- A brave man who is identified as Phillip Blanks made a diving catch to secure a baby boy just before he hit the ground after he was thrown from a window during a fire
- The three-year-old and an eight-year-old were rushed to the hospital; sadly, the children's mother died in the fire
- His actions wowed many online who took the moment to appreciate his selfless deed
A video of a man who saved a three-year-old from a burning house has gone viral.
The man, who was reported to be a former high school football player from Michigan, US saved the boy after his mother tossed him from a third-story balcony of a burning apartment.
Briefly.co.za learned that the brave man, who was identified as Phillip Blanks, made a diving catch, securing the boy just before he hit the ground.
From the video, people could be heard screaming from the building and a baby was thrown from the balcony falling into the arms of a 28-year-old ex-marine.
According to reports by ABC News, the three-year-old and an eight-year-old were rushed to the hospital. Sadly, the children's mother died in the fire.
The video, which is already making rounds on Twitter, had many congratulating Blanks for his selfless act.
Many described him as a hero and termed his catch as a mighty one that he will live to remember.
Others took the moment to mourn the children's mother and wish that they end up in safe and caring hands.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that a Russian driver stared at death in the face but still made it out alive through a miracle.
The man behind the wheels had a child seated on the passenger’s seat of his car when his van collided with another vehicle on a highway.
It was rainy and visibility on the road was compromised. What was meant to end in a tragedy turned into a divine moment of salvation.
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