art. In many ways, the stereotype-defying Kahlo has inspired me to face challenges head-on and embrace my individuality.”

Navin Pillay, Social Media Producer

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Mindy Kaling doesn’t fit into society’s expectations of what an Indian woman should be. Yet, she’s one of the biggest names in Hollywood in recent years. I remember watching The Mindy Project as a teenager and feeling so happy at seeing someone who looked like me (okay, maybe not exactly like me) on popular television. She’s funny, hardworking, talented, and doesn’t ask anyone for permission to be exactly who she is—while being a single-parent. And for those many reasons, Mindy Kaling is my real-life superhero.”

Margaux Levy, Contributing Digital Writer

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“In these current times, I’d say the real-life superheroes to me right now are the frontline workers who are endlessly dedicated to saving lives (while putting theirs at risk) and keeping all of us safe. They should truly be celebrated for all that they do.”

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