Superheroes are a different breed from regular heroes. It turns out that there are actually real-life superheroes. One 25-year-old pizza delivery worker risked his life to save total strangers, and he made it out alive. It’s amazing, motivating, and not a Hollywood invention.
Although Nicholas Bostic’s day job is delivering pizzas, many have dubbed him a real-life superhero for his fast thinking and courageous deeds. One evening while traveling home from work in Layfayette, Indiana, he came across a burning house.
The likelihood is that if we spotted a house on fire, the first thing we would do is dial 911. Bostic chose to see what he could do to help rather than phoning for assistance because he didn’t have his phone with him.
Lt. Randy Sherer of the Lafayette Police Department estimates that the fire began around 12:30 a.m. Bostic entered the two-story residence but there were no firetrucks there yet. He didn’t stop to dial 911 because he didn’t have his phone with him. Instead, he left his car in the driveway and quickly entered the home to check whether anyone was still there.
Actually, there were five individuals living there—four kids and an 18-year-old. When the fire first erupted, they were dozing off, but Bostic roused them and escorted them to escape.
Bostic left the house when he first entered it with the 18-year-old, a 1-year-old, two 13-year-olds, and a 1-year-old. He was informed by the youngsters that a 6-year-old was inside with another child. Bostic raced back inside to look for the 6-year-old despite the fact that the home was now completely engulfed in flames.
All of the kids are safe, but Bostic had to go to the hospital with serious smoke inhalation and a cut on his arm from when he fled the house through a window holding the 6-year-old. Bostic told ABC, “The last thing I could do was waste a second panicking.”
To learn more about this valiant rescue and to see the bodycam video from the incident, watch the video below.
The parents of the children were not home when the fire broke out, but Bostic has since spoken to them. He told ABC, “The dad said he’d love to take me out for a dinner. They have wide-open arms welcoming me as a part of their family.” He added, “I’m glad I was there at the right time, the right place.”
Bostic claims he wouldn’t hesitate to do another valiant rescue. He said, “If opportunity came again and I had to do it, I would do it. I knew what I was risking. I knew the next second it could be my life. But every second counted.”
Bostic might want to think about becoming a firefighter instead of a pizza delivery guy.
Would you enter a burning home to rescue total strangers?