[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We often hear complaints and concerns about the self-centered nature of this generation of youth. In a society filled with instant gratification and focused on a me-ism attitude, too often our young don’t think beyond themselves. The question frequently asked centers around what an individual wants, needs desires, or feels, not what one can do for others without getting something in return. Such was not the case for two pre-teen boys in Orlando who made the ultimate risk, that of their lives, to save an infant and a baby who were trapped in a fire.
[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Isaiah Francis, 10, and Jeremiah Grimes, 11, were doing what most young boys there age do, they were playing video games when they smelled something which caused them to look out the window. Much to their shock and surprise, the house next door to them was on fire. The quick thinking boys immediately jumped into action.
Isaiah spoke with WOFL Fox 35 in Orlando and recounted their experience. He said, “So we ran over there as fast as we could, and the dad was outside trying to find water. We asked them if there were any kids in there, and he said, ‘Yes!’ We said, ‘Where?’ He said, ‘In the kitchen!'”
Despite the threat of danger, the boys raced into the house. Once inside, they saw flames, but found the young children anyway. Jeremiah said, “I grabbed the infant, and Isaiah grabbed the one-and-a-half year old.”
After getting the children out of the house, Jeremiah called 911. The boys also carried the kids down the street five houses down to Isaiah’s house to get them away from the danger and make sure they are okay.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]The boys are being hailed as heroes and, to listen to their experience, it is not surprising. Jeremiah said, “Mostly, it was just dark. You could see black and orange flames everywhere, and I was kind of scared of doing that.” In speaking about the experience, Isaiah added, “I was scared, but got through my fear and went into the fire.”
In a society where so many of our young are self-absorbed, selfie takers, accused of bullying, and obsessed with reality television, it is beyond refreshing to witness two pre-teen boys risk their lives to save that of young children who could not fend for themselves.
There is hope yet for this generation.
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