Job offers and donations are pouring in for a Connecticut man who jumped off a city bus on his way to a job interview in order to aid a car crash victim.
Aaron Tucker from Bridgeport, Conn., was on his way to an interview at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Wednesday, when he saw a car hit a tree and flip over, CBS reported.
Tucker, who was recently released from prison and had less than $2 in his pocket, desperately needed the job, but instead of staying on the bus and going to the interview, he hopped off the bus.
“I feel like a job can come and go, but a life is one-time thing,” Tucker told CBS. “The job just wasn’t in my mind at that time.”
Tucker ran to the car, which was spewing smoke, and saw a man covered in blood. As the car started to catch fire, he pulled the man from the vehicle, CBS reported.
People from a nearby car shop used fire extinguishers to put out the fire, and Tucker used a dress shirt he was given at the halfway house where he was staying to keep the man’s head from bleeding, Westport Now reported.
The man was taken to Norwalk Hospital and in stable condition Wednesday, CBS reported.
Tucker told Westport Now he served 22-months for a weapons related charge and is currently living in a halfway house. According to CBS, he finished his GED in prison and became a tutor, all in an attempt to better himself.
The 32-year-old has a 21-month-old son and said he is looking for any job that will help him provide for his son and his child’s mother.
“I’m determined to change my life,” he said.
Since Tucker’s heroic deeds have come to light, job offers have flooded in, and a GoFundMe account has raised over $50,000 for Tucker and his family.
“I’ve been given a lot of job offers,” Tucker told CBS. “Right now, I don’t have the money, so I want to get the best job I can to support my son.”
Source: USA Today (Mary Bowerman)
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