A GoFundMe page, that was created to help an pizza delivery partner who saved five kids from a house fi-re recently raised over $300,000. Nicholas Bostic, a 25-year-old, was driving through Lafayette, Indiana when he saw a house go up in conflagration. He was quick to react when he threw his car in reverse and pulled into the driveway to get to help.
Nicholas didn’t call 911 because he didn’t want to waste any time trying to find someone who could help.
He tried knocking on the door, but nobody responded. So he got in through the back door and started yelling for people inside. He ran upstairs to find four kids asleep. The oldest was 18 years old, and the youngest was a year old. He got them all out safely, and they told him about another 6-year-old stuck inside. Without any hesitation, he went in again, and although he couldn’t see anything through the exhaust and quickly wrapped his shirt around his mouth and plunged into the exhaust downstairs.
He tried locating the child through her cries. On finding her, he quickly went upstairs, smash a glass window, and tried to jump, but the kid’s leg got stuck between the cords. He untangled the cord and leaped through the window ensuring he landed on the side where he wasn’t holding the baby. The child escaped major wound. Meanwhile, Nicholas got one of his arms cut and suffered from exhaust inhalation. He was taken to the hospital, where he was treated. He was later discharged but is yet to fully recover.
The news went viral, and everyone appreciated him for his heroic act. The Indianapolis cops said he impressed many with his courage and calmness throughout the situation. “Everyone says, hero-this or hero-that,” told Nicholas during a conversation with journalist Dave Bangert. “I don’t know about that. I was just a guy.” The city would recognize him at the Lafayette Aviators’ baseball team’s National Night Out event next week. The amount collected from the ticket sales for the game will go into his GoFundMe page to facilitate his speedy recovery.
We need more of such courageous people who would go out of their way to help people selflessly.