Normally, police are the ones coming to rescue a stranger and being hailed a hero, but this past week the roles reversed when a brave McDonald’s employee rescued an off-duty cop.
22-year-old Pedro Viloria was working the drive-thru window at a South Florida McDonald’s when a woman, who happened to be an off-duty Miami-Dade police officer, pulled up to the drive-thru window to pay for her and her children’s food.
But when Viloria attempted to pass the woman her food, he noticed she was struggling to breathe and was unresponsive. “I see she’s hardly breathing, and I thought that’s not normal,” Viloria said. And when the car suddenly spun out of control and Viloria heard the children screaming from the car, he jumped through the window and stood in front of the car to stop it.
“I never panicked. I never panicked at all. My brain was on hero mode, totally. I thought immediately something’s going on with that woman right now and I gotta do something,” Viloria said. “I thought if these kids lose their mother today, that’s gonna be tragic. It is what a hero does, if I would’ve need to die to save that woman, I would’ve done it.”
Luckily, the curb stopped the car from going any further, and Viloria was able to pull the woman safely out of her car. A paramedic inside the McDonald’s immediately rushed out and the woman was brought to the hospital for treatment.
Watch the entire video below to see the incredible moment this hero literally jumped out of a window to save a complete stranger.
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[Featured image: NBC]