We'd all like to think that we've lived a good life, or a meaningful one. And although we know deep down inside whether or not we're fulfilled, it helps to look at things situationally. Are you doing good work? It's probably best to listen to people you admire and see what they think of whatever you're doing.
And while it's true that many things are based on opinion and the definition of what's "good" varies from person to person, there are some things that are just undeniably great.
Like sacrificing yourself to save others in the face of a great national tragedy? You can't really knock that. It's safe to say that if you were a hero cop on let's say, oh 9/11, you're worthy of some praise and recognition, like NYPD sergeant Timothy Roy.
Now, Roy's daughter is carrying on her father's legacy after being sworn in as a member of the NYPD.
One of 474 new cadets, Brittney Roy, at 22-years-old, is excited to join the force and follow in the footsteps of her father and the other heroes she grew up admiring.
"Since I was very young, I grew up seeing heroes. It’s just always been a dream to be one of them, and especially what my father has done for the nation, the country. It was a true aspiration to be able to try and follow his footsteps," She said during her swearing-in ceremony this past Thursday.
Timothy Roy passed away when he was only 36-years-old. He rushed to the South Tower right before it collapsed.
Roy's body was found the day before St. Patrick's day, the officer's favorite holiday. He passed when Brittney was only 7 years old.
NYPD Police Commissioner James O'Neill was struck by how excited Brittney was to pick up where her father left off.
"She’s really thrilled to be here and carry the legacy of her father. Her dad was the greatest guy."