Cory Booker becomes Twitter immortal

Newark Mayor Cory Booker hit the headlines after rescuing a woman from a fire. Twitter paid tribute to him with some straight-up facts. Curated by Kris Holt (@krisholt) for the @dailydot

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  1. On Thursday night, Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker became a real-life hero when he dashed into a neighbor's home to rescue her from a blaze.
  2. Booker took to Twitter shortly after the incident to assure his followers that everything was A-OK, despite second-degree burns on his hand.
  3. His deed did not go unnoticed on Twitter. Several tweeters honored the Newark mayor with a string of completely sincere and not-at-all ridiculous Chuck Norris-style facts.
  4. A Tumblr blog named "Super Cory Booker" also sprung up to pay tribute to the heroic mayor.