Siblings have a special bond that extends beyond blood relation. Growing up, you see your sibling every single day. You play together, you have meals together, and you might have even shared a room. Your sibling was most likely your first friend.
The bond between brothers is a specific and special sibling relationship. Sure, you probably beat each other up a couple of times fighting over the remote or deciding what game to play on the PlayStation, but deep down, you know you would do anything for them. Here are some brothers who went above and beyond for their bros.
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Nine-year-old Blake Vincent from Ashland, Maine, was on his way home from a friend's house when he heard a loud splash in his pool. He ran around to his backyard and saw his six-year-old autistic brother, Hunter, lying face down in the water. Blake yelled for his mom, who was in the house doing dishes and did not hear the splash, and then he jumped in the pool to save his younger brother. If it weren't for the heroic actions of Blake, there is a good chance that Hunter would not have survived.
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The rivalry between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers runs deep, but the bond between brothers runs even deeper. Chris Kemoeatu, a former offensive lineman for the Steelers, was sidelined in 2011 with a serious kidney ailment. His brother Ma'ake, a nose tackle for the Ravens, cut his career short to donate his kidney to his brother.
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Ten-year-old Tobias Bass sent a letter to a local TV station asking for help finding a jogging stroller for him and his older brother Titus, who has cerebral palsy. Tobias noticed Titus staring out of their window at home and looking sad as other children ran around and played with one another. Tobias wished for his older brother to have just as much fun as other kids his age and developed the idea of pushing his brother in a stroller for a local 5K race. With the help of the News 9 Oklahoma team, Tobias and Titus ran in the race with a brand new jogging stroller.
When Tobias grows up, he want to be an army pastor so he can help ease the pain of dying soldiers and bring them comfort in their last moments.
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A severe case of epilepsy left 12-year-old D'Marcus Brice from Denver unable to walk, talk, or eat on his own. The family was told by doctors that there was nothing else they could do to aid D'Marcus and that he would die if the seizures continued. The family discovered a medication made of hash oil called CBD that could help D'Marcus's illness. However, the medicine cost $300–$500 a month and the family could not afford the expenses. But D'Marcus's twin brother Domini'Q was not about to give up hope.
Domini'Q began street dancing to raise money for his brother's medicine, and their story was picked up by FOX31 in Denver. Shortly after the piece aired, the family's GOFundMe account raised over $8,000.
These Three Brothers Who Recreated Childhood Photos
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As a Christmas gift for their mom, three brothers recreated photographs from their childhood and compiled them into a calendar. The results are not only hilarious, but they prove that the brotherly bond between the three siblings is clearly just as strong now as when they were children.
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Sometimes you just need a good laugh, and who better to turn to than your brother for some friendly family banter. Take Liam and Chris Hemsworth, for example. The two brothers have both achieved massive success in the entertainment world, but they still manage to keep each other grounded. Liam was recently featured on the cover of Men's Health magazine, and big bro Chris decided to give the front page a little bit of a makeover. Fame clearly hasn't changed anything between the two brothers.
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The story of Lucas and Noah Aldrich has touched millions around the world. Lucas has a rare and terminal brain condition that prevents him from walking, talking, and eating on his own. To raise money for a children's hospice, the two brothers participated in a triathlon. Eight-year-old Noah trained for the event for three months and pedaled, pushed, and pulled Lucas the entire length of the race.
The Guy Who Donated His Kidney With A Smile
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Although the success rate of living kidney donations is extremely high, there are still a lot of risks involved, according to the National Kidney Foundation. High blood pressure, reduced kidney function, and, in extreme cases, death can be the result if you are a live donor. However, none of those risks are too big when your brother's life is on the line.
Peyton and Eli Manning
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Peyton and Eli Manning are two of the biggest athletes in the world, and they're arguably the most famous brother duo to play professional sports. Both are NFL quarterbacks; Peyton plays for the Denver Broncos while younger brother Eli is with the New York Giants. Although the brothers are rivals on the field, they are extremely supportive of each other off of it. If one brother makes it to the Super Bowl, the other is responsible for supplementary duties throughout Super Bowl week, such as making reservations for dinner and finding enough tickets for family members, so the other can focus on the game.
"We've learned in playing a few of these," Eli told NFL.com. "You try to get all that stuff done this week."
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Imagine watching your house burn down while your four younger siblings are inside. That's what happened to Justin Jackson, a 12-year-old boy from Florida. Justin was on babysitting duty while his parents were working when he woke up to smoke in the house. He grabbed his three brothers and brought them to safety outside the home. He then went back in to rescue his baby sister.
“If he wasn’t here, we would not be alive,” Justin's nine-year-old brother Emilio Jackson told WPMI-TV in Alabama. "I love him all the way to the universe and back."
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Zander Sherman lived in Ontario, Canada while his older brother Joshua lived across the country in British Columbia. Once an aspiring musician and president of his school's student union, Joshua suffered a drug-induced psychotic breakdown and was convinced his family were spies and murders. He also developed trench foot, a life-threatening condition if gone untreated. Despite knowing his brother wanted nothing to do with him, Zander flew across the country to ensure that he got the treatment he needed.