Two teenagers saw a house burning down, rushed into the house and saved an entire family of five.
Darius Dillard and Nate Williams, who are cousins, were just walking down the street when they spotted a house on fire.
The house, located on Emerson street, had smoke coming out of its second-floor window. Without thinking twice the teens rushed into the house after hearing screams for help.
After scouring the house, the teenagers managed to get four children out, and an adult.
The teens said while they were trying to rescue the family, the family tried to stop on the way out to “save some stuff.” The teens said their primary goal was to get them out quickly and safely. Williams said:
“They were trying to get stuff out of the house and we were like, ‘No, you don’t have any time to get anything out of the house, you just need to get out of the house and go because I don’t [want none] of you to get burnt or nothing,”
“I didn’t know them from a can of paint. That’s the crazy thing about it. They just thanked me after. Me and my cousin. I’m still processing everything because one person told me: ‘did you wash your cape today?'”
Williams said they were showered with appreciation, and are hailed as heroes in the community:
“Just like my cousin said, ‘oh you’re my hero’. Thank you so much, we need this type of energy in Rochester. I appreciate all the love,”
The Mayor of the City of Rochester, Lovely Ann Warren and the City Council praised the boys and received a joint proclamation:
Two young Samaritan’s are being recognized by the City of Rochester this evening for their heroic and quick action last week. Darius Dillard and Nate Williams helped rescue a woman and four children from a house fire on the city’s West Side. @SPECNewsROC pic.twitter.com/dXUOSTbAEh
— Natasha Acrie (@NatashaAcrieTV) August 21, 2019
They saved the family on August 14th, there has been no media coverage.