Ex-Con Sees Car Slam Into Tree, Misses Crucial Job Interview To Save Wounded Stranger.

An ex-con living in a Connecticut halfway house, skipped a job interview to save a wounded stranger’s life.

32-year-old Aaron Tucker left the Isaiah House in Bridgeport, Connecticut with just enough money for his bus fare Wednesday morning. It was a big day for Aaron. The newly released ex-con had only been out of prison for a week but had already scored an interview with Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Stamford.

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While en route to the eatery, Tucker was looking out the window when suddenly a vehicle in the next lane struck a tree and overturned ahead of them.

The bus driver was unwilling to stop for the vehicle, so Tucker jumped out and ran to the stranger’s aid. “I said I was going to help him, and asked the driver if he was going to wait for me and he said, ‘no, I am going to leave you,’”Tucker said.

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Knowing that he would miss his interview, Tucker decided to take off his only good shirt and wrap it around the head of the 61-year-old driver who was bleeding profusely. Tucker stayed with the man until emergency crews arrived.

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“He kept shutting his eyes and I made sure he stayed awake. I told him to open his eyes, I said, ‘your family wants you,’”Tucker said.

He says his job interview was far from his thoughts as he rescued the man.

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“It didn’t go through my head, because a job can come and go, but a life is only one time. The only thing running through my head is that person in the car could pass away and I could help him,”he said.

Tucker, who is living in the halfway house after serving a 22-month sentence related to a weapons charge, remains focused on one goal: Getting a job so that he can support his 21-month-old son, who currently lives with his mother.

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“When I come home he is going to live with me,”Tucker said. “I know that if I continue to work I am going to get a job because I am not going to go without supporting my son and raising my son to be happy.â€

After hearing his story and motivation to build a new life, local resident Karin Dale decided to start a Go-Fund-Me ‘thank you’ fund to help Tucker get back on his feet and start building life for his 21-month-old son and the boy’s mother.

As of today, the fundraiser has collected a staggering $50,540 of it’s original $10,000 goal.

Tucker’s story just goes to show, no matter how far you feel you’ve fallen, a good heart and genuine care for others will take you incredibly far in life.

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