'Hero' Amazon delivery man rushes into burning home in Long Island, saves lives of seven, including infant
'You don't know how happy I am. It brings a lot of joy,' Kevin Rivera says
LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK: A delivery driver working for Amazon has been praised after he saved the lives of seven members of a family, including an infant, who were stuck inside a house on fire. The incident reportedly happened on Saturday, September 10, when Kevin Rivera was passing through the house while delivering his orders. He saw that the house on Bluebird Drive had caught fire.
Without wasting any moment, the 22-year-old rushed to the front door and tried to alert the people inside it. A man came out of the house to see what happened but he was so shocked that he could not do anything to help other family members, The Daily Mail reported. However, Rivera did not stop as he ran inside to save the lives of a woman, an infant, three other children and the grandmother of those children.
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The young man said, “They tried to go out the front door. I told them to follow me out the back door. I tried to grab the two dogs,” before adding, “You don't know how happy I am. It brings a lot of joy,” as his bravery will soon reportedly be honored by his boss.
Amanda Johnson, a neighbor, who shared posts about the fire on her Facebook post, hailed Rivera. She said, "A lot of people are stepping away from doing things today, and he stepped toward this. It's pretty amazing that Kevin did this.” On Facebook, she wrote: “Wow- this really got going! An Amazon driver saved the family seeing the fire and getting them out safely. SHARE THE HECK OUT OF THIS! Kevin needs to be celebrated!!”
The woman shared a video of the “hero” as well while writing, “OMG. This guy saved a family in a house fire!!” Johnson’s posts have attracted a lot of positive comments for Rivera. A user commented, “Bless this man.” The second user said, “That is an amazing man.” The third one wrote, “Wow! There are very brave good people in this world.” “That is amazing!” a fourth added. A person even expressed their concern for the affected family as they stated, “Were you there? Glad they are ok! Now I can tell my husband all my Amazon orders are a safety measure.”
CBS New York also covered the news with a number of people blessing the new father. A person said, “This young man is a hero. God bless you. It’s good to know we have good people especially young people.” Another one noted, “This man was raised right he put others safety before his own. Most men are cowards these days. But not this young man.” “Not all heros wear capes! Thank you amazon delivery guy! 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏,” the third one commented.
Taking a dig at Amazon, a commenter said, “I bet Amazon will reprimand him for doing something other than what they pay him to do and for being late with the subsequent packages.” Another comment was “Yeah, when I was working at amazon, I was lauded as a hero too for going to work during covid. It only lasted two weeks and then no one gave a sh*t.”