Oh my. This is kinda like that amazing play by two members of the Big Red Machine (can't remember who, alas) that used to be featured during the opening of This Week in Baseball. Only, you know, this catch actually mattered.
Passers-by catch tumbling toddler
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two passers-by rescued a toddler who fell four stories, scrambling to catch him as he tumbled from a fire escape, police said.
Julio Gonzalez, 43, and Pedro Nevarez, 40, saw 3-year-old Timothy Addo dangling from a Bronx building on Thursday, police said. The boy had crawled out of a window when his baby sitter briefly took her eyes off of him, police said.
"He was hanging on for dear life," Gonzalez said.
Hearing people in the building scream for help as the boy's grip weakened, the men rushed over to position themselves under the fire escape to catch him.
"No one came," Nevarez said. "We knew it was up to us."
The boy tumbled and hit Nevarez in the chest so hard he knocked him off balance, but he bounced into Gonzalez' arms.
Timothy was treated at the hospital for a cut on his forehead.
"He's fine. He's happy. He's smiling," said his mother, 26-year-old Katrina Cosme, who was working at the time of the accident.
Julio? Pedro? If you gentlemen are ever in the La Jolla section of San Diego, let me know—there are several good breweries around here, and I’d be delighted to buy you each the beer of your choice.