Ken Andreen insists he's not a hero. He says he just happened to be at the right place at the right time. The residents of Penn Hills in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, however, feel differently.
Those neighbors bore witness to Ken's casual act of bravery on a recent weekday morning, and they insist that he's not just a Good Samaritan; he's an actual angel in disguise!
Watch @WPXI at Noon to hear how a man working for a meal delivery service saved another man who was sound asleep on his couch as his home burned. https://t.co/2QyZTb8QSA pic.twitter.com/RG904v4rtE— Alyssa Raymond (@AlyssaRaymond) February 24, 2022
Ken was working that morning as a delivery driver for Mom's Meals. It was about 8:30 in the morning when suddenly he and some neighbors noticed black smoke pouring from an upstairs window of a nearby house. Flames had already engulfed most of the top of the house by the time neighbor Angela Spynda called the fire department for help.
As they gathered on the sidewalk near Ken's car, he heard someone say that there was still a person in the house. Without a moment's hesitation, he jumped out of his truck and headed straight toward the house.
"He just barged in there," said Angela. "He was in there probably a good three minutes and then he threw him over the shoulder. He carried him out. He was like an angel."
“He just barged in there,” said Angela Spynda. “He was in there probably a good three minutes and then he threw him over the shoulder. He carried him out. He was like an angle. Like an angel from somewhere."— Alyssa Raymond (@AlyssaRaymond) February 24, 2022
So many people want to thank Ken Andreen with @momsmeals! @WPXI pic.twitter.com/RGfDetqd9v
Ken insists, "I'm not a hero, it's just something that I had to do."
Knowing he was entering a life or death situation, Ken shoved the door open and made his way through the smoke-clogged living space. He located resident Carsten Molt, who was sound asleep on the sofa.
"I put him up over my shoulder and walked through the house and out the door we went," Ken recalled.
Once he was safely outside, Carsten was taken into a neighbor's home and given oxygen. He's expected to make a full recovery, all thanks to the strength and courage of one kind stranger. Oh, and in case you're wondering — Ken went right back to work once the excitement was over!
"I wasn't thinking about myself at all," Ken said. "I was thinking about saving the person that was in there."
That selflessness is the exact quality that makes him a hero in our book.
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