This young man from Syria is being regarded as a hero after he dashed headlong into a hail of sniper fire to rescue a young girl pinned behind a car.
He managed to dodge a swarm of bullets and get the girl out of there before either of them fell to the numerous shots from a sniper.
Harrowing video footage posted to YouTube on Monday by the activist Shaam News Network channel shows the boy, no older than 10, making a mad dash for the girl, who is cowering behind an old, burned-out truck in the middle of a street.
The rescue appears to take a turn for the worse as the youngster drops to the ground when it looks like he’s been blasted by incoming bullets. But apparently the boy was just playing possum and waiting for the perfect opportunity to make a run for it.
He rushes to the girl, grabs her by the hand and takes off back the way he came — ducking and dodging another shower of bullets. Amazingly, the two manage to make it out of the danger zone safely.
There’s no sense in calling him a boy at this point, he’s a man. You don’t go through an experience such as that and come out the other end as a boy.