A five-year-old girl was saved by good samaritans after her father jumped with her off a subway track in New York City.
According to CBS News, the incident happened Monday on the 4 line in the Bronx around 8 am. Bystanders claimed to see the man on the phone as he was holding his daughter’s hand. A few moments later, he was seen jumping onto the tracks as the train arrived at the Kingsbridge stop.
Commuters like Jairo Torres made a move to save the little girl, who landed between the tracks. As many recorded the moment, Torres and another man are seen saving the child from under the train. Her father was killed instantly.
“She says ‘What happened to my daddy?'” he said. “I said ‘Don’t look at your daddy. Come to me. Crawl like a puppy.’ I never think about anything, I just cared about saving the life of the baby.”
Niurka Caraballo can be heard in several bystander videos screaming for her child. She told reporters her daughter miraculously only suffered scrapes and bruises. She was taken to a local hospital and brought home in her godfather’s arms. Caraballo thanked Torres and the heavens above what she called a miracle.
“My little girl is in perfect condition thanks to God and the angels that protected her,” Caraballo said. “Those living angels with my little girl. Thank you, thank you.”