Sometimes we are put in the right place at the right time for a miraculous reason. For Bryant Collins, that statement hit him square between the eyes. Collins, a repairman, had been in a lot of bad situations, but this past Friday has probably been the worst.
“I had seen something out of the corner of my eye, and I thought it was a baby,” Collins said. “I just stopped and, when I got out, there was a baby… almost in the highway.” Collin was more than blown away by the sight. You can imagine the millions of thoughts flowing through his brain.
The baby was only 15-months-old when it was seen crawling through the woods approximately 300 yards from its home. The stunned repair man picked up crying child and began to calm her with some gospel music on his phone.
Collin quickly called 911 and an emergency crew arrived. It was later discovered that the baby girl was a miracle survivor. Sheriff Kip Thomas said, “[it is a miracle] that a 15-month-old can go that far from her house, into the woods, fall down an embankment, wind up near a major highway, and really not get hurt that bad.”
For Collins, this was more than just saving a baby. It was also another step to showing the world that he, an ex-convict who served 10 years in prison, that he was a changed man. “When I was in prison, I made a very conscientious effort to change, and I did.”
Bryant Collins’ actions should be on our mind every day as we pass people and places. Who know when we will have the opportunity to do something heroic! SHARE this unbelievable story with your Facebook friends!