Some might say Charlie Brown is the hero...but those people still think one day Lucy might let him kick that football. Nowadays it seems like some folks will believe damn near anything.
Believe this though - Snoopy is a hero. Not just in his guise as a World War I Flying Ace, either.
The same way Charles Schulz was a hero. The world is a better place for having them in it for however long we get to keep them.
Which - since the other Charlie involved was kind enough to leave us such a profusion of strips - is potentially for a very long time indeed.