About three years ago in New York my then boyfriend and I were waiting for the #1 train on 191 st. It was the day before we celebrated Thanksgiving Day with family and friends. We were talking about our future and Thanksgiving dinner plans. All of a sudden we heard a woman scream "Oh my god"!! As I looked in the tracks, I could see what appeared to be a black bulky bag. Before I had a chance to look at my boyfriend, the next thing I saw was he was on the train tracks running toward that black bulk. I briefly noticed he had dropped his bag, which I quickly picked up. As I ran toward where the black bulk was, another lady said, "It's a woman that’s down there"! I looked to see that in fact there was a woman faced down but too my horror, I also saw the train approaching the station. I didn't have the time to think and all I could manage to say was "no not you! I saw two other people jump in to try to help my boyfriend who at this point was trying to lift up the woman who was unconscious. As my boyfriend lifted the unconscious woman and placed her on the plat form, I noticed the other two people (a man and a woman) could not get out of the tracks and that the train was at least 20 seconds away from the station at this point. It was then that I saw my boyfriend grab the two people one by one and throw them on the plant form with just enough time to pull himself out of the tracks. Seconds later the train pulled into the station. I was so nervous and crying that I felt sick to my stomach. We continued with our day after the incident but were not told what happened to this young lady. We learned later that the young lady had broken all her bottom teeth and that the cause of her fall into the train tracks was that she fainted after donating blood that morning. A few months after this incident, my boyfriend reunited with this young lady who upon knowing that he was her saver wanted to personally thank him. She stated she had gone through various reconstructive surgeries to repair a broken jaw and replace all her bottom teeth that were lost. Today, I’m happy to say that my boyfriend is now my husband. He defines the meaning of what a true hero is, someone who is giving to the extreme and who expects nothing in return. He is the most honorable and honest person I have ever met and it gives me great honor to say he is my hero. I love you Ismael!!
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