A homeless man hailed hero was brought to tears for not being able to save everyone during a car accident. But a major plot twist unfolded after his emotional interview that would change the trajectory of his life.
On Wednesday night, Johnny Walker was doing some work for someone when he heard a loud crash.
“I’m homeless, I was doing some work for someone. I was taking some tools back when I heard ‘boom, boom, boom, boom, boom,'” Johnny told KTRK-TV. “Ran out here to see what it is and I saw a lot of cars. But I paid attention to the fire. My instincts were to go to that car and help him out because he was crushed in on both sides.”
And while speaking with the reporter, the kind-hearted homeless guy began to tear up. He believed he was “at the right place at the right time.” However, he remorseful over not being able to save the woman who died in the accident. He said he tried to help her but to no avail. Hence, when he saw the officer’s burning car, fearing it would explode, he immediately took action.
“Sometimes, you have to make a choice,” he said in tears. “That car was on fire. I could lose my life.”
So, Johnny jumped over the car and worked with others to pull out the officer from the burning vehicle and get him to safety. But even after his heroic act, he still thought about the other victims.
“I’m just disappointed we couldn’t help someone else,” he said. “I’m just thinking about them little kids.”
Aftermath The Car Accident
One woman apparently died. And two children, ages five and two, and the Harris County Sheriff’s deputy are hospitalized. According to KTRK-TV, three other adults also sought medical care.
“On behalf of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, I want to extend our condolences to the family of the deceased female,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. “And we’re also praying for the full recovery of the two children that have been injured in this crash. Our deputy is said to be in stable condition and we’re also praying that he makes a full recovery.”
But Johnny’s heroic story hasn’t ended there as his family, who had been searching for him for a long time, saw him on the news. For years, the family searched for him in morgues and hospitals because they believed he could have potentially been stabbed to death. Now, the family is overjoyed to have found Johnny.
An incredible silver lining to an awful story. Johnny Walker has been homeless for years. His family was told he may have been killed in a stabbing. They’ve been searching daily.. but then saw him on the news this morning! He helped rescue the deputy from the burning car. @KHOU pic.twitter.com/S4urXG9Cwa
— Janelle Bludau (@JanelleKHOU) January 13, 2022
Johnny’s sister launched a GoFundMe page for his brother to help him get back on his feet. The initiative has now raised over $6,000. Now it could “help him find resources for counseling and a home.”
Thank God for working all things out for good!