Hank Aaron died today.

When I was a kid, Hank Aaron was a miracle. He was the kinda hero kids assigned that sort of status to because… well, he deserved it.

Hank Aaron was good. Hank Aaron IS good. Magestic at his game of choice. A fighter before we really knew what it meant to be a fighter. Hank Aaron was a hero to millions in the truest sense of the word. For forty years he has remained in my memory—that’s the kind of thing a true hero does.

Thank you, Hank. You, along with many others have taught me what life is really about.

I still learn from you each and every day, even though I know so little about you.

Thank you.

God Bless.

Hank Aaron and President Jimmy Carter