Desperate mother throws her 3-year-old child from 2nd floor into neighbor’s arms during fire

Despite not wanting to draw attention to his actions, a Missouri man is being hailed as a life-saving hero in a horrific apartment fire. The young man also helped rescue a toddler, his mother and his grandmother.

Defending your life for the sake of others sounds pretty heroic. While people in uniforms are supposed to be the only ones responsible for protecting people’s lives, it turns out that sometimes civilians can also save lives.

Something similar happened north of St. Louis, Missouri, when a fire broke out inside an apartment building in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood on Monday, November 30

Arnez Merriweather, 30, who helped save people from an apartment fire north of St. Louis. | Photo: youtube.com/FOX 2 St. Louis

Anything can happen in the blink of an eye, and for residents of the Well-Goodfellow neighborhood, Monday morning turned out to be nothing more than a nightmare.

Everything was engulfed in thick smoke after the apartment complex at Hillvale Apartment on Selber catch On fire. Arnez Merriweather, 30, received word of the tragic fire when a loud bang on the door woke him up.

As it turned out, Merriweather’s sister had stopped by to tell him the building next door was on fire. The young Missouri man, who sold mattresses for a living, stepped out of his building and decided to help his fellow apartment dwellers.

Apartments at the Hillvale Apartment complex on Selber Court north of St. Louis was on fire. | Photo: youtube.com/FOX 2 St. Louis

The fire was so thick that Merriweather couldn’t get inside the building. Then he saw a mother hanging her 3-year-old daughter from a second-story window. Young men safely capture the toddler and its mother as they climbed out of the burning building.

The American Red Cross is assisting families affected by the fires.

3-year-old Merriweather has been rescued identify as Taylor Williams. She and her mother, Latisha Williams, were immediately put in an ambulance and transported to a nearby hospital. They were out of danger and doing well.

Captain Garon Mosby of the St. Louis appreciates Merriweather’s heroic actions. | Photo: youtube.com/FOX 2 St. Louis

What’s more, the brave Missouri man helps save the toddler’s grandmother, who was taken to the same hospital as her daughter and granddaughter. Captain Garon Mosby of the St. Louis appreciate Merriweather in these words:

“It’s really nice to see that in a time when people really care about clicks, likes and follows, instead of recording footage, this young man actually took action to help. his neighbors (sic).”

After saving the toddler and her family, Merriweather took the ladder from a nearby maintenance truck and helped is different residents escaped the horrifying fire safely.

Missouri’s heroic rescuer said he helped his apartment dwellers because he felt it was the right thing to do. He further explained that he is not looking for attention or praise from anyone. Farther away, brother to add:

“I am very happy that everyone is fine. Clothing and materials you can substitute. “

The American Red Cross is assisting families affected by the fires. Cause of On fire is currently being investigated. We are delighted that Merriweather acted at the right time and helped save so many precious lives. Add strength to him.

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