There is a man named Nicholas Winton, who lives in Maidenhead, England. Just an ordinary man — but a not-ordinary man. To learn about him, see a blog entry by David Pryce-Jones: here. Mr. Winton — Sir Nicholas — turns 100 today. He is the kind of person who adjusts the record of humanity for good.
(Incidentally, a Pryce-Jones blog entry is like eating something unusually nourishing — a boon to body and soul.)