Rescuing someone from a burning car is certainly considered heroic to most, but apparently not Jamie Foxx! After the actor saved a man’s life on Jan. 18, he recalled his bravery in the humblest way possible: Not even declaring himself a hero!
Jamie Foxx, 48, can add life saver to his already impressive resume, but he doesn’t seem to think it’s necessary. Jamie rescued Brett Kyle, 32, after his car flipped and burst into flames on Jan. 18, saving the man’s life in a brave act of heroism. Despite his courage, though, Jamie doesn’t consider it to be heroic — Jamie just views the situation as an opportunity to help someone out!
“I don’t look at it as heroic. I just look at it like…just happy to do something,” Jamie told NBC4, giving a recap of what happened on the fateful night. Upon hearing the crash and Brett’s cry for help, Jamie ran to the rescue. “I said [to Brett], ‘You gotta help me get you out because I don’t want to have to leave you.’ I said, ‘You got angels around you. You have angels around you.'”
With such a humble outlook on the situation, what Jamie probably doesn’t realize is that he was Brett’s angel that night. Brett’s father, Brad Kyle, tearfully expressed his gratitude that Jamie would take action in such a scary situation — reminding Jamie that without him, Brett may not be alive now.
Once Brett was brought to the hospital, Brad actually had the opportunity to meet with Jamie to thank him for saving his son’s life. Jamie posted a sweet picture of the two in an emotional hug on his Instagram, writing that it wasn’t important for him to be recognized as a hero, but instead that a man’s life was able to be spared.
Okay, how sweet is that? Whether Jamie wants to believe he is a hero, his humbleness makes him just as much of a hero as his bravery did. We loved Jamie way before he saved a man’s life, but now he’s even more amazing…even if he humbly refuses to admit it!
Do you think what Jamie did was heroic, HollywoodLifers? Would you have been brave enough to pull a man out of a burning car? Tell us in the comments below!