I first heard this song earlier in the week, when Vladimir John Ondrasik III (more commonly known as John Ondrasik, frontman for Five for Fighting) released it. Fox News featured it, with a montage of photos behind the music. When I went searching, I discovered a lyrics video released by the singer/songwriter. I looked again yesterday and found this video. I’m not positive, but I believe this to be the same montage I saw on the news. If not, it’s close and still very powerful. Listen to the words. Why? Because this man who was a comedian, who played the president of Ukraine in a sitcom, who was on the Ukrainian version of Dancing With The Stars, found himself the leader of a nation under fire. Ukrainians are a proud people who have no desire to shoulder the yoke of communism or ever being subservient to Russia ever again. So they fight. And their president, the most unlikely of heroes, shows us daily what heroism, courage, and leadership is all about. I write books about fictional heroes. I have–even if I say so myself–quite the imagination. But…there is no way in hell that I could EVER create a more perfect hero. Volodymyr Zelenskyy, you are my hero and I pray for you, your family, and your people. Stay safe, sire. The world needs you!
Disclaimer: I did ressearch the link (Ukraine2Day.org) at the end of the video. It redirects to Catholic Relieve Services which is not only a legitimate charity but they are highly rated by all the watchdog groups and they ARE on the ground IN Ukraine and in surrounding countries helping with humanitarian aid…
What strikes me about him, is his hands on approach if that makes sense, he’s out in the thick of it. Many individuals, leaders of power would not.
I have heard people make fun that he was a comedian, look where he is, people can do and achieve things some might think they can.
Have a great weekend.
He is in the thick of it! And when the US offered to evac him and his family, his replys was, “I don’t need a ride, I need ammunition.” The man became my forever hero in that moment! And yes, he’s in the thick of it and his people love him and he’s made the world sit up and take notice.