Acts of Kindness
Guy saves man electrocuted on train tracks then is asked for interview & is handed keys to a new car
He did not see this coming...
Ma Fatima Garcia
06.21.22

Do you sometimes reminisce about the old times? Do you compare how things were and how things are right now?

Almost everything has changed dramatically.

Before, when someone gets into an accident, people would rush to help. Today, people would rush to get their phones and record the event. If you post it with the right hashtags, your video might get viral.

Pexels / Keira Burton
Source:
Pexels / Keira Burton

It was the usual busy day in Chicago. Many were waiting for their ride when one of the commuters spat another on the face. Enraged, a fight started that led them to rumble on the train tracks.

Within seconds, both touched the third rail that sent volts of electricity to their bodies. The man in the black jacket was able to get up, but the other person’s back touched the third railing causing him to lose consciousness.

YouTube Screenshot / CBS Chicago
Source:
YouTube Screenshot / CBS Chicago

In the viral video that most bystanders held their phones and started recording, but one man didn’t do that.

A young man, Anthony Perry, 20, jumped onto train tracks to save the man.

Perry was agile, yet careful when he jumped on the CTA tracks. If he miscalculated, he would also be in danger.

YouTube Screenshot / CBS Chicago
Source:
YouTube Screenshot / CBS Chicago

He was able to remove the unconscious man off the tracks. Worried, Perry didn’t just stop there. This young man also administered CPR.

With his help, the man survived.

Though the doctors explained he was still in serious condition.

YouTube Screenshot / CBS Chicago
Source:
YouTube Screenshot / CBS Chicago

Everyone who saw the viral video said that Perry was a hero, but when he was asked about his heroic act, the young man replied:

“I was just thinking if that was me in that situation, how do I want people to treat me?”

While all the other people were watching and holding up their phones, this young man bravely risked his life to save another.

YouTube Screenshot / CBS Chicago
Source:
YouTube Screenshot / CBS Chicago

“I’m just happy that the guy was alive, more than anything. I don’t even see myself as a hero to be honest.”

CPD called Perry last Wednesday to honor his heroic act.

He thought it was a simple interview. There, he saw the members of CPD, but what he didn’t expect to see Early Walker, the founder of “I’m Telling Don’t Shoot.”

YouTube Screenshot / CBS Chicago
Source:
YouTube Screenshot / CBS Chicago

After a short speech from Walker, he asked Perry to look at the truck passing by.

There, he said, was Perry’s brand new 2009 Audi A8.

The young man couldn’t hide his excitement. It was beyond his dreams to receive a car from a well-known philanthropist.

YouTube Screenshot / CBS Chicago
Source:
YouTube Screenshot / CBS Chicago

Perry shared that the gift couldn’t be more perfect for him. He said that he has a long commute to work and experienced lots of trouble with his current car.

“We wanted to literally show our appreciation because we need more people like you. We need more Anthonys in the world,” Walker shared to the press and to Perry.

He also added a $25 gasoline card for the young hero.

YouTube Screenshot / CBS Chicago
Source:
YouTube Screenshot / CBS Chicago

Perry knew he had to help another person. It wasn’t because he was expecting a price and it wasn’t to become famous.

The young hero told in his interview that he did what he had to do.

No wonder Walker and the whole CPD were so proud of this young man, and they hope that someday, more people will get inspired by this story.

They also joked about asking Perry to join them in the police force someday.

YouTube Screenshot / CBS Chicago
Source:
YouTube Screenshot / CBS Chicago

Times have changed, but there are still good heroic people out there that would risk their lives to save others.

Watch the full feature below and don’t forget to share this with your friends and family.

Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

By Ma Fatima Garcia
hi@sbly.com
Ma Fatima Garcia is a contributor at SBLY Media.
Advertisement
Advertisement