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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
. He was treated Thursday night for smoke inhalation and second-degree burns. told the Star Ledger
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.
Miles Grant @ MilesGrant: When Chuck Norris has nightmares, Cory Booker turns on the light & sits with him until he falls back asleep. # CoryBookerStories @ jimlairbeard: Cory Booker won the Hunger Games. # CoryBookerStories John Fugelsang @JohnFugelsang : One time I needed a kidney. Cory Booker instantly ripped out his own, handed it to me & flew away. #CoryBookerStories MeannMike @ MeannMike: Republicans defaulted to their war on women because they were traumatized by the thought of a war on Cory Booker. # CoryBookerStories jimgeraghty @ jimgeraghty: Billy Joel didn't start the fire. But Cory Booker put it out. # CoryBookerStories George Hutcheon @ Amazoness_Comic: Newark Airport doesn't need runways. Cory Booker comes by every day to hurl the planes into the sky. # corybookerstories Curtis Clay III @ roman203: Cory Booker can read Japanese in German. # CoryBookerStories
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Dr. Jill Biden @ JillBidenVeep: Cory Booker doesn't run into fires, fire runs away from Cory Booker. # CoryBookerStories DC Debbie @ DCdebbie: Cory Booker foiled the North Korean rocket launch # CoryBookerStories Aranyszin @ Aranyszin: Vin Diesel will play Cory Booker in an upcoming film. Booker will direct and perform all stunts. # corybookerstories Black Jap @ bboyorlando: Cory Booker once interrupted Kenye West's performance, hence the reason kanye is famous. # CoryBookerStories UpperWestHide: Cory Booker just made it snow in Newark so he could shovel more sidewalks with his burned hand. # CoryBookerStories Like The Root on Facebook . Follow us on Twitter. If you want to see what's hot on black Twitter, check out The Chatterati. Akoto Ofori-Atta is the editor of The Grapevine. Like her Facebook page and follow her on Twitter.