Smith hero

Michael Smith is congratulated by Limerick Police Sgt. Patrick Roache during a ceremony presenting his hero award outside the 7-Eleven in Royersford.

ROYERSFORD — Heroes come in all shapes, sizes and ages and sometimes you don't know there's a hero within until its time to act.

That's what Michael Smith found out on the afternoon of Thursday, May 20.

At about 1 p.m., he saw two 3-year-old girls run out into the street at the intersection of Washington and South Lewis roads in Royersford.

He pulled them to safety before they could be run over by passing vehicles at the busy intersection.

On July 11, Smith was honored for that act of heroism with awards from both the Spring-Ford School District police, as well as by 7-Eleven management for "going the extra mile."

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