When the city of Las Vegas was recently rocked to its very core by a deadly shooting that led to the death of 59 people, a number of local residents were forced into action and this is the story of one special cab driver who came to the rescue. John is a cab driver who decided to drive directly into the danger on this fateful night and his decision saved the life of one innocent young woman.
Her name is Ashley and her father jumped into John’s cab on the night of the shooting not knowing if he would receive the assistance he needed. Thanks to dash cam footage, we are now able to see this amazing interaction for ourselves. While the father is understandably upset by the situation, John remains cool, calm and collected. The father offered money for his services, but John refused.
As a father himself, he understood the dad’s urgency and thanks to his skilled driving, they arrived at the hotel where Ashley was stranded just 11 minutes later. Ashley and a host of other terrified people piled into the back of the cab, grateful to have been rescued from the horrifying scene that had unfolded in front of them.
One of the passengers is so grateful for John’s help that they are quick to tell him that they love him….even though they have just me one another. Can you believe that John was not content to merely save this group of people from harm? Once he had taken care of the first carload of scared concertgoers and brought them to safety, he went back to the same location and picked up another five people!
This man deserves all of the praise that he is currently receiving for his bravery and his selflessness. It takes a special person to place yourself in harm’s way like John did and while some might want to give him recognition for what he accomplished on this night, John is a father to his own children and in his mind? He only did what any other dad would have done in the same situation.
If you would like to see more of the events that took place during this amazing rescue, we urge you to take a closer look at the video below. John’s skilled driving and selfless nature saved several lives during this tragedy. We would also like to take this time to offer our deepest condolences to the friends and family members of those affected by this unspeakable tragedy.