He’d met heroes, and been accused of being one himself. –unknown
It was insulting, is what it was. Calling him that! It’s not like he’d done anything that was particularly special, anyone would have done the same thing.
All he’d done was stick up for someone, just because sticking up for them happened to include defending their life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness did not in any way make him a hero.
It just made him a good man who was willing to do something about it.