The Day My Husband Did Something Awesome (Because He IS Awesome.)

Today I shared something on Facebook that I wanted to share here as well. I hope you don’t mind but I’m just going to copy and paste what I wrote there.

Yesterday my husband did something pretty awesome and I have to share.

While driving home from work, he was sitting at a red light. He heard a sound of an engine revving but couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. He then realized something bad was happening. He got out of his car and realized that the man in the car in front of him was having a seizure and was stepping on the gas. The car had rammed into the SUV in front of it. Tony ran to the SUV and told the lady (who he said was terrifed) what was happening. He told her “do NOT take your foot off of the brake!” Then, Tony started screaming to the cars around him that he needed a crow bar. A man in a car nearby had one. Tony told him to break out the passenger side window. Once the man did that, Tony unlocked the door, jumped in and put the car in park and shut the engine off. He reached around and unlocked the driver’s side door so that the paramedics could get into the car. He said the driver had blood coming out of his mouth (most likely from biting his tongue.) Just as he unlocked the door, the paramedics arrived and took over.

I hope that man is okay. I’m so glad Tony was there to help. I’m so proud of him.

I’m sharing this because my husband goes out of his way to help people every day. He is kind, he is thoughtful, he is selfless. I am so proud of him for not only deciding to jump in to action to help, but for having the presence of mind to do so in a calm and effective manner. I just wanted to shine the light on his goodness today because I can.

He is my hero.

19 thoughts on “The Day My Husband Did Something Awesome (Because He IS Awesome.)

  1. alison c


    Seeing some have a seizure can be very scary and most people would just freeze. So good job, Tony

  2. Sarah

    Well done Tony, for keeping your head and taking charge so well. I guess that’s changed a lot of things in life for the poor driver now.

  3. Diary of Why

    Wow, this sounds like the best possible outcome from a situation that could have quickly turned very tragic. That was such a brave and level-headed response from your husband. I only hope I would do the same thing if it came to it!

  4. Kelly

    Superman! I can’t imagine recognizing what was happening if I were in the same or a similar position. Well done Tony!!!

  5. lisa

    Talk about making a difference in someone’s life…..thank you Tony, thank you. This post just flat out made me feel good!

  6. monstergirlee

    What an awesome reaction – to be so cool headed and thinking in such an intense situation. He’s a pretty cool dude. Well done. The world is a better place for having him.

  7. Jill

    What an uplifting story! Thank you for sharing it, and thank Tony for being such a wonderful, kind and smart person. Sounds like God had those two together at just the right time! If Tony hadn’t have been there….((shudder))! But he was!

  8. Kristin

    A similar thing happened to the husband of a friend of mine, only he was the one having a seizure. It was four years ago, and I know his wife still thinks about the man who saved him every day. I know this man’s family will feel the same way about Tony. What an awesome thing to have done!

  9. Katie

    Yay, Tony! He is awesome! So many people just sit back and hope someone else will take care of the problem, or they’re totally unaware there is a problem.

  10. lani

    Love your new blog look, Y! And way to go, Tony… some people have such presence of mind in situations like this. Me? I just flip the frick out.

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