Pushing children out of the way of a speeding car, an 88-year-old crossing guard was killed. I believe he deserves our respect.

Real-life heroes exist and are not limited to movies or comic books; these people perform exceptional things, often at the expense of great sacrifice.

Last Tuesday in Kansas City, a crossing guard gave his life to save children who may have died.

Eighty-eight-year-old Bob Nill had served as a crossing guard at Christ the King Parish School for five years and the pupils held him in high respect. Many of them dubbed him “Mr. Bob.”

According to accounts, a dark vehicle drove through Nill’s crossing at 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

Nill put himself in danger to save two youngsters.

“He stopped [two kids], and they listened, thank God,” school principal Cathy Fithian told KMBC 9.

According to witnesses, Nill shoved the youngsters out of the road as the automobile drove by. Unfortunately, he got hit. Randy, his nephew, said the brave act was not out of character for him.

“What my Uncle Bob did for merely moving tiny kids across the street appeared minor to some people, but it was a vital job for him, and now we realize how essential it was,” he explained. He might have saved some lives.”

Before retiring, Nill worked in banking and served in the Coast Guard. When he retired from full-time employment, he continued to give back to his community by working as a crossing guard.

“I think he felt like he could help children while also making himself feel good about what he was doing,” Randy explained.

On Tuesday, Christ the King Parish School stated on its Facebook page.

“We’d like to provide you with an update on our crossing guard, Mr. Nill. We are saddened to notify you of his death. Please continue to pray for Mr. Nill, his family, and the students, parents, and instructors who witnessed the accident today.

“You should also know that Mr. Nill is a hero. As the car neared, he stopped two of our pupils from crossing the street.”

Bob Nill, rest in peace. Your actions saved lives, and you will be remembered as a hero.

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