In a world where many are struggling to find employment, then having to wait patiently for job interviews, its amazing to see people still finding the time to care for other people.
An unemployed Brooklyn man missed a job interview Tuesday for the best reason, he was busy saving the life of a toddler who was blown into the path of an oncoming subway train by a strong wind. Like Superman, he rushed in at the nick-of-time to help someone that he did not know.
It all began Tuesday afternoon around 12:45 p.m. when Delroy Simmonds was on his way to apply for a maintenance position at a warehouse, after being unemployed for over a year, when the unimaginable happened.
A woman with four kids, including the toddler in the stroller, was waiting on the train as well when a strong wind blew the stroller onto the tracks with a train making its way around the bend, heading into the station.
The mother who was tending to her other children, forgot to put the brakes on before she turned away.
As witnesses looked on in horror and the child’s mother stood there frozen in shock, Mr. Simmonds jumped down, snatched the baby up and was able to pull himself up just as the train jerked to a stop halfway into the station.
The child was taken to a local hospital to be treated for cuts to his face and head but thankfully he is ok. As for the hero, who eventually missed the train, didn’t stick around after the rescue. However, he was reunited with the family at the hospital who couldn’t help but to thank him profusely.
Although he shrugged off his courageous, selfless act, “Everybody is making me out to be some sort of superhero. I’m just a normal person. Anybody in that situation should have done what I did.”
We are happy to report, Delroy is now currently employed. He was offered a job with ABM Janitorial Services as a custodian and helping with security. When asked how he felt, Mr Simmonds said, “It feels great. I’m just excited to start working.”
Congratulations to him and his family. Just another reason to still believe in miracles!