The story of Sir Nicholas Winton is one of the most heartwarming and profound tales of humanitarianism that you've probably never heard.

He wasn't an elected official or high ranking member of the British army, just a man with a heart, and after saving 669 children, most of them Jewish, from likely death at Nazi concentration camps at the onset of World War II, it was announced Monday -- on Winton's 105th birthday -- that the heroic Englishman will be awarded the Order of the White Lion, which is THE HIGHEST order in the Czech Republic.

In the official announcement, Czech President Milos Zeman noted Winton's example of humanity, selflessness, personal bravery and modesty as reasons for the prestigious honor. The award will be given to Winton this October.

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