Dec 27, 2013

Strangers pull unconscience 72 yr. old driver from burning car.

Dec. 25, 2013  -   A 72 yr old man crashed his Mercedes Benz station wagon into the concrete divider on the northbound 405 Freeway near the Ventura (101) Freeway in Sherman Oaks on Christmas Day. As his car burst into flames, several men got out of their own cars, rushed over to the burning car and pulled the unconscious driver to safety.  Read here for more.

Photos showing people being generous and kind to people and animals.

Here are some photos showcasing people being generous and kind to other people (and animals.)
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Oct 11, 2013

Woman stops runaway semi.

Jordan Osborne and her two young children were traveling along Highway 41 near the Robertson-Davidson County line last week when she noticed an 18-wheeler headed toward her.

The driver of the truck had swerved across four lanes of traffic during rush hour.

Osborne told Nashville's News 2 she could see the driver slumped over against the window and says she knew something was wrong.

She was able to swerve to miss the 18-wheeler and call 911.
"It was clear that God's hands just kind of parted Highway 41, parted traffic for that truck driver to land eventually," said Osborne.
Osborne turned around and spotted the truck in the emergency lane on the wrong side of the road. She could tell the truck was still rolling.

Osborne pulled over behind the semi-truck and ran up to the driver's side door, but it was locked.
She started banging on the window until the driver was able to hit the unlock button.

Osborne reached inside to turn off the ignition, but the truck kept rolling. The driver was then able to tell her "white button" to release the air brakes.

When she pulled the brakes, the man said, "That a girl," according to Osborne.
The 34-year-old Texas man was taken to Skyline Medical Center where he was treated.

Oct 7, 2013

Man performs CPR on tourist having heart attack.

Oct 2012:
During a visit from Toronto on Oct. 5, Kroft, 40, was sightseeing with his family in Manhattan. As the family approached the corner of 6th Avenue and 45th Street, Kroft grabbed his heart and fell to his knees, having suffered a serious heart attack.
"We were walking across 45th Street," said Kroft's brother Ryan, who had joined Kroft, Kroft's wife Marci, and their two daughters, Sloane, 7, and Harper, 9, "when Jason said he was having very bad indigestion. And that's when he fell to his knees."
People rushed over, Kroft says, and urged him to call 9-1-1, which he did.
"Marci screamed that Jason was turning blue and around that moment I turned to speak to 9-1-1 operators. Then the man appeared and asked a few questions and the next thing I knew he was giving mouth-to-mouth," Ryan Kroft said.
Kroft says his brother soon began to make sounds as if he was trying to breathe and his color returned to normal.
The man continued doing chest compressions on Kroft for 10 minutes until the ambulance arrived, the family said.
"Marci was on the ground holding Jason's hand and I was trying to comfort the children, so we never got a good look at the guy. Then, we all ran with the stretcher as they loaded Jason into the ambulance," the brother said.
In the moments that paramedics took over and continued stabilizing Kroft, the hero slipped into the crowd and disappeared before the family was able to thank him.
Kroft was rushed to Roosevelt Hospital then to St. Luke's where he underwent emergency open-heart surgery and where he is now recovering.

Man performs CPR and revives 80yo stranger.

 Aug 2013:

The 80-year-old Washington, D.C., businessman and philanthropist suffered a pulmonary embolism – a blood clot in the lung – and collapsed after leaving the Uptown Theater in northwest D.C. Aug. 19.
His wife, Grace, caught him as he collapsed, ensuring his head didn't hit the sidewalk. She thought her husband of 34 years had taken his last breath.
"In seconds, ice cold, soaking wet, not breathing," Grace said.
But a mystery man was able to revive Morton before medics showed up by performing CPR. As he recovers at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Morton and his wife want to find and thank that man.
"I'd like to thank the guy who made my chest so sore," Bender said. "He saved me ... more people out there should be like him."

Man aid stranger who fell in Philidelphia subway tracks.

March 2013:
Christopher Knafelc, 32, was sitting several yards away at a North Philadelphia subway station on Thursday afternoon when he saw what appeared to be a man tumble off the platform.

Of all the people standing around, some just feet away, Mr Knafelc was the only one to not only rush to his aid, but immediately jump down beside him - a man he didn't know.
'I jumped down. He was in pain. He was in agony,' Mr Knafelc said.
'I knew I had about five to 10 minutes until another train,' he said. 'I told the guy in the booth to suspend southbound trains. I already had a plan in mind if a train came to roll underneath.'

As they waited for rescue crews to arrive, with the train traffic securely halted around them, he says he tried to keep the man's head and neck stable in the meantime.
'I kept him talking. I said are you all right? What hurts? He didn't thank me but I know he was thankful,' he told CBS Philadelphia.

Oct 6, 2013

Fast Food worker refuse to serve woman who stole from blind man.

Joey Prusak had just finished serving one of his regular customers when the visually impaired man unknowingly dropped a $20 bill from his pocket. A woman in line behind him quickly picked up the money – and then put it in her purse.
"She picked it up so quickly that I thought she was going to give it back but she just stood there and waited," Prusak told "I was extremely confused when she let the man walk by. She just stood there and put it in her purse and I was like, 'Really?'
Prusak, 19, said the experience left him feeling "violated." After taking a few seconds to compose himself, he politely asked the woman to give the money back. The woman refused, insisting the money was hers. Prusak asked her again but got the same response.
That's when Prusak asked the woman to leave.
"She made a big scene, but I told her I couldn't serve her, so she stormed out," he said.
"Everyone that was in the store at the time was kind of in shock. They just looked at each other like, 'did that really happen?' and kept to ourselves," he said.
Not everyone. One of the customers who witnessed the scene wrote about it in a letter to Prusak's boss, commending the employee for his composure and especially for what he did once the woman left.
"Your employee approached the man and took out his wallet and said, 'Sir, on behalf of the Dairy Queen, I would like to give you the $20 you dropped on the ground as you walked away from the counter,” according to the letter, which was sent by an anonymous writer.

Oct 5, 2013

Driver saves stranger having a heart attack.

Sept. 2013:
The lives of two strangers have been changed forever after a life-threatening heart attack and coincidence brought them together.
Jeff Eshbaugh, 48, of Aurora was on a walking path when the heart attack hit on Sunday, September 22.
It was the type of heart attack that’s so severe, some doctors call it the “widow maker.”
“It’s the electrical instability of the heart rhythm,” says cardiologist Dr. George Pachello. “That’s what gets you. And it got him.”
Thankfully, Larry Black was driving by at the time. In fact, Larry was driving from church to work on a route that he doesn’t normally drive. That’s when he saw Jeff on the ground.
“All I could think of is this gentleman needs help,” Larry says.
He called 911, stopped  his car, got out and began performing CPR on Jeff. “I immediately started CPR, checked for breathing and so forth, and started CPR until the EMTs got there.”
“Were it not for prompt resuscitation, he would not be here today,” Dr. Pachello says of what happened to Jeff.
Larry and Jeff met each other for the second time Thursday. It’s actually the first time for Jeff because he has no memory of the incident. A good, strong handshake  showed that didn’t stop his gratitude for Larry.
“He’s my savior right now.”
Whether by sheer coincidence or divine intervention, it’s safe to say Jeff Eshbaugh is happy Larry Black crossed his path.
There is another coincidence in this story. Larry says he just finished CPR training one day before saving Jeff’s life.

Man stops assault of couple being dragged from their SUV

Oct.5th, 2013.

Everything that happened around Sergio Consuegra last Sunday was all bad. Conuegra is pictured on an NYPD flyer seeking information, and standing over Alexian Lien with his arms extended.
On Thursday, the NYPD released the photo of the Good Samaritans who were key witnesses to the assault. They were on their way to church when they saw the angry group of bikers descending onto a black Range Rover with a flat tire in Washington Heights.
"At that moment, nobody's stepping in," says Consuegra.
Consuegra said he had no other choice but to jump in when he saw Rosalyn Ng being dragged out of the SUV, and says the young mother was told "you're going to get it, too".
"He grabbed the lady by her arms real loud," Consuegra adds.
A crowd then gathered and started yelling.
Consuegra then jumped in between the biker who was smashing Lien with his helmet, and it was all over.
"I felt tense. I felt that God was with me there," says Consuegra.
Consuegra will be honored Sunday in Washington Heights

Man climbs building to free cat stuck in window.

This was uploaded in 2010.
Passersby caught a tail end view of a cat that was stuck in a window in Romania on the second floor of an apartment building.
Dozens of people stopped to watch and take pictures of the cat who was struggling to free itself but but one man climbed up to the window to save her.
He pushed the animal back inside the window.
It's unknown how the cat got stuck in the partially opened window but it's said to be okay.

Men leap onto Boston subway tracks to rescue fallen rider

September, 2013.
Video shows the man walking straight off the Orange Line platform at North Station at about 9 p.m. Wednesday, then falling to the track. Three people jump down and lift him to safety, one from the opposite platform.
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority spokesman Joe Pesaturo says trains in the area were stopped so the man was never in danger of being struck.
A report from the responding officer described the man, a 33-year-old Malden resident, as covered in dirt and confused afterward.
He said man said he had two drinks to celebrate passing the medical boards and was waiting for a train home, but doesn't remember anything else.
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Woman Stops Neighbor's Home From Being Burglarized

On Jan. 8, 2013, in Washington state.
Borgioli knew witnesses had seen a U-Haul truck in the neighborhood when the Jan. 2 robberies occurred, and she knew the truck didn’t have any business in her neighborhood, so she used her vehicle to block the truck from leaving.
“Initially, I wasn’t going to confront anybody,” the mother of three said. “I was just going to park my car and call the police. But, the woman who was in the driver’s seat stuck her head out the window and started conversing with me.”
Snoqualmie Police Capt. Nick Almquist said the woman’s male accomplice, who had pried open the sliding glass door in the back of the home, came around to the front of the house to see what all the commotion was about.
The man was about 10 feet away from Borgioli when he pulled out a Ruger .40-caliber handgun, pointed it and told her to, “Get out of here,” according to Almquist.
SPD Chief Steve McCulley said Borgioli somehow had the wherewithal to dial 911 and honk her horn to alert other neighbors while she sped off to get away.

Man saves stranger milliseconds before oncoming train.

This appears to be the Metro in Madrid Spain. It was uploaded in 2011.

Bystanders rescue man trapped under burning car.

from 2011:
Bystanders rescue a motorcyclist from under a burning BMW.
A group of people are directed away from the scene by police after tilting a burning BMW up to free Brandon Wright, on his back on the ground, who was pinned underneath after he collided with the car while riding his motorcycle on U.S. 89 in Logan, Utah.
Authorities said Wright was riding his motorcycle near the Utah State University campus in Logan when the 21-year-old collided with the BMW that was pulling out of a parking lot. Tire and skid marks on the highway indicate that Wright laid the bike down and slid along the road before colliding with the car.