Ex-Con Dad Finally Lands An Interview To Help Support His Baby. But When The Big Day Arrives, He Spots Something Alarming
An ex-con working hard to become a good role model for his infant son skipped a job interview to save a man's life when nobody else would. Read on for more details!
An ex-con working to provide a better life for his toddler son ended up missing a job interview to save a man in desperate need of help.
When 32-year-old Aaron Tucker left Isaiah House in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Wednesday morning, he had just $2 in his pocket.
With a 21-month-old son to care for, Tucker knew he had to land his upcoming interview at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Stamford, where he was hoping to land a busboy position.
“I got up around 5 o’clock in the morning because I was so excited for the interview,” Tucker told the New York Daily News on Thursday.
After finding a seat on a packed bus, Tucker decided to take a quick nap, but it didn’t take long before he woke up and noticed an overturned car ahead of the bus.
“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,” Tucker said.
Though Tucker immediately wanted to help, the bus driver didn’t seem concerned by the overturned car in front of him.
“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 am going to leave you,’” Tucker said.
Without a moment of hesitation, Tucker ran off the bus to help the driver of the overturned vehicle.
“I saw a lot of smoke coming from the car and I just jumped off the bus and ran to the car,” he said.
Tucker reportedly made it into the car through the passenger side and helped unbuckle the driver.
Once he realized the driver was bleeding from the head, Tucker removed his interview shirt and used it to stop the bleeding.
“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 said.
According to reports, the man was rushed to the hospital in stable condition thanks to the people who sprang into action to save his life.
“God put me there to be helpful,” he said.
Though he was forced to skip his interview to help the man, Tucker said helping somebody in need was a no-brainer.
“It didn’t go through my head, because a job can come and go, but a life is only one time. The only thing running through my head is that person in the car could pass away and I could help him,” he said.
Luckily for Tucker, he has since been offered several construction jobs ever since his story went viral.
“I just want everybody to know it’s not about what people could do for me. It’s just about me saving his life,” he said.
More than anything, Tucker, who recently got out of jail, wants to get his life together so he can finally be reunited with his baby boy.
“When I come home he is going to live with me,” Tucker said. “I know that if I continue to work I am going to get a job because I am not going to go without supporting my son and raising my son to be happy.”
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