Mail carriers aren’t normally described as brave or courageous, but one California mailman is being hailed as a hero by his community for what he did when he saw lives were in danger while on his mail route.
Recently mail carrier Robert Sweeney was walking his usual mail route in Natomas, California when he spotted smoke pouring out of one of the homes he delivered mail to every day, and then realized the house was on fire with two people and their pets trapped inside.
Everyone in the area just stood back and waited for firefighters to arrive at the scene and save the day, but Sweeney didn’t hesitate to go above and beyond the call of duty since he knew lives were at stake. Even though it meant putting himself in danger, Sweeney grabbed a nearby garden hose, stood in the middle of thick smoke, and started spraying the fire and helping the people and some of their pets get out of the home.
Eventually, firefighters arrived at the scene, extinguished the fire, and saved four more cats and two birds that were still trapped inside. And while everyone is calling Sweeney a hero for his courageous actions, he was just glad the two people trapped in the fire were able to make it out safely.
Watch the entire video below to see what this mail carrier did when he saw a home was on fire.
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