Nick Harris, 32, was driving his daughter to school when he saw a Mercury sedan back up out of a driveway and run over a six-year-old girl.
Harris ran to the car, then lifted it up, freeing the girl from underneath, only then realizing the child was Ashlyn Hough, a friend of his daughter’s. Bystanders ran for help.
“I didn’t even think. I ran over there as fast as I could, grabbed the rear end of the car and lifted and pushed as hard as I could to get the tire off the child,” Harris told the Associated Press. “….Somehow, adrenaline, hand of God, whatever you want to call it, I don’t know how I did it.”
Ashlyn escaped her ordeal with a concussion and some minor injuries. And she’s got a new name for Harris: Superman. To which humble hero Harris says, “I don’t consider myself a hero at all. To me, it was payment enough when she gave me that huge hug and said, ‘Thanks, Superman.’”
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