Captain Steve may have saved these peoples' lives but don't expect him to become an overnight American hero. He did manage to kill our threatened national symbol in the process. Captain Sully is not impressed.
We imagine a correspondence between the two would go something like this:
Congratulations on not killing all of your passengers. It must have been difficult to realize that taking off with an eagle stuck in your engine was a bad idea. Try landing a plane in the middle of the Hudson next time.
- Capt. Sully