A very humble Jamie Foxx shared an image today on Instagram of himself in an emotional embrace with the father of the man he heroically saved.
Foxx, star of Django Unchained, Ray (Oscar-winning role), the latest reboot of Annie and other big blockbuster films, found a truck overturned and in flames outside his home in Los Angeles on Monday night.
Foxx immediately sprung into action on Monday night, going through a careful process of removing the driver before the truck burst further into flames. He told CBS News: “Luckily, a guy pulls up. He has EMT scissors, hits the window, and clears the glass. I climb in and I grab the scissors from him, cut the seat belt, and as we pull him out, within five seconds later, the truck goes up (in flames).”
The driver of the truck, a young man, was under the influence of alcohol at the time he sped into a ditch and lost control, flipping his truck several times. He is in a hospital recovering from injuries sustained in the crash.
The emotional father of the man has said that regardless of Foxx’s profession and profile he is immensely grateful. “The idea that someone would do that, is so much more than I can fathom” the father said before breaking down.
The gratitude was especially powerful when teh father watched surveillance footage outside Foxx’s home that showed several cars passing by without stopping to check on the driver or help.