The incident, which was captured by a security camera, took place on May 1 near one of the branches of the Applebee’s restaurant chain in Hesperia, California, where Nessman was applying for a position designed to wash dishes.
The American, who at that time had already been homeless and unemployed for eight years, on his way from a job interview saw a stroller with a child rolling freely into a road full of cars. As can be seen from the footage, he immediately ran to the stroller and stopped it.
“I didn’t even have time to think about it. You’re just reacting,” Nessman told local news station KOVR-TV and was subsequently quoted by The Guardian. In the video taken from the car wash, it is clear that he saved the child in the last seconds before entering the road. The picture circulated on social networks and in the media and became viral.
The woman in charge of the child pulled into the driveway of a nearby car wash and loaded her great-nephew into a stroller. However, the strong wind had its way with the stroller. Understandably, the woman ran to save her little relative, but she fell and was unable to get up.
“I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if I didn’t do anything. I’m glad I realized it and was in the right place at the right time,” Nessman comments on the whole situation.
The former truck driver said in an interview with KOVR-TV that he lost his job and home after the sudden death of his girlfriend. He was overcome with grief and did not want to do anything. He moved to San Bernardino County, California to be reunited with his family. He was living with his sister until now.
A few days after the incident, NBC San Diego reported that Nessman had received and accepted a job at Applebee’s. In addition, thanks to his act, he also received other job offers, including driving trucks again or painting.
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