Some heroes remain in our hearts even when their time in the spotlight has faded. For me that hero is:
Michael J. Fox
He burst onto the scene in the TV series Family Ties and became the star, and had the honor of being the first male poster on my room wall.
He starred in such movies as Teen Wolf, Back to the Future II/III, Stuart Little, and my favorite, The Secret of my Success. Although a hero, at 5’4”, he was more adorable than the typical heroes of his time, but I loved him anyway. He captured my heart, and my funny bone with his boy next door comedic charm and adorable smile.
He came back to TV in Spin City, but his career was never the same after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, but as with all the challenges in his life, tackled it head on. What more could a girl ask for in her hero? He gave us the hope that our real hero could be just next door.
Who’s your boy next door hero?