Unemployed Man Saves Toddler; Gets Hero Status and Job
An unemployed man from Brooklyn was just hailed as a “superhero without a cape” after he rescued a 9-month-old toddler from an oncoming train.
On Tuesday, 30-year-old Delroy Simmonds was on his way to an interview, when a stroller was blown onto the path of an incoming subway. Unfortunately, a toddler was still inside.
The boy’s mother, Maria Zamara, “stood frozen in shock,” while Simmonds quickly jumped on the tracks and lifted up the injured child.
“He jumped down there, no questions,” a spectator Khalima Ansari recounted. “It was quick, it was real quick.”
Luckily for everyone involved, Simmonds reacted quickly, just as the J train was coming to the station. The child is fine and treated for minor cuts and bruises.
How does Simmonds feel about all this attention? “Everybody is making me out to be some sort of superhero,” Simmonds explained. “I’m just a normal person. Anybody in that situation should have done what I did.”
Unfortunately, Simmonds has been unemployed for over a year, and because of the incident, he missed his job interview.
“What I really need is a job,” he told reporters.
Lucky for him, his story reached Guy Rodriguez. “We read the story and were like, ‘Wow! This is unbelievable. This guy is a hero,’” Rodriguez recounted. He immediately called Simmonds and hired him as a maintenance worker for a JFK airport project.
No good deed goes unpunished! Congrats Delroy!
While there’s no video footage of the subway accident, it’s not the first time a stroller has gone in front of the subway. Check out the unbelievable footage below from Australia. Miraculously, the baby was unharmed.