With all that's been in the news lately, one can easily think that humans are just the Earth's waste. And while that probably applies to some of us, there are plenty of awesome people as well. At least that is what the subreddit r/HumansAreMetal is trying to prove. With over 539,000 members, the community is sharing random acts of kindness and heroism in hopes of restoring our hope in humanity. From honoring firefighters who lost their lives during 9/11 to car crash survivors showing the lifesaving effects of seatbelts, it is doing one heck of a job, too. Continue scrolling and check out some of the most popular posts on the subreddit.

#1

Someone Make This Into A Movie Right Now!

Someone Make This Into A Movie Right Now!

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Twisted Soul
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5 months ago

Cool!

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"The aim of our community is to showcase just how bad*ss humans really are," a moderator of the subreddit, Stuttero, told Bored Panda. "In a sentence, it's a place for people doing bad*ss things."

Stuttero said that a lot of the long-time members of the sub are also big fans of our sister communities, r/natureismetal and r/natureisbrutal, "which both showcase similar content to r/HumansAreMetal, albeit with animals/wildlife instead of humans, and slightly more graphic content in the case of the latter - most of the team definitely do believe that the more gory content is viewed really well by the community."

The moderator highlighted that shared interests really are key to building a good, strong Reddit community. "It's been clear to us for as long as we've been here that the people make the community what it is—it's for this reason that we really try to give people a fair amount of latitude to post what interests them and the wider community—one thing for sure is that we wouldn't be where we are today without them."

#2

Theresa Kachindamoto Saving The Children

Theresa Kachindamoto Saving The Children

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Sandra Charlot
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5 months ago

If goodness has face, it would look like her

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As for the people in the pictures, they couldn't have done all these wonderful things if it wasn't for their ability to recognize, understand, and share the thoughts and feelings of others. Empathy is crucial for behaving compassionately—it allows us to experience another person's point of view, rather than just our own, and enables us to do good not because we have to but because we want to. Because we know it's what has to be done.

We, humans, begin to show signs of empathy in infancy and the trait develops steadily through childhood and adolescence. Yes, most of us are likely to feel greater empathy for people like ourselves and may feel less empathy for those outside our family, community, or race but it also allows us to bridge these gaps.

First responders, humanitarian aid workers, doctors, therapists, journalists, and others whose work involves opening themselves up to people's pain tend to be especially empathic. However, they need to watch out because all the heartbreak of those they help or whose stories they record can accumulate and when this "emotional residue" gets big enough, they may shut down, burn out, and become less willing or able to give of themselves.

#3

Salute To Sir Bishnu Shrestha, Thanks For Being A Hero

Salute To Sir Bishnu Shrestha, Thanks For Being A Hero

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Natalie Bohrteller
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5 months ago

Gurkhas are known to be the bravest soldiers in the world. He's proving it!

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Stuttero added that the same moderation team runs five communities all centered around a main common interest—our natural world, with the primary, largest communities being r/NatureIsFu*kingLit and r/natureismetal. They also operate r/natureisbrutal, r/naturewasmetal, and r/HumansAreMetal.

"Each one has quite a unique content specialization, but there's sure to be something for everyone in one of our communities. Between the communities, we have been very grateful to have been able to raise tens of thousands of dollars for animal and nature-orientated charities, along with hosting AMAs (public Q&A type sessions) with figures from all over the animal and nature-based world. We've also teamed up with other communities, charities, and organisations across not just Reddit but all over the Internet as part of events such as Superb Owl Sunday, and we regularly hold image and video contests," the moderator said.

#4

Willlem Arnodeus Fighting Nazis

Willlem Arnodeus Fighting Nazis

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Iggy
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5 months ago

A very brave man. He must have saved thousands by destroying the records.

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#5

Aitzaz Hasan. 7th January 2014, He Lost His Life Stopping A Suicide Bomber From Entering His School. He Saved Hundreds Of His Peers, At Only 15 Years Old

Aitzaz Hasan. 7th January 2014, He Lost His Life Stopping A Suicide Bomber From Entering His School. He Saved Hundreds Of His Peers, At Only 15 Years Old

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MauKini
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5 months ago

Blessed be his soul. May he rest in peace. A true hero.

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#6

Nothing Is More Metal Than This

Nothing Is More Metal Than This

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BeckyC
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5 months ago

Absolute legends

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#7

Meet Issac Wright Jr - American Hero

Meet Issac Wright Jr - American Hero

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Andrew Gibb
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5 months ago

This is a film in the making

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#8

The Man Who Planted An Entire Forest!

The Man Who Planted An Entire Forest!

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Twisted Soul
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow!

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#9

Can't Beat Intelligence

Can't Beat Intelligence

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Aski Markup
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5 months ago

You go, Joyce!

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#10

Daryl Davis Attended Kkk Rallies As A Black Man. He Befriended The Members And Convinced Over 200 To Leave

Daryl Davis Attended Kkk Rallies As A Black Man. He Befriended The Members And Convinced Over 200 To Leave

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kjorn
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5 months ago

i wish a movie could be made about him.

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#11

Iconic

Iconic

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Andrew Gibb
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5 months ago

There aren't enough of these stories published.

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#12

Throwback To 5 Years Ago When Tony Fauci, At 74 Yo, Was Suiting Up To Treat An Ebola Patient Himself Because He "Wanted To Show His Staff That He Wouldn't Ask Them To Do Anything He Wouldn't Do Himself". This Is What Leadership Looks Like

Throwback To 5 Years Ago When Tony Fauci, At 74 Yo, Was Suiting Up To Treat An Ebola Patient Himself Because He "Wanted To Show His Staff That He Wouldn't Ask Them To Do Anything He Wouldn't Do Himself". This Is What Leadership Looks Like

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Watching
Community Member
5 months ago

I really, really respect this man for all he has been put through. He has remained calm and unbothered through all the crap. He is a hero.

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#13

These Are The Words This Jogger Screamed At Her Would-Be Rapist In A Public Restroom, And The Squiggly Lines Are The Gps Trail Of Her Evading, And Beating Her Attacker. Respect

These Are The Words This Jogger Screamed At Her Would-Be Rapist In A Public Restroom, And The Squiggly Lines Are The Gps Trail Of Her Evading, And Beating Her Attacker. Respect

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
5 months ago

I hope that they caught the bastard

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#14

This Dude Traveling With His Parents, But They Can't Move So They Must Be Carried By Him

This Dude Traveling With His Parents, But They Can't Move So They Must Be Carried By Him

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Darko Pešić
Community Member
5 months ago

I am sorry, but this is soo bad ass! Respect for this man

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#15

Brave Kid

Brave Kid

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Iggy
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow! What an amazing little boy!

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#16

Guy Single Handedly Saves 2000000 People

Guy Single Handedly Saves 2000000 People

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Mahayana
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh look, there’s a forecast for rain in my eyes starting now.

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#17

I Understand Completely

I Understand Completely

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Tiny Dynamine
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5 months ago

This is becoming more evident on a daily basis.

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#18

Joy Andrew. From York, England

Joy Andrew. From York, England

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Anton Kider
Community Member
5 months ago

Superwoman is unbeatable...!!

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#19

Barry J Marshall Infects And Cures Himself

Barry J Marshall Infects And Cures Himself

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Haunting Spirit
Community Member
5 months ago

If you want to test a medicine you cannot test it on humans as you please but you could test it on yourself. He proved that sometimes that's just what science needs to be convinced.

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#20

Dialysis Machine

Dialysis Machine

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Caleb Lumpkin
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow. that is an honorable man

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#21

Ronald Mcnair

Ronald Mcnair

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Harrison Miller
Community Member
5 months ago

This just shows that no matter who you are, you can do anything if you put your mind to it.

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#22

Hats Off To Iranian Doctor Shirin Rouhani Who Passed Away Due To Coronavirus. Due To Lack Of Medical Staff , She Kept Treating Cornaviris Patients Till Her Last Breath. Look Closely , She Herself Is On The Iv While Treating Patients. U Would Be Remembered Shirin ! Rest In Peace

Hats Off To Iranian Doctor Shirin Rouhani Who Passed Away Due To Coronavirus. Due To Lack Of Medical Staff , She Kept Treating Cornaviris Patients Till Her Last Breath. Look Closely , She Herself Is On The Iv While Treating Patients. U Would Be Remembered Shirin ! Rest In Peace

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troufaki13
Community Member
5 months ago

And then you have covidiots and anti-maskers putting everyone at risk because "their rights are being violated and their freedom is taken away"... What about the right to live you stupid? Isn't that more important?

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#23

Can We All Please Appreciate This. Rest In Peace

Can We All Please Appreciate This. Rest In Peace

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Aroace tiger
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow what a selfless act

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#24

This Homeless Man Is Next Level

This Homeless Man Is Next Level

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BeckyC
Community Member
5 months ago

What a man!

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#25

Let’s Never Forget Willie

Let’s Never Forget Willie

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Micah Patchen
Community Member
5 months ago

We need more Willie Johnson's nowadays

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#26

Three Teenage Girls Living In The Netherlands During World War II Spent Their Evenings Talking To German Soldiers, Extracting Information From Them And Then Luring Them Into The Woods And Shooting Them

Three Teenage Girls Living In The Netherlands During World War II Spent Their Evenings Talking To German Soldiers, Extracting Information From Them And Then Luring Them Into The Woods And Shooting Them

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Roxy Eastland
Community Member
5 months ago

What? How is this not a film???

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#27

That Guy Is Right

That Guy Is Right

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Ryukei Panda
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm conflicted over this one. I'm not in favor of people taking justice in their own hands. But when the system fails you... what would you do? Especially in cases as gruesome as this one... Was he right to shoot this man down? Maybe he could have recorded the conversation... I don't know. His little girl didn't have her father from 6 to 19... That's quite a heavy consequence even if he did was felt right. But it was also a radical way to prevent this man from abusing more children.

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#28

“When You Take Your Master’s Degree Back Home To The Uncle That Helped You Survived The Walk From Ethiopia To Sudan In 1991”

“When You Take Your Master’s Degree Back Home To The Uncle That Helped You Survived The Walk From Ethiopia To Sudan In 1991”

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Watching
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh lord, this makes me cry.

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#29

Anti Vaxxers Will Say It’s Fake

Anti Vaxxers Will Say It’s Fake

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Sk FaiXan
Community Member
5 months ago

we remember you sir !

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#30

Dr. Alfa Sa'adu, 68, Came Out Of Retirement To Fight This Pandemic. Today, He Became 4th Doctor To Die From The Virus In The UK

Dr. Alfa Sa'adu, 68, Came Out Of Retirement To Fight This Pandemic. Today, He Became 4th Doctor To Die From The Virus In The UK

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MauKini
Community Member
5 months ago

Such a sad story. Rest in peace and thank you for your service.

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#31

Grandpa vs. Neo-Nazi

Grandpa vs. Neo-Nazi

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Watching
Community Member
5 months ago

Beat his assssssss

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#32

Jonny Kim, Aged 36, Has Achieved Becoming A Navy Seal, A Trained Harvard Doctor, And Is Now Selected To Become The First Korean To Go To Space

Jonny Kim, Aged 36, Has Achieved Becoming A Navy Seal, A Trained Harvard Doctor, And Is Now Selected To Become The First Korean To Go To Space

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
5 months ago

As much as this is awesome. It makes me feel like a sack of lazy old potatoes.

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#33

Nadya Tolokonnikova Risks Her Life To Protest Authoritarianism In Russia

Nadya Tolokonnikova Risks Her Life To Protest Authoritarianism In Russia

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Bizianka
Community Member
5 months ago

Actually, 2 out of 5 group memeber, who performed at the church, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, served 21 months.

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#34

Wish They Would Make A Movie About This!

Wish They Would Make A Movie About This!

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Iggy
Community Member
5 months ago

Yep, that's hardcore.

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#35

15 Year Old Madlad

15 Year Old Madlad

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Lxm
Community Member
5 months ago

Yay - kid is lucky though ie: don't try this at home!

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#36

Literally Metal

Literally Metal

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glowworm2
Community Member
5 months ago

This guy is awesome!

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#37

She’s A Badass

She’s A Badass

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MauKini
Community Member
5 months ago

It says on the tank in german: Destined for OKW

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#38

A True Hero

A True Hero

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S Baucom
Community Member
5 months ago

Rest in Peace.

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#39

Celebrities Can Be Metal

Celebrities Can Be Metal

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MauKini
Community Member
5 months ago

He looks like an indian Version of George Clooney and has the heart of Amal Clooney.

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#40

Dmitri Mendeleev

Dmitri Mendeleev

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Vorknkx
Community Member
5 months ago

On a somewhat related note - Mendeleev also established the 40%/vol. standard for vodka :P

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#41

Memory 100

Memory 100

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Iggy
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5 months ago

That is stunning!

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#42

Terry Fox

Terry Fox

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kjorn
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5 months ago

i still feel ashamed of my province to not acknowledged him when he passed by

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#43

A 9 Year Old Boy From Yemen Rescued A Fox From A Well That Was 3 To 4 Floors Deep Without Any Insurance Ropes

A 9 Year Old Boy From Yemen Rescued A Fox From A Well That Was 3 To 4 Floors Deep Without Any Insurance Ropes

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lol
Community Member
5 months ago

dang boi good job

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#44

His Life Continued To Rise After The Titanic Sunk

His Life Continued To Rise After The Titanic Sunk

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Scagsy
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5 months ago

It's a real shame that we couldn't honour him by including his name

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#45

She Used What She Had Learnt

She Used What She Had Learnt

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Vorknkx
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5 months ago

No such thing as "useless knowledge."

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#46

Chinese Doctor Says Goodbye To His Wife Before Going To Wuhan To Help Treat Coronavirus Patients

Chinese Doctor Says Goodbye To His Wife Before Going To Wuhan To Help Treat Coronavirus Patients

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Wendillon
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5 months ago

I hope he made it back to her safe and sound

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#47

2 Surgeons After Successfully Removing A Set Of Brain Tumors During A 32 Hour Surgery

2 Surgeons After Successfully Removing A Set Of Brain Tumors During A 32 Hour Surgery

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frederic eeckman
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5 months ago

They wore a mask for 32 hours and they didn't complain, so get over it.

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#48

This Metal Enough For You?

This Metal Enough For You?

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Carol Emory
Community Member
5 months ago

Too Cool!!

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#49

His Contribution To Humanity Will Be Forever Remembered. Song Yingie

His Contribution To Humanity Will Be Forever Remembered. Song Yingie

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Sk FaiXan
Community Member
5 months ago

we will remember you sir!

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#50

At Age 71 Jack Wilson Eliminates A Would-Be Mass Shooter With A Headshot 30 Ft Away

At Age 71 Jack Wilson Eliminates A Would-Be Mass Shooter With A Headshot 30 Ft Away

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Dana
Community Member
5 months ago

More info! Where? When? But awesome, well, not that he even had to do it, but glad he was able to stop them.

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