They walk among us. They mostly don't even know who they are.
CBS 2 has learned a man who fell onto subway tracks early this afternoon and another man who then jumped on the tracks to save him miraculously suffered only minor injuries after an oncoming subway train actually ran over them...
...50-year-old Wesley Autrey, was standing on the platform with his two daughters whom he was taking home so he could go to his construction job. When Autrey saw the man fall, he quickly took action and left his daughters to jump on the tracks and bring the man to safety as an oncoming train approached.
Wesley Autrey left his two daughters on the platform to jump down onto the subway tracks in front of a speeding train, and pin down a man having an epileptic seizure. He held the convulsing man down flat while the speeding train passed over them. He didn't ask the man's religion, race, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or country of origin before he jumped. He just jumped in and took action to save the life of a complete stranger, at horrendous risk to himself.
"I just tried to do the right thing," said the 50-year-old Harlem construction worker. "It ain't about being a hero, it was just being there and helping the next person. That's all I did."
That's plenty, Mr. Autrey. Plenty indeed.