In 1939, on the eve of World War II,Nicholas Winton, a young British stockbroker put his life in utter danger just to rescue 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia during The Holocaust by ensuring their safe passage to Britain. Like the true hero he is, Nicholas never for once spoke of his noble action until fifty years later when his wife found a scrapbook in the attic of their home that contained the names, pictures and documents of the children that he saved. Sir Nicholas was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 and also received the Czech Order of the White Lion in 2014. The heroic man died on July 1 2015, at 106 years old.
Dubbed the British Schindler by the British press, he appeared on a UK television programme called That’s Life! in 1988. He was invited as a member of the audience, totally unaware that the people sitting around him were only alive because of his bravery and selflessness. Watch the video below to see the moment he finally realized. Have the tissues nearby!source:BOREDPANDA