After protecting a baby in a stroller from being hit by a car, a homeless man’s good deed paid off. He recently started working at Applebee’s in Hesperia, California.
Ron Nessman noticed a runaway stroller in the middle of the road during his job interview at the restaurant.
When the stroller began to drift away, the newborn boy’s great-aunt was unloading her car outside of a car wash. She attempted to sprint after it, but her knees buckled.
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 stated that if he did nothing, he would die. He felt terrible for the baby’s great aunt, who had knee damage as a result of the terrible tragedy.
«She did everything she could to get up.» When I approached her, her knees were bleeding. «She was still shocked and crying,» Nessman added.
Donna Gunderson, Nessman’s sister, watched the terrible episode and offered advise to individuals who use strollers.
She advises them to remember to lock the wheels on hills, especially on windy days. They should also be aware of when to apply the brakes.
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 grateful to his sister for assisting him, so he decided to get back up and look for work. Eventually, the homeless man’s nice deed appeared to bear fruit.
He was not only lauded as a hero, but he also passed the job interview and was employed by Applebee’s. Nessman revealed that he has finally found work, and that he will be cleaning dishes in the aforementioned restaurant.
Applebee’s General Manager Emily Canady confirmed that they hired Nessman due of his qualifications, not his heroic behavior.
«He’s a great guy, he was a great candidate, and he’ll definitely fit in with us here at Team Victorville at Applebee’s,» Canady said.
Nessman is excited to get back to work, especially since it will be in a fast-paced atmosphere. «I have to go to work tomorrow, and I can’t wait to get started doing what I do, you know what I mean?» «It’ll be a good feeling,» Nessman predicted.
Though several individuals offered to set up online fundraisers for him, Nessman declined since he prefers to make his own money. It was enough for him to get a new job that would allow him to 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: