It is a heroic gesture shared by American firefighters on social networks, that of Nicholas, a young man of 25, who risked his life to save that of five children prisoners of a burning house. For him, he was not alone that evening…
It is nearly midnight on July 11 when Nicholas Bostic, 25, a waiter in a pizzeria, drives past a burning house in the town of Lafayette (Indiana). Unconcerned about the danger to himself, he immediately stops and rushes into the house, discovering that five children, ages 1 to 18, are there.
He manages to wake everyone up, get them out and get them out of harm’s way on the lawn. Outside, the eldest in tears indicates that a 6-year-old girl sleeping on the first floor is missing. Without hesitation, Nicholas Bostic returns there, finds the child and no doubt trapped by the fire, jumps from a window on the second floor with the little girl in his arms.
He tells his impressions to the American press, “I was at the bottom, at 110%. I started having trouble seeing, because the smoke was getting thicker and thicker. I don’t know how to explain it, but it’s like I accepted that I was probably going to die, right there, that night. But it was an eerie calm. You just have to act as fast as you can. “Then when he jumps with the girl” miraculously unscathed “, according to the police of Lafayette, “I thought that my last energy was there, at the place where I had landed and that it would be finished for me. But still I get up, as if I had an additional reinforcement, it was almost unreal, for me it was God who was there with me at that moment”.