A homeless man’s good deed paid off after saving a baby in a stroller from getting hit by a car. He recently landed a job at Applebee’s restaurant in Hesperia, California.
After his job interview at the restaurant, Ron Nessman saw a runaway stroller in the middle of the road.
The baby boy’s great-aunt was unloading her car outside of a car wash when the stroller started to roll away. She tried to run after it but her knees collapsed.
Sitting on a chair in a nearby gas station, Nessman noticed a stroller being blown by the wind on the busy road of Hesperia. His heart dropped when he saw what happened while the baby’s great-aunt screamed for help.
“I’ve seen her and I felt so bad for the lad,” shared Nessman. ‘I got nephews and nieces and I couldn’t imagine something like that.
There were lots of cars passing by so Nessman hurriedly chased the stroller. Before it rolled into traffic, he grabbed the stroller and successfully rescued the baby.
“I knew I could get it and I got it and I’m thankful for that because I really wouldn’t want to see the end result if I wasn’t there,” he said.
Nessman also said he wouldn’t be able to live if he didn’t do anything. He was so sorry for the baby’s great aunt who suffered from knee injuries because of the dreadful event.
“She tried everything she possibly could to get up. Her knees were bleeding when I got up to her. She was still shocked and she was crying,” said Nessman.
Nessman’s sister, Donna Gunderson, also witnessed the terrifying event and had advice for people who use strollers.
According to her, they should not forget to lock the wheels on hills, especially on windy days. They should also know when to the brake.
The homeless man’s good deed didn’t go unnoticed by netizens who praised him for being a hero and rooted for him.
“I hope the guy who saved the day by catching the stroller got some kind of kudos locally,” wrote one netizen. The others hoped he would get the job he applied for.
Nessman is a former truck driver but in 2018, his girlfriend passed away which made him spiral into depression and become homeless for eight years.
He just moved to Hesperia recently to reconnect with his family and he had been living with his sister for three months.
He is so thankful for his sister for helping him out so in return, he decided to get up again and look for a job. Eventually, the homeless man’s good deed seemed to have a good outcome.
Not only was he hailed as a hero but he also passed the job interview and got hired by Applebee’s. Nessman shared that he finally landed a job and he will be washing dishes in the said restaurant.
Applebee’s General Manager Emily Canady clarified that they did not hire Nessman because of his heroic act but because of his qualifications.
“He’s a great guy and he was a great candidate, and he’ll definitely fit with us here in Team Victorville at Applebee’s,” Canady said.
Nessman is thrilled to start working again and he is happy that it will be in a fast-paced environment. “I gotta come to work tomorrow and I can hardly wait to start doing what I do, you know what I mean? It’s going to be a good feeling” Nessman said.
Though there are some people who wanted to set up online fundraisers for him, Nessman refused as he wants to earn his own money. It was enough for him that he found a new job that will help him get back on his feet.
“I decided to get right,” he said. “If you want something different in your life, you do something different and that’s where I am at today. I thank my sister for helping me out. She’s always been there for me.”
Watch the homeless man’s good deed in a heart-stopping video below: