Heroic NY Bus Driver Catches 7-Year-Old Girl Falling From Window
Just when you start to think the world’s a horrible place and we’re doomed for all eternity comes this unbelievable story about a Brooklyn man who saved a little girl’s life with seconds to spare. Steven St. Bernard was on his way home from work as a city bus driver when several children ran up to him, frantically pointing to a little girl standing on a air conditioner unit outside a third-story window.
The girl, 7-year-old Keyla McCree, was apparently oblivious to her danger and according to St. Bernard, she was “dancing and smiling.” Next think you know, Keyla, who has autism, was falling towards the ground. That’s when St. Bernard sprung into action, managing to position himself perfectly and catch Keyla in his arms just before she would have hit the ground.
Amazingly, Keyla walked away injury-free. St. Bernard suffered a torn tendon in his biceps â€“ a small price to pay, he said, for saving a life. “This was the biggest catch of my life,” St. Bernard, 52, told the New York Post. “She just looked shocked.”
St. Bernard lives in the same apartment complex as Keyla and her family, though it’s unclear whether or not he knew the little girl prior to saving her life. He has four kids of his own, including a 7-year-old daughter, which I can only imagine adds a whole other level of emotion for this real-life superhero.
Keyla’s mom Shaleema McCree had reportedly stepped out of the room with her other child when Keyla pushed her way out of the window. “It’s a miracle,” she says of the scenario, describing St. Bernard as “an angel.” We couldn’t agree more.