Wesley Autrey, American Hero

  1. Man saves boy from subway:

    Rescuer pins fallen teenager, as subway passes over them - CNN.com

    FOXNews.com - Man Saves Teen Who Fell Into Subway Tracks in New York City by Letting the Train Pass Over Them - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News

    "Autrey had been waiting for a train with his two young daughters. After the train stopped, he heard bystanders scream and yelled out: "We're OK down here but I've got two daughters up there. Let them know their father's OK," The New York Times reported.

    While spectators cheered Autrey, hugged him and hailed him as a hero, he didn't see it that way.

    "I don't feel like I did something spectacular; I just saw someone who needed help," he told the Times. "I did what I felt was right."


    What a great story!

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Jan 3, '07
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    Such quick thinking. Good luck too.
    Thank you for this story.
  4. by   muffie
    living definition of a hero
  5. by   Tweety
    Wow.....
  6. by   donsterRN
    Yes, Mr. Autry is definitely a hero.

    I love stories like these, instead of the doom and gloom we usually get on the news.
  7. by   CHATSDALE
    QUICK THINKING + BRAVERY = HERO

    i am so glad that this man was in the right place and the right time
  8. by   pickledpepperRN
    We all must show some courage
    We all must show some courage

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