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17th Jul 2012

Video: Man Saves Autistic Young Girl Who Falls From Window

Have you seen this video yet? We've got three words for you: What. A. Hero.

Have you seen this video yet? It captures the dramatic moment a seven year old girl was caught in the arms of a neighbour after she slipped and fell from the window of a third floor apartment in Brooklyn, New York.

The Telegraph reports that Keyla McCree, who is autistic, managed to crawl out of her bedroom window and was dancing on top of an air-conditioning unit when she slipped and plunged towards the group – which was solid concrete.

Keyla was saved by Steve St Bernard, a bus driver and one of her neighbours. Mr St Bernard managed to catch the young girl in his arms before she hit the ground.

According to reports, Mr St Bernard had looked up and spotted the child when he heard her singing.

“I just prayed that I’d catch her. I was right underneath her,” Mr St Bernard said, speaking to the New York Daily News.

In the YouTube clip, Mr St Bernard is seen positioning himself directly beneath the window, trying to find the right spot just in case the child fell.

“I went over there to make sure if she fell I could catch her,” he said.

When Keyla did fall, Mr St Bernard caught her in his arms immediately. Hilariously enough, he still doesn’t think of himself as a hero.

“I’m not a hero – anybody would have done it. I did it out of normal instincts,” he said.

While Keyla walked away unharmed (thankfully!) Mr St Bernard had to be treated for a torn tendon in his left bicep.

He may not consider himself a hero, but we definitely think he is. Check out the video below and let us know if you agree.