Absolute hero.

25 year old Nick Bostic, a pizza delivery driver in Lafayette, Indiana was driving through a neighborhood around midnight when he noticed a house on fire. After calling 911 he ran into the house where he discovered 4 kids upstairs who had been asleep. After getting those kids to safety they told him about a 6 year old girl who was still in the house. Nick ran back into the home and found the little girl crying downstairs as the house was getting engulfed in flames, unable to get back outside through the back door he used to enter the home he punched out an upstairs window, held the girl in his arms, and jumped from the second story window to the ground before running the girl to safety.

The dramatic rescue was captured by the body camera of a responding police officer. As Nick lay on the ground struggling to breathe getting treated for his injuries he asked the officers “Is the baby ok, please tell me the baby is ok”. The officer asks the medics and responds “Yep, you did good dude”.

An understatement. Nick, you did heroic stuff dude.

Watch the body cam footage here:

25 yo pizza delivery man runs into burning house, saves four children who tell him another might be in the house. He goes back in, finds the girl, jumps out a window with her, and carries her to a cop who captures the moment on his bodycam from nextfuckinglevel

Or on Twitter here

If you watched the video thinking Nick’s actions were incredibly heroic you are not alone, even Reddit and Twitter mobs, known for being more sardonic, negative, and skeptical lauded him with praise. As did the local police department and mayor, stating in a public release:

“Nicholas Bostic’s heroic actions saved lives. His selflessness during this incident is inspiring, and he has impressed many with his courage, tenacity and steadfast calmness in the face of such perilous danger. The Lafayette Police Department and the Honorable Mayor Tony Roswarski are eternally grateful for Nicholas’ intervention and would like to publicly recognize him for his actions.” – Lafayette Police Department

Read the full release from the Lafayette Police Department here:

Nick’s story has captivated the nation and driven many to donate to support his actions and help cover his medical expenses. A GoFundMe set up by his cousin Richard had over $474,000 pledged to it so far. You can find that GoFundMe here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/nick-bostic-hero

(Editor’s note: We do not verify the validity of crowd funding campaigns of this nature, donate at your own risk)

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There’s also a fundraiser on Facebook with $39,681 pledged to it so far. You can find that here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1506422726472941/1506422793139601/

Nick was airlifted to a hospital in Indianapolis where he was treated for minor injuries including smoke inhalation before being released. He was in good spirits as a photo uploaded to Facebook by his girlfriend shows him smiling in his hospital gown before heading home.

Featured photo a screenshot of the bodycam footage provided by the Lafayette Police Department as embedded above


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