Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker is today’s Twitter hero after rescuing a next-door neighbor from her burning house Thursday night. “I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed,” Booker told the Star Ledger. He was treated Thursday night for smoke inhalation and second-degree burns.
The Twitterverse is acknowledging Booker’s valor with what might be the most hilarious Twitter trending topic this year: #CoryBookerStories. Tweets tinged with exaggerated heroism, folklore and uncanny courage are pouring in. Here’s a roundup of some of the funniest.