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A Heartwarming Coincidence:Man Reunites With The Boy He Saved From A Fiery Car Accident Thirteen Years Ago

Date March 27, 2019 13:33

A burning vehicle is hazardous, and it requires immediate action before it aggravates. If you act fast, you can defuse the situation like the hero of this story did.

Here is the protocol to follow when you are dealing with a burning car:

1. Avert traffic away from the burning vehicle by parking yours 100 feet away from it;

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2. Dial your emergency line and provide details about the incident;

3. Think well and be careful before doing anything else;

4. If you have a fire extinguisher, you can douse the fire with it. Spray the discharged directly at the flame;

5. Attempt to establish an interaction with the victims. If they are conscious, tell them to undo their seatbelt;

6. Get them out of the car either through the door or window. However, if neither is accessible, you should wrap your shirt around your hand and smash through the window to create access;

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7. Once you are in, try to remove as many people as you can. Take each victim far away from the burning vehicle.

The steps mentioned above are advised to prevent the loss of lives. Although the hero of this story wasn't able to save all the victims, he protected the little one who still has a long way to go.

A noble act

Former deputy Chris Thorp is a man who has done numerous great things, and one of them was a saving a 4-year-old toddler during a fire outbreak.

Recently, fate brought the pair together to meet again. One day, Thorp drove his wife, Jenah, to an auto repair shop to pick up her car.

While he was driving around the parking lot, he noticed a scarred teenage boy and pondered if it could be the same boy he saved years ago.

The crash had left the then-4-year-old toddler with deep scars.

"I wonder if that’s him…" he said to his wife.

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Although Thorp was initially skeptical about it, the need to confirm was so potent that he approached the teenager.

He asked the teenager if his name was Christian, and the young man replied yes. Both of them were glad to see each other after so long.

Christian updated Thorp about his journey so far, and Thorp commended the young man's courage in a Facebook post.

He explained that he gave Christian the medal of Valor that he got for saving him because he believed he was more deserving of the honor.

Christian received the medal, and this made Thorp realize that he had been just a keeper and not the actual recipient of the medal.

He concluded the post by thanking higher powers for making such a surreal moment happen.

People are delighted with this story

This story has spurred several prayers for both Thorp and Christian. Many were touched by Thorp's selflessness.

It is essential to be good because we don't know where we might meet each other again. Hopefully, this story may inspire you to be kind to others.

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