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Noted in Passing: File Under — “There are no coincidences” Indiana pizza delivery man saves family from burning home

A 25-year-old pizza delivery guy rivals any Marvel superhero, by running into a burning house and saving the lives of 5 kids, risking his own life and suffering serious injuries in the process.

Nicholas Bostic rescued 5 kids from fire, one by leaping out a window – The Washington Post

Nicholas Bostic was on his way to get gas one night last week around midnight when he saw flames leaping from the front of a two-story house in Lafayette, Ind.
He slammed on his brakes, turned his car around and pulled into the driveway. Then he realized he’d left his phone at his home a few miles away and couldn’t dial 911.

Bostic, 25, jumped out of his car and tried to flag down another driver, but the person didn’t stop. He wasn’t sure whether anyone was in the home, so he ran to the back of the house, found an unlocked door and rushed inside. All he saw was smoke.

“I shouted, ‘Anybody here? Get out! Get out! Fire!’ ” he said, recalling that he felt his eyes and nostrils stinging from the smoke in the early morning of July 10.
He didn’t hear a response, and he was about to leave, he said. Then he saw a teenager at the top of the stairs with some younger kids.

Seionna Barrett, 18, was babysitting her three siblings and her sister’s friend while their parents were out on a date night playing darts. Seionna had smelled smoke and was frantically trying to wake up everyone to get them out of the house when Bostic busted through the back door.

Bostic said he hustled everyone outside — then Seionna told him the baby was missing. Bostic would soon learn she was referring to 6-year-old Kaylani, nicknamed “Baby K,” who was still in the burning house.

“I ran inside and looked under beds and closets, but I couldn’t find her,” he said. “But when I got to the stairs that led downstairs, I heard some faint crying.”

The staircase was full of smoke, and the heat seemed unbearable, he said, adding that he hesitated for a moment before plunging down the stairs.

“I thought, ‘I don’t want to die here,’ ” he said.

But he held his breath and followed the crying in the darkness until he reached Kaylani and quickly scooped her up.

“I rolled her up in my arm like a football, then felt my way back up the stairs,” Bostic said. “It was extremely hot and smoky, and it was painful to breathe. The only light I could see was coming from the rooms upstairs. So I headed up there.”

He broke open a window with his right fist, tightly wrapped the girl around his left side and leaped two stories to the ground, landing on his right side, sparing the girl from the force of his fall, he said.

Bostic had saved five lives in under 15 minutes.

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  • You Don't Beat This River July 24, 2022, 10:58 PM

    Now you know why people are moving away from CCP/WEF occupied territories.

    • Anonymous July 25, 2022, 3:49 AM

      And where would that be? Oh yeah……..RUSSIA.

  • Anonymous July 25, 2022, 3:48 AM

    Toxic masculinity! Doesn’t he know that this is what government is for?

  • ghostsniper July 25, 2022, 4:17 AM

    Maybe they should hire him as the new police chief at Uvalde.
    (or anywhere else for that matter)

  • KCK July 25, 2022, 4:47 AM

    When you pizza man has more character than your govt.

    You can tell there was some outside force working with this guy.

  • jd July 25, 2022, 5:58 AM

    So glad you posted this, Gerard. Good news helps, a lot.

  • Jack July 25, 2022, 6:37 AM

    Another example of Uncommon Valor in a time when most of the news speaks of simpering fags and political charlatans. A rare event in America.

  • Terry July 25, 2022, 9:22 AM

    This guy is living proof that dot gov does not benefit any citizen. Dot gov benefits the members of dot gov only.

    A pizza delivery guy doing what the fat tax enriched “authorities” are too sheepish to even think of doing.

    My kind of true Hero indeed.

  • rocdoctom July 25, 2022, 9:36 PM

    And he does not have a man bun!