Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry is a major badass, not only because he freakin' creator the entire concept of Star Trek, but for reason that might not be as known.
The Oatmeal created an amazing cartoon strip depicting a scenario described in the book Star Trek Creator: The Authorized Biography of Gene Roddenberry. What you're about to read about might seem like something that could only happen in a movie, but this happened to Roddenberry in real life.
I am absolutely floored right now. Not only does this truly inspire me to do what I want, it reminds me how much we need to help each other in the short time we are on Earth.
Gene Roddenberry sounds like a truly beautiful person who was not only insanely talented and creative, but also had a warm, loving soul for humanity.
[Source: The Oatmeal]