I heard about this on the radio this morning, but didn't a chance to read the actual story until later. The fire department is calling the young man a hero...and based on the evidence, I'm not going to disagree with them.
N.Y. boy killed in fire hailed as hero for saving 6
When he woke up to find the fire already burning, he kept his head, and woke up 6 other people, helping them outside before going back in for his wheelchair bound grandfather. I'm willing to bet that if his grandfather could have, he would have counseled him otherwise...but he died thinking of others. I'm 100% certain that is not going to make his mother feel any better, but she needs to feel proud.