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SuperDad Lifts Car Off Six-Year-Old Girl

376591423_c0b3889fc6It had to be a horrific site, one of those moments that seems to happen in slow-motion:

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.'”

Photo: xurble, Flickr

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