Leader, January 8 2021

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A community of heroes

This week’s front page article highlights the heroic efforts of several Kintyre Davids but, it goes without saying, that many lpeople have shown their heroism and altruism through their actions, particularly over the last year.

Too many people to name individually have proven that they are worthy of being titled heroes – worthy of admiration for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities – through innumerable acts of kindness, generosity and selflessness.

It is all the little things which are done day-in, day-out, in addition to the large-scale community efforts, which make a difference and all deserve admiration and recognition.

There are also many other Davids whose good deeds deserve to be mentioned but, unfortunately, we do not have space to recognise each and every one of them so please let those mentioned on the front page represent them all.

The research which identified David as the most heroic name of 2020 also listed the top five names for each gender: Male names: 1 David, 2 Paul, 3 George, 4 Michael, 5 Tom; Female names: 1 Jessica, 2 Katie, 3 Amelia, 4 Rebecca, 5 Hannah.

After the year we’ve just endured, we think everyone deserves to be called a hero.

If, however, you think there is someone – who doesn’t have to be called David! – who deserves a particular mention for their heroism, please let us know and we would be happy to shine the spotlight on their efforts.