It can be hard to see the good in people when our screens play a seemingly never-ending highlight reel of the worst of humanity. But heroes walk among us every day.
While we may not always recognize them, they’re ready and waiting to help others in need. Kashief Hamilton and Randolph Donovan are two such individuals whose moment came when a cruise ship passenger fell off a dock — in her wheelchair.
In August, the Carnival Fascination ship made a stop at St. Thomas, the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands. A woman in a wheelchair was resting with a relative on the dock when somehow she rolled over the side and hit the water.
Kashief and Randolph watched it happened. And while they didn’t know the woman, they didn’t hesitate to jump in after her. A life ring was also thrown into the water. In the video of the rescue, the woman can be seen holding onto the ring, as the two men tie a rope to secure her.
Rescuers on the dock were able to pull everyone up and get the woman to safety. While shaken, she turned out to be fine and had no injuries. The cruise line even replaced her wheelchair for her.
Thank goodness Kashief and Randolph were nearby! Their quick response saved a life.
With the video circulating online, people are calling Kashief and Randolph “everyday heroes” for saving this unknown person’s life. One viewer wrote, “That’s what a true hero looks like!! God Bless them both!! Faith in humanity restored!!”
“There’s more love and compassion than hatred!” another added. “I cried with the man hugging one of the heroes.”
It’s so important for us to look out for each other because in the end we’re in this together. Let’s all follow Kashief and Randolph’s example by doing what we can to help our fellow humans. We don’t have to risk our lives to become everyday heroes. All we have to do is show others we care.
Watch as the men rescue a total stranger in the video below and share to spread thanks for their bravery!
'EVERYDAY HEROES': Two men jumped into the ocean to help prevent a girl from drowning after her wheelchair rolled off the dock into the water in St. Thomas. https://abcn.ws/31N2rKu
Posted by ABC News on Sunday, August 18, 2019
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