“God was there”, says the pizza delivery boy who saved five children from the flames

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”.

As the apprentice hero focused on getting the children to safety, a video released by Lafayette police gives us an idea of ​​the severity of the fire. Towards the end of the video, we can see that while the firefighters tend to his injuries, his main concern remains getting everyone to safety. Having suffered a serious inhalation of smoke as well as several deep wounds to the hands, Nicholas Bostic was directly hospitalized in an Indianapolis hospital, from which he has now been released.

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Considered a hero, he has since met with the town’s mayor, local media and the parents of the children who see him as “a messenger from God”. “Whatever brought him here, in that moment, I feel like he was sent by God,” said the children’s mum, Ms Barrett. He saved something that was priceless”. Uncomfortable with this status of hero, and very modest, Nicholas testifies again, “I was just the right guy in the right place at the right time”.

And the story doesn’t end there, because hospitalization costs being what they are in the United States, an aunt of the children launched an online kitty to support the young hero. Many Americans were touched by this story, as evidenced by the amount of the prize pool which reached more than 500,000 dollars! To reassure all the donors, the woman behind the kitty wanted to put a message to give news of the young man since business. “Nick is out of hospital and is doing very well. He was overwhelmed with the support and messages he received. Many people have been concerned about whether their funds will reach Nick and I am happy to tell you that he will be the sole beneficiary of this fundraiser”. A nice happy ending.


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