Neither could Frodo. Without Sam to literally carry him up the mount destiny and Gollum to rip off the ring from his finger, Frodo would have failed.
Sam is an unsung hero. And I think is fitting that Gollum wasn’t even a hero or that he was imperfect at best.
I agree that people have to make a stand and that love and compasion are needed. But we might not be as alone as we think. Sam was there for Frodo and the company of the ring followed Frodo great example. We could also be Sams or even Gollums strugling to redeem.