Bob Carr Foundation
Kirsten Carr, 3/4/03
The Person Who Left a Mark on my Life
“Your attitude can change you beyond means!” Many other prominent quotes like that poured out of my dad’s mouth. He gave abundant amounts of great advice; in fact, he gave so much that my brothers and I use to call him a “book”. My dad, Robert Carr, always guided me into the right direction. He resembled a super hero and that is why he plays the role of my hero. My dad, a great person in every way, fills the role of hero to me because he was the bravest person I know, he possessed a great sense of humor, and his heart overflowed with love and kindness. All heroes need to display bravery. My dad, my hero, drove a truck delivering appliances for Sears to some very scary places for over one year. Contrary to popular belief, he never showed aversion. Another thing that shows the amount of bravery my dad obtained, is the fact that he needed to overcome many obstacles in his life. He took on one of life’s biggest obstacles, finding out that you are very sick, but he fought the illness with everything he had. My dad fought obstacles full force and beat almost any restriction thrown his way. Bravery makes a great quality for a hero to posses, and my dad showed that quality in whatever he did.
My dad not only appeared brave, but also funny. To play the role of hero you cannot act earnestly all the time. All of my friends loved him because of his great sense of humor. He possessed a dignified sense of humor, how funny you are; in fact, he could make people smile no matter how upset they acted. He sold cars for Rohrich Toyota and so many of his customers came back because of his sense of humor and personality. To be a hero you need to be funny, but you also need a loving and kind side.
My dad’s heart overflowed with love and kindness. That is the main reason he fills the role of hero for me. He only wanted to see his kids grow and succeed. He accepted people for who they were and never made an inquisition about someone. My dad went to the extreme for his customers, people who proudly bought cars from him. For example, one time he went out at ten o’clock at night to help a new customer commence his car. He most definitely occupied a kind and loving heart; but most of all he just was an all around great guy, which makes him my hero.
My dad, a superb candidate for my hero, obtained bravery, humor, and a heart of gold. He was brave enough to overcome many restrictions. He made many true friends because of his humor; I believe he is the funniest man I know. He loved his family no matter what event arose. Hence, my dad resembles a lamb but is as brave as a fierce lion. You will not see my dad leaping from buildings or flying in the sky, but he will always be the hero in my eyes.