A group of Jewish students has helped save the life of a man who was spotted submerged in the water of a Boston lake. The crazy part? The man had a Swastika tattoo emblazoned across his hand. Still, that didn’t deter the boys from doing the right thing and sparing his life.
The group, who were from a Yeshiva High School in Brighton, Mass., spotted the man getting into difficulty in Chestnut Hill Reservoir. They immediately alerted a local police officer and gave the location of the stricken man.
As the officer, Carl Mascioli, hauled the man out of the water, he “observed that he had a swastika on his hand,” according to NBC Boston.
The officer informed the boys of the man’s disturbing emblem. Incredibly, when the teenagers heard news of his anti-semitic associations, they were not angry — instead choosing to convey a powerful message to him through the police officer:
“They wanted just to let him know that it was four young Jewish boys that helped save his life,” recalled Mascioli, adding that they wished to express that “a good deed is a good deed and that’s part of life.”
“We should be helping everybody out,” the boys concluded.
When asked if the officer himself had a message for the racist man, he said: “I kind of let the gentleman know sometimes some deeds have a funny way of turning around.”
“Their good deed had a little bit of a twist to it,” he added.
Officials noted that it was unlikely the man would have survived had he not been spotted by the group of kids. They added that he was expected to make a full recovery.
Wow, what an act of grace from these young men!