A teenager saved a mother and her 3 children by bravely pulling them out of a burning car.
Now, this is true heroism…
And it’s true when they say that not all of them wear capes.
More than often, our life-saving instincts kick in and we will do whatever it takes to ensure others are okay.
And they will literally risk their own lives to save others.
Now, this brings us to today’s unbelievable story.
A teenager in Connecticut has been hailed as a hero after he saved a mother and her 3 children from a burning car.
But he immediately noticed that the SUV was on fire.
“I’m yelling, ‘Stop the car! Your car is on fire! Your car is on fire!” Justin recalled to CNN.
So Justin wasn’t the only one who was concerned.
“I just felt like if I was in that situation, I would want somebody to help me out… I guess my instincts took over.”
Which was rapidly becoming engulfed in flames.
“As the flames grew larger, Justin pulled all 3 of the kids from the car, including a 1-year-old baby in a car seat,” Captain Michael DaSilva said in a video on the department’s Facebook page.
“It kind of got scary because I didn’t know whether I was going to be able to get everyone out in time,” he told CNN, “And luckily, I did.”
And his story has now been shared worldwide.
The coin is typically only given to officers who demonstrate an act of bravery.
“One of the things I do to recognize people’s heroic feats or excellent work, I provide them with what’s called a challenge coin,” Fernando told Justin in the department’s Facebook video.
“It’s just to acknowledge this heroic act that you conducted today, and just a token of my appreciation for you being a great member of this community.”
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