Now I’m less sanguine about it. It all depends on how the three girls he saved from death behave later in life. If they wind up being ghetto whores who do their part to perpetuate more black ghetto dysfunction, then his sacrifice will have been all for naught.
So much of the essence of heroism isn’t what the hero does, it’s how everyone else reacts.
The good news is that they didn’t forget anything. The bad news is that they didn’t learn anything to begin with.