C'mon Get Happy: Ex-Con Skips Interview, Is a Hero

posted by Heather White - 

A 32-year-old guy in Bridgeport, Connecticut named Aaron Tucker got out of jail a few weeks ago after a 22-month stint for weapons charges. While he was locked up, his first son was born.  And when he heard him crying over the phone, it made him want to turn his life around.  So he got his G.E.D. . . . started tutoring other inmates . . . and planned to get the best job he could when he got out. So one week after he got placed in a halfway house, he woke up at 5:00 A.M. for a job interview at a barbecue joint, and took a bus.  But on his way there, he witnessed a really bad car wreck.  A guy hit a tree, flipped his car, and was trapped inside. Aaron says he told the bus driver to stop and help, but the guy said he had to stay on his route.  So Aaron got off . . . watched the bus leave . . . found the driver covered in blood . . . and pulled him out while the car started to catch fire.

Then he took off the only dress shirt he had . . . used it as a tourniquet . . . and ended up skipping his interview to stay with the guy until paramedics got there.  Last we heard, the driver was in stable condition, and it looks like he'll be okay. Aaron told the local news he wasn't even thinking about the interview.  He just wanted to save the guy.  But now because of the story, he's gotten a bunch of job offers. Someone also set up a GoFundMe page--and another person has been collecting non-perishables and items for Aaron's toddler. Aaron says he knew that when he got out of jail, he would have nothing. But if he worked hard and did the right thing, that good things would happen--and they are. 

 

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