A League City, Texas man is being hailed as a hero for saving a woman’s life after she collapsed while shopping in a grocery store.
Justin Thomas, a CPR-certified electrician, never expected that his trip to Kroger’s would result in a life or death situation, but that’s exactly the situation he found himself in, according to NBC affiliate KPRC.
“I just saw someone in need,” he explained. “I didn’t even think about it, I just jumped in to help.”
“I heard someone scream out, so I moved toward the direction of the scream,” he recalled. “Then I saw a lady splayed out on the floor.”
The woman appeared to be in cardiac arrest, according to Thomas. With a medical background and 10 years of United States Coast Guard service, not to mention all the harrowing situations that come with being the father of four, Thomas knew what to do and he didn’t hesitate to jump into action.
“I came down on both knees,” he told KPRC. “I looked at her and saw that her face was turning blue and I just quickly started administering CPR and started giving her chest compressions.”
Thomas, however, didn’t let being a hero interfere with his fatherly duties. “Afterward was kind of strange, a strange feeling,” he recalled. “Like I have all this adrenaline and I still have to go get the milk.”
Thomas was later contacted by the woman’s family who confirmed that she had survived and thanked him for his life-saving efforts.
“The doctors told her that if it wasn’t for the quick actions, she wouldn’t have made it,” he said.
Another win for the good guys!