A driver who took a wrong turn was able to save the lives of four people after miraculously driving down their street and seeing their house on fire.
A doorbell camera video captures the moment the young man from Omaha, Nebraska, ran around the house to start banging on windows, and calling 911.
Brendan Birt told KETV News 7 that the fire was getting worse every second, but he wasn’t giving up.
“I just felt like somebody was in there because it was so late at night, you know? I just knew that I had to act quick.”
On the video, three kids are eventually seen running out through the door in the Red Oak, Iowa neighborhood—and finally their 22-year-old brother, who was looking after his younger siblings, emerged.
When he saw the kids come out the door, Birt said, “I just felt like I wanted to break down and cry (and) I don’t even know these people.”
The boy’s mother, Tender Lehman, was in Montana at the time dealing with a family emergency.
Mrs. Lehman described Birt, who is a singer/musician, as “family”, now, and called it a miracle.
“They’re safe—and they’re safe because of him,” she told KETV.
Because the family’s home was not insured, a Gofundme campaign was set up to collect donations—which has raised $21,000 of its $30,000 goal—or you can Venmo @Tender-Lehman