Saving the life of a baby has to be one of the biggest acts of heroism possible, and this is exactly what happened in Oxford, England during Friday evening.
A man happened to be walking along the street when noticing a 2 year old baby standing on the top of a hotel in Iffley, Oxfordshore. The 22ft high building was of course no safe place for the toddler, and thanks to the actions of the passer-by he was saved from what could have been a tragedy. The hero was later revealed to be 42 year old Preston Likely, a local author and writer.
The man climbed up a drainpipe, risking his own life to reach the toddler on top of the hotel. He then grabbed hold of the toddler and held him before waiting for assistance from the fire brigade. It’s believed the baby somehow climbed a ladder and walked along the rooftop, whilst his mother tried to rescue him but also became stuck upon the roof.
Regular heroes the Fire Brigade were able to come and rescue both the mother and the toddler, safely bringing them down from the hotel roof. Its crazy to think how the baby could have been put in that situation, but its amazingly refreshing to hear of yet another member of the public risking their own life to climb the building in order to save such a young life. Humans can be capable of the most compassionate and brave acts when encountered with one, and I’m sure everyone deep down hopes that they’d be capable of such a heroic act, if they’re ever in the unfortunate position of needing to do so.