In 2014, an auto repairman from Georgia was driving down Highway 72 when he noticed something out of the corner of his eye. He saw it crawling along the roadside and dangerously close to the edge of the highway.
Bryant Collins stopped his vehicle, got out and realized it was a baby girl who was just a few seconds away from coming onto the busy highway all alone. Bryant was shocked.
The repairman quickly grabbed the 15-month-old infant and called 911. Hen stayed with her for two hours.
When the baby started crying, he calmed her down by playing gospel music on his phone.
When Sheriff Kip Thomas came on the scene, he couldn’t believe it. As it turned out, the infant crawled through the woods and ended up 300 yards from her home. The baby’s father was arrested.
Thomas called it a miracle “that a 15-month-old can go that far from her house, into the woods, fall down an embankment, wind up near a major highway, and really not get hurt that bad.”
Because of heroism, Bryant had a chance to prove to the world that he is a changed man. Bryant is an ex-convict who served 10 years in prison and spent his time reforming himself and getting clean. “When I was in prison, I made a very conscientious effort to change, and I did.” he told WXIA.
Bryant had been clean and sober for over five years and works as an auto repairman. Now, he’s also a hero.