Ex-Con Skips Job Interview to Rescue Car Crash Victim

When Aaron Tucker woke up last Thursday in the halfway house he lived in, he figured he was going to a job interview. He had no idea that he would never make it, but would instead become a hero.

It had only been a week since he was released from prison, and he was already getting his life on the right track. He had a year-old son to care for, after all. He landed an interview at a local Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, and was hoping for the best.

However, while he was on the local Bridgeport, Connecticut bus, he witnessed a horrific car accident that left a car upside down and on fire. Aaron immediately sprang into action, running to the accident to help.

“The guy had a lot of blood coming from his head,” he told CBS News.

He pulled the man from the burning car, and stayed by his side until paramedics arrived, missing his job interview. He even used his shirt to stop the bleeding.

“I feel like a job can come and go, but a life is one time thing,” he said.

His local community was so moved by his heroism, that they decided to step up and help him. They organized donation drives for clothing and foods, and even set up a GoFundMe page that has raised over $50,000 so far, which he plans to use to support his family.

Best of all, he’s gotten a number of job offers.

Aaron wasn’t given a fish. He wasn’t even taught to fish. He learned how to fish all on his own, and he will feed his family for a lifetime because of it.