Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Wesley Autrey

Bravo Wesley Autrey – who jumped onto the rails of the NYC subway system this afternoon as a train was bearing down on a young man who had fallen off the platform during a seizure. He pressed the young man down with his own body into the narrow, shallow space between the tracks and the two of them survived as the train came roaring overhead.

Who said New Yorkers don’t have huge hearts?

7 Comments:

Blogger Cathy said...

Amazing. I just watched an intervie with him on tv. He most concerned that his daughters know that he was ok, as he shouted to the crowd to tell them.
Really amazing.

1:53 AM  
Blogger Wenda said...

Whoosh! What quick thinking and courageous action. I don't think I've heard (or maybe haven't listened to) an ill word spoken of New Yorkers, so this delights, but does not surprise me.

2:17 AM  
Blogger piu piu said...

thats amazing. how did he even know there was a space between the train and rails?

11:15 AM  
Blogger Signora B. said...

What a courageous man.The excample he has given his two little girls ,is priceless.

3:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Piu Piu, probably he didn't know.. that is the whole point. There we go.. goes to prove that the world is full of anonymous heros.

7:05 PM  
Blogger Berlinbound said...

Greetings all ... I posted this as an antidote to all the negative air in the world. I'm glad you found it worthwhile.

Peace

7:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, yes what a hero. Most of the New Yorkers I know have big hearts - and they also know to avoid that third rail!

9:59 PM  

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