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Man Misses Important Job Interview - Instead Of Attending, He Saved Someone's Life

32-year-old Aaron Tucker was serving a 22-month sentence for a weapons charge when he first heard his son cry. Three weeks into his sentence, Mr. Tucker knew he needed to turn his life around and be a better role model for his newborn son. When Mr. Tucker was finally released, he did just that.

“When he was born, I got a phone call from the hospital,” Mr. Tucker told CBS News. Three weeks into his nearly two-year long sentence, Mr. Tucker “heard [his] son crying in the background,” which instantly compelled him to turn his life around. While serving out his sentence, Mr. Tucker worked hard to receive his GED before he was able to begin tutoring other inmates. After he served the 22-month sentence, Mr. Tucker moved to a halfway house in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

As a convicted felon, Mr. Tucker knew finding employment wouldn’t be easy. However, he was willing to do whatever it took to secure a job and make enough money to support his baby boy: “I came out here with nothing, literally nothing. But I knew if I worked hard things are going to come my way.” Just seven days after being released, Mr. Tucker was due to attend an interview for a position as a ‘bus boy’ at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Stamford. Armed only with $2 in his pocket and the most formal shirt he could muster, Mr. Tucker was determined to impress.

However, while taking the bus to his interview, Mr. Tucker noticed a car overturned on the side of the road with smoke coming out of the vehicle. Despite Mr. Tucker asking the bus driver to stop and help the person inside the vehicle, the bus driver informed him that he would not help, nor would he wait for Mr. Tucker to return to the bus. Mr. Tucker was faced with a choice; ignore the accident and continue on to his interview or save a man’s life – he chose the latter.

Mr. Tucker didn’t hesitate to get off the bus and begin helping the driver of the overturned vehicle, dragging him from the vehicle before it burst into flames. Other people in the area helped Mr. Tucker, fighting the flames with a fire extinguisher. Thanks to Mr. Tucker’s quick thinking, and the sacrifice of his one good interview shirt, Mr. Tucker was able to staunch the bleeding on the wounded man’s head until paramedics arrived on the scene.

“He kept shutting his eyes and I made sure he stayed awake. I told him to open his eyes, I said, ‘your family needs you,'” Mr. Tucker revealed.

Mr. Tucker’s brave actions and selfless sacrifice ultimately saved this stranger’s life. Unfortunately, Mr. Tucker was not able to make his interview, but remains positive he will find a job, stating, “I feel like a job can come and go, but a life is a one-time thing.”

Thanks to the power of social media, Mr. Tucker has received a number of job offers and was also given a number of complimentary tailored suits from business owners as an expression of gratitude for his selfless actions.

Mr. Tucker has remained humble, modestly confirming, “I've been given a lot of job offers. Right now, I don't have the money, so I want to get the best job I can to support my son.” Local residents also banded together to help Mr. Tucker get on his feet, raising over $35,000 on a GoFundMe page.

Source: Independent Journal Review
Photo: YouTube

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