A 20-year-old American pizza delivery man rescued five children as their home was engulfed in flames on July 11 in Lafayette, Indiana.
It’s a great story told by the British media The Independentrelayed by West France. This took place on July 11 in the city of Lafayette, in the state of Indiana, in the United States.
That evening, Nicholas Bostic, a 25-year-old pizza delivery man, was driving through a suburban area of the city during the night when he saw a house affected by fire. Without a mobile phone to call the emergency services, he decides to enter the house.
He finds children between the ages of one and 18 sleeping there. He wakes them up and leaves the house with them. Once outside, the eldest indicates that one of the children, aged 6, is missing. The young man goes back inside to look for him. All are finally safe and sound.
According to local television station ABC7 Chicago, the delivery man had to be hospitalized because of inhaled fumes and a cut on his arm. “I knew what I was risking. I knew that the next second could be my life, he explained to the American media. But every second counted.” “I’m glad I was in the right place at the right time,” he also said.
The city of Lafayette paid tribute to the young man on its website. “Nicholas Bostic’s heroic action saved lives. His selflessness during this incident is inspiring, and he impressed many with his courage, tenacity and unwavering composure in the face of such perilous danger. Lafayette Police Department and the Honorable Mayor Tony Roswarski are eternally grateful for his intervention and wish to publicly reward him for his actions.” He will be honored on August 2.