Thomas Person has been a pizza delivery driver at his local Domino’s for the past five years, but now he’s got a new title to add to his resume: life-saver.
It was a rainy night just before midnight, and most of the streets were empty in Charleston. Thomas was driving along his route to deliver some pizzas when he noticed something in the road—a 69-year-old man lying on the ground.
“I parked my car in a way to block traffic. At that point, I noticed he’d probably fallen over. He had an umbrella that was inverted; I thought the wind may have caught him and pulled him over,” Thomas said.
He went over to the man who wasn’t bleeding and was consciously communicating, covered him to make sure he wouldn’t feel cold, and then called 911. Together they waited for the paramedics who arrived on-scene, checked the man over, then took him home
“I’m just really proud of him. I feel like a proud mom,” said Kerry Saunders, who owns the Domino’s where Person works. “You can’t teach somebody those things, that’s just his nature so we’re very proud of him today,” she said.
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