So ok. I can answer that. But, don't think I'm a jerk because I answer your question.
First of all, what was the pedestrians name? Don't look in the paper, just tell me. Then tell me how many wildlife foundations that pedestrian is responsible for either starting, funding, or otherwise supporting? How many people has your pedestrian impacted? How many laws has he help enact, or legislature that helps protect habitat, not only in his back yard, but around the world?
His wife is from my neck of the woods, (Oregon) and I got to meet the man a time a two. (They were involved in a research program in Klamath Falls). I can honestly tell you that I have never met another person with as much drive and passion for the things he loves.
Your pedestrian is special. But some people are just more special.