Bus Driver Catches Girl Falling From Building
Sometimes, you’re just in the right place at the right time. NYC bus driver Stephen St. Bernard certainly was, anyway.
He was walking home from work in Brooklyn, NY when he saw a 7-year-old girl standing on top of an air-conditioning unit sticking out of a third floor apartment window. He yelled to the girl to go back inside, but she slipped and fell off the unit.
In that moment, the 52-year old father of four’s paternal instincts set in and he caught the falling girl, very likely saving her life.
According to the Christian Science Monitor, the girl was later treated for minor injuries from her fall, and St. Bernard was treated for a torn shoulder tendon.
The girl's mother, Saleema McCree, told reporters that her daughter Keyla is autistic and had slipped through the air conditioner’s accordion side paneling when her mother had stepped out of the room. Charges have not been pressed against the girl’s parents.
In the most endearing news clip of the day, St. Bernard denies neighbors’ claims that he is a hero, saying:
“A hero’s a sandwich. I just saw a kid, and that’s it.”
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