This is just a wonderful story. Too good not to share. Reminds me that most of us are still pretty normal. We just have to stop listening to these crazed elites with bullhorns constantly telling us we’re all at war with one another.
Arizona Central: A daring act of bravery from a man living on the street helped save a Phoenix family from an apartment fire early Thursday morning. Joe Hollins is being called a hero for what he did. The fire broke out just after 4 a.m. near 22nd Avenue and Indian School Road.
Claudia Jimenez and her two children were sleeping when her apartment burst into flames. “I went to the front door and opened it and the flames were already covering my front door. The whole stairs were on fire already,” she said. Neighbors started to bang on doors, trying to wake everyone up and get everyone out.
Jimenez said her family was trapped in their second-floor apartment. That’s when she ran to a back bedroom, opened a window and started screaming for help. “I started yelling, yelling, ‘Please someone help me! There’s a fire! I can’t get out! I need someone to help me,’ and that when I looked up and I see this gentleman coming and he’s like, ‘I’m gonna help you,’” said Jimenez.
Hollins camps out along a canal and saw the apartments next door catch fire, so he ran over to see if he could help. He heard the screams and rushed over. He told Jimenez to drop her kids and two dogs out the window, and he would catch them. “I actually tried to climb up the side of window and grab ‘em as far as I could. Grab one, set her down, grab another, set down. Get the dog, then she didn’t want to come at first, scared she would fall. Then I said, ‘I got you, don’t worry,’” said Hollins.
The fire broke out just after 4 a.m. near 22nd Avenue and Indian School Road
He successfully saved the entire family, helping terrified Jimenez and her 1-year-old daughter Valerie and 8-year-old daughter Natalie escape the burning apartment without serious injuries. “I really have no words. I will forever be thankful to him. To me, he was an angel. He was there when I needed, I looked around, he was only one around. Because of him we are alive and my daughters are safe,” Jimenez said.
When asked if he felt like a hero, Hollins had a simple response. “Anybody would do it,” Hollins said, adding he did what he had to do and was in the right place at the right time. He also said he was happy to help.
I’d like to believe that. I’m not sure it’s true but I’d like to. Whoever this guy is obviously has problems. But he responded to a cry for help from a mother. God bless him. I pray he gets off the street.
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