When this 10-year-old boy got a job on the school’s safety patrol, he knew it was an important role. But he never could have imagined that one day soon, he’d become a first responder to a very dangerous situation.
It all started when a bus carrying 27 students from the Mary E. Bryant Elementary School in Tampa, FL veered off the road, crashed, and overturned into a 4-foot deep pond. Fifth-grader Nicholas Sierra didn’t think twice: He sprung into action, first grabbing a kindergarten girl and carrying her to safety.
Then, he did something even more amazing: He went back into the water, swam to the submerged bus, and helped save two more young kids. In the end, all 27 kids made it out safely.
Think he’s a pretty heroic kid? You’re not the only one. The next day, Sierra was given a hero’s welcome at a Tampa Bay Rays game.
How’s that for a happy ending? No word yet on why the bus crashed, but when you hear this boy’s reasons for doing what he did to keep all his fellow students safe in the clip below, you’ll love this story even more.