Thursday, January 04, 2007

A Modern Hero

Who has ridden the Underground and not wondered: "What if I fell to the tracks as a train came in? What would I do?"

And who has not thought: "What if someone else fell? Would I jump to the rescue?"

Wesley Autrey, 50-year-old construction worker, faced both those questions in an instant in New York on Tuesday, and got his answers almost as quickly.

Afterwards he said: “I don’t feel like I did something spectacular; I just saw someone who needed help. I did what I felt was right.”

Full story in Chicago Tribune here

Hat tip to Generations for Life