“He was like an angel.” That’s how Pennsylvania resident Angela Spynda described Ken Andreen, the hero who burst into a burning home last week to rescue a resident who was asleep inside.
Andreen was delivering meals in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania when he stumbled upon a home that had gone up in flames. Spynda, who lives across the street from the house, called 911 while Andreen jumped into action.
Firefighters working to put out house fire on Old Barn Dr in Penn Hills. One man taken to the hospital. @WPXI pic.twitter.com/DYvMnHU4ev— Alyssa Raymond (@AlyssaRaymond) February 24, 2022
Not only did Andreen enter the home on Thursday in search of the resident, but he then hoisted the 45-year-old victim on his shoulders and carried him outside to safety. The entire ordeal is captured on video.
As for whether Andreen is truly an angel, he rebuffed the descriptor and said he was just doing “the right thing.”
“I’m not an angel. I was just in the right place at the right time,” he told WPXI-TV. “Found him sleeping on the sofa and picked him up. Threw him on my shoulder, and out the door we went.”
Andreen continued, “God put me in the right place at the right time.”
Spynda called the hero a “good Samaritan” and continues to praise him for his efforts.
“Good Samaritan,” she told WTAE-TV. “I didn’t think we had too many of them out there anymore, but we do.”
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The victim, Carsten Molt, who recovered after the incident, also believes Andreen is a hero and hopes to thank him sometime soon.
“He’s really a hero,” Molt told WPXI-TV. “Probably would have perished otherwise.”
This is an example of selflessness in the face of a pretty scary situation. Andreen put himself at risk for the life of another, and he deserves all the accolades coming his way.
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