Child In Arms, Pizza Man Leaps From 2nd-Story Window In Heroic Fire Rescue.

When we’re faced with a crisis we have two choices: freeze, or react.

Nick Bostic didn’t have time to think about what to do when he saw a house on fire in the middle of the night. The 25-year-old pizza delivery driver from Lafayette, Indiana was just driving by, but he slammed on the brakes right away. Reversing his car, he jumped out and rushed towards the front door.

A neighbor heard Nick pounding on the door, pleading for anyone still inside to get out. They called 911 just as Nick ran around the back of the property and found an open door. Although the house was already filled with thick, black smoke, he plunged inside.

“It was adrenaline,” he recalled. “I hightailed my butt into the house.”

Inside, Nick ran from room to room looking for people. As he went upstairs, he encountered 18-year-old Seionna Barrett, the oldest daughter of David and Tiera Barrett. Seionna was babysitting her three siblings aged 1, 6, and 13. Another 13-year-old child was spending the night with her friend as well.

Seionna had first seen the fire in the living room and had already called her father to tell him the house was on fire. David and Tiera were frantically driving home as Seionna grabbed the baby and the two teens and raced for the exit. Nick helped them get outside to safety, but as they gasped for air outside, they realized 6-year-old Kaylani was still inside.

“We started running down the stairs, and that’s when we saw Nick, and we couldn’t find Kaylani,” Seionna tearfully recalled.

Once again, Nick didn’t hesitate. He filled his lungs with as much clean air as he could and plunged back into the toxic house. He couldn’t see inside the dark house, so he listened for the child’s cries to lead him to her. After he located her on the first floor, he found the entrance blocked by fire. His only option was to go back upstairs.

When rescue workers arrived, they they were informed that a young man and a 6-year-old were still inside. They started preparing to enter the home, but before they could, Nick smashed a window with his bare hand, clutched Kaylani to his chest, and leaped out of a second-story window. He fell in such a way that he kept the child safe, even while badly injuring himself.

“That’s everyone,” he gasped, handing the child to the first firefighter he sees.

Bodycam footage shows firefighters applying first aid to Nick’s injured arm in the moments after he carried Kaylani to safety. In spite of his obvious pain and shock, all he can say is, “Is the baby OK? Please tell me the baby’s OK.”

In the aftermath of the accident, the entire community has rallied around Nick to help him with his medical expenses. A GoFundMe established in his name has raked in over $568,000. He also received a certificate from the mayor, the police department, and the fire department.

Most importantly, the Barrett family is so grateful that they now consider him family.

“God uses the most unlikely characters,” David said. “He sent an angel.”

As for Nick, he insists he’s not a hero at all. In fact, he’d do it all again in a heartbeat — without hesitation.

“It was all worth it,” he said. “I kept reminding myself what a small sacrifice. This temporary pain. It’s so worth it.”

Some people are natural-born heroes, and Nick is one of them! We’re so glad this family made it out of this terrifying situation alive.

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