Homeless man who saved baby rolling into traffic in pushchair lands job straight after
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A man who has experienced homelessness became a hero after rushing to save a baby in a pushchair that was rolling towards a busy road, and now he's just got himself a job too.
Ron Nessman had just left a job interview for a dishwasher position with an Applebee's in California on 1 May and was sitting on a bench when he became a hero.
As he was sat down, a nearby woman fell over due to high winds and a pushchair with her grand-nephew in it started to roll towards fast moving traffic.
The baby's great aunt struggled to recover from her fall and couldn't get up in time to stop the baby from rolling into traffic, but luckily Ron was able to run over and grab the pushchair before tragedy struck.
He sprinted into the street to rescue the baby and after his heroic intervention he ended up getting the job he'd interviewed for, as well as receiving several other offers of work.
Ron, a former big rig truck driver, had spent several years homeless after being struck with grief over the death of his girlfriend and in recent months had been living with his sister as he attempted to reconnect with his family.
Speaking to local news outlet KOVR he said he had no time to think and just rushed over to save the baby.
He said: "I didn’t even have time to think about it. You just react.
"I said, you know, ‘I got it!' Because I felt so bad for the lady. I got nephews and nieces. I can imagine something like that."
"I wouldn’t have been able to live with myself if I did nothing, of course. I’m just glad I realized it and was on it."
By now he's already had his employee orientation and said he would really 'appreciate the opportunity' now that he's got a new job.
As well as making the news footage of Ron rushing over to save the baby also went viral online and he revealed that relatives across the US had seen it.
People who've seen the footage were really rooting for Ron to get the job and hailing him as a 'hero' who proved that people could still count on the help of a 'good Samaritan'.
The internet was also pretty pleased to hear that Ron had got the job he interviewed for right before his heroic moment.