“The dog!” Mark Bezos said during the talk. “I was stunned with jealousy. Here was some lawyer or money manager who, for the rest of his life, gets to tell people that he went into a burning building to save a living creature, just because he beat me by five seconds.
As the second volunteer at the site, he was told to go get a pair of shoes from the house. A few weeks later, the homeowner wrote to thank the firefighters for their efforts, and in particular, she noted that someone had even gotten her a pair of shoes.
“In both my vocation at Robin Hood and my avocation as a volunteer firefighter,” Mark Bezos said. “I am witness to acts of generosity and kindness on a monumental scale, but I’m also witness to acts of grace and courage on an individual basis. And you know what I’ve learned? They all matter.”
At a joint appearance by the brothers in 2017 at Summit, a leadership conference, a, Jeff Bezos said people sometimes mistakenly think he was the one who spoke at TED. “Every once in a while, somebody will stop me and say, ‘I love your TED Talk about being a firefighter, and small acts of kindness,’ said Jeff Bezos who added he usually corrects them that it was actually Mark. “But if I’m in a hurry, I just say thank you,” Jeff Bezos said.
Mark Bezos then joked, “But if any of you do get confused, I’m the one with the smaller bank account, to your left.”
Last year, Mark Bezos listed his 10,000-square foot Scarsdale home and four-acre property for sale asking for $11 million.
The Blue Origin tourist rocket that the brothers will fly on is named after Alan Shepard, the first American to go to space, in 1961.