This is what a hero looks like.
My nephew, who is 27 years old, pulled into a local pizza place last Saturday and saw what he thought was someone pulling out of the parking lot. In fact, the truck was rolling backward toward the main highway that runs through our hometown.
He heard screaming but he saw that no one was in the driver’s seat. He then realized there was a child in the car. His instincts kicked in. He said… “I just did what anybody would have done.”
He proceeded to jump in the driver’s seat, with the child in the back seat, and hit the brakes before the vehicle entered the highway. By the time he had stopped it, the mother of the child was on her way out of the pizza place.
I have always thought my nephew... actually all my nieces and nephews… were special. But in one moment my nephew became someone who is much more than special… he became a hero.
You were there for a reason, M.J.W.… and your Aunt Jodi is so proud.
My heart overflows….