First, he makes an incredible landing in the icy waters of the Hudson, saving over 150 lives.
As the passengers escape, he walks up and down the aisles of the watersoaked 747, making sure everyone got out. He is the last one to leave the plane.
Hero? You bet.
But now, he's just becoming a little too saintly.
Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, the hero pilot, contacted the library at California State University in Fresno to inform them that he wouldn't be able to return a book he had checked out because it was still in the plane's hold. He asked for an extension and waiver of overdue fees.
It gets better:
Fresno State library officials said they were struck by Sullenberger's sense of responsibility and did him one better: they're waiving all fees, even lost book fees, and placing a template in the replacement book dedicating it to him.
The book's subject? Professional ethics.
One subject I dare say the man does not need to read.