- Anton Perry was on his way to work when he saw a fellow commuter fall off a platform onto the transit train tracks.
- Anton saved the stranger’s life by performing CPR promptly before emergency services arrived.
- A local businessman who saw the viral video of the rescue decided to surprise Anton with a brand new car.
Anton Perry, 20, commutes from his home to his place of work for more than an hour every day. He saved up to purchase a car but it was defective so he ended up relying on public transportation again.
One day, while on his daily commute, he saw a man fall unconscious from a platform onto the electrified train tracks.
As Perry told USA Today, “The guy didn’t have control of his body so I really felt like if I don’t help him, who will help? Everybody was just standing around recording.”
So, he jumped down and immediately performed CPR on the man while waiting for the paramedics to arrive. A fellow commuter also tried to help. The man was brought to a hospital and his chances of survival were good.
After the initial excitement and the video of saving a life went viral, the Good Samaritan’s life went back to normal.
But his act of heroism did not go unnoticed by Chicago native and founder of ‘I’m Telling Don’t Shoot,’ an anti-violence group, Early Walker who has been looking for him.
Walker said, to make Perry’s life “way easier”, he’s blessing Perry with a car. Perry no longer has to travel more than an hour to work every day!
Perry may not have asked for anything in return, but life has a way of rewarding good deeds.
Source: Sunny Skyz