For some people, when they get excited over something, it’s hard for them to sleep. They just cannot wait to be up and ready to go and I am one of those people. I have a hard time containing my excitement. And apparently, so does Aaron Tucker.
Aaron Tucker left his halfway house with only two dollars to his name to leave for a job interview as a busboy at a local Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Connecticut. He had been awake early that morning because he just couldn’t wait any longer.
“I got up around 5 o’clock in the morning because I was so excited for the interview,” said Tucker who had just served a 22-month sentence in jail.
He had been looking for jobs to be able to support his 21-month-old son, and this was the first one he had landed. He was so excited. His son lives with his mother and is hoping that after he is able to support himself, his son will be able to come live with him.
But on his way to the interview, Aaron was faced with a decision which put his new potential job in jeopardy.
Aaron left the house and then hopped on an extremely packed bus. Since he was awake so early and had a while to wait till he reached his stop, he decided to take a short nap. But when he woke up, he saw something outside that made his heart stop.
“I looked up and saw a car flipped over right in front of the bus, so I ran to try to jump out of the bus,” said Tucker.
No one else seemed to be as concerned at Tucker though. But that didn’t stop him. He got out of the bus and was determined to help.
“I said I was going to help him, and asked the driver if he was going to wait for me and he said, ‘no, I’m going to leave you,” recalled Aaron.
Aaron saw the amount of smoke coming from the car and ran over to the passenger’s side so he was able to undo the seatbelt. While doing so, he then noticed the driver was bleeding from his head. Without any hesitation, Aaron removed his shirt, which he was given to wear to the interview, and wrapped it around the man’s head to stop the bleeding.
At this point, 2 other men from a nearby auto body shop also came to aid the victim and Aaron.
“He kept shutting his eyes and I made sure he stayed awake. I told him to open his eyes, I said, ‘your family wants you,’” Tucker commented.
Soon paramedics arrived and were able to take the man to the hospital, where he has been said to be in stable condition.
While rescuing this man, the interview was far from Aaron’s thoughts. Aaron said that it didn’t even go through his mind.
“A job can come and go, but a life is only one time. The only thing running through my head is that person is the car could pass away and I could help him,” said Aaron.
So Tucker was a no-show for his interview. But his good deed has not been kept quiet. Employers heard about his brave actions, and he has now received 3 job offers-some in construction and one at a rubber factory.
And although everyone is deeming him a hero, Tucker doesn’t believe so. He wants everyone to know that “It’s not about what people could do for me. It’s just about me saving his life.”
Because of his humbleness and heroic actions, his community has been rallying around Tucker, and started a GoFundMe page for him, with a goal of $10,000, and already $3,000 has been donated.
We are so unbelievably proud of Tucker for his actions, and for doing what was right. If he hadn’t gotten off that bus, who knows what condition that man would be in right now. He really is a hero!
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