Same for Scott and Carrie. Life is no fun, especially not at the end. My mom passed away almost 4 years ago and she would have been my hero.
My dad and all the uncles and aunts are heros too. They teach so much and do it with love and patience. I only hope to be as good as they were for my daughter.
I don't think I have heroes outside that group, or at least I'm not prepared to look past anyone's flaws other than those in the family. For me, it's a case of respect or not. As I've aged, become more and more educated and questioned everything, I have found so many things, causes and people leave me empty due to the untruths and outright lies that family is what I trust.
Some friends are exceptional, notably one. He was the best man at my wedding. Great guy, met him/worked with him about the same time I met my wife. He has always been an exceptional person, above all else he is fair. He only asks his employees to be honest and work hard to do their best. Lie, cheat or steal and he'll boot you out on your a$$. Work hard and he'll give you the shirt off his back. He's an exceptional father and a good husband. Good golfer and can he pound beer
I'm pleased to call him my friend and think that emulating his behaviour is a worthwhile thing to do. Plus his younger kid is into Star Wars so I'm going to corrupt him big time.