He was our hero when we were kids. He could fly. He had X-Ray Vision. He was bulletproof.
And then he showed us what Hero really means. Now, although he couldn't walk, he carried himself higher than he'd ever flown. He believed that he would walk again, and that it wouldn't take the superpowers to get there. He believed that regular people can acomplish what they put their mind to. Christopher Reeve truly was a Super Hero.