Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, AKA the "Hero on the Hudson," might have had a pretty expensive library bill coming up when he next visited the library. Fortunately, the library is going to give him a free pass.
The US Airways pilot splash-landed his jetliner in the Hudson River on Jan. 15, and was declared a hero as all survived. But (ouch) he left a book in the cargo hold checked out from California State University, Fresno, through his local library near Danville.
According to AP, library officials said Sullenberger asked for an extension and waiver of overdue fees. It sounds like he was willing to replace the book. The librarians did more than that: they waived all fees, including lost book fees, and will be placing a template in the replacement book dedicating it to him.
Let's be honest, though. Right now I would expect "Sully" to be comped at any restaurant he goes to. Milk those 15 minutes for as long as possible.