Jamie Foxx: A Tragic Hero

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Jamie Foxx acted bravely and heroically as he saved a man from a burning vehicle. No, this was not some television movie, film, or show he was doing, but a real life situation, according to Time, Jan. 20, 2016. In an interview with CBS News, Jamie said, “I’m not a hero but had to do something. “ The person who Mr. Foxx saved is Brett Kyle, 32 of Newbury Park. According to Officer Marco Marin of the California Highway Patrol Mr. Kyle was speeding along the Potrero Road east of Hidden Valley Road west of Thousand Oakes in his white 2007 Toyota Tacoma. His car left the road, struck a drainage ditch, which caused it to flip multiple times. Jamie Foxx was relaxing at home when he heard the crash outside his home. He rushed outside to find the vehicle…show more content…
Five seconds after Jamie pulled him out of the Toyota Tameri, the vehicle exploded and became a fiery inferno. Jamie said, "As I 'm getting him out, I said, 'You 've got to help me get you out because I don 't want to have to leave you. ' I said, 'You 've angels around you. '" How true his words were as the angels kept the vehicle from exploding until they were safely away. Brett Kyle’s father Brad Kyle met with Jaime Foxx the next day to thank him personally for saving the life of his son. Tears rolled down his face as he talked with Jamie and thanked him for saving a man he did not know. He said to CBS News, “It’s all tears of joys. It does not matter to me who it was or what they do for a living. Just the idea that someone would do that is so much more than I could fathom.” Brad Kyle viewed the security tape so he could see Jamie and Christian saving his son and pulling him to safety. Mr. Kyle went on to say, “I think we all hope that we can do something when the time is there. But the question is do we act or do we fear our own lives, and he did not. [Foxx] was here when he needed to be here. He was here for my son. And as far as I am concerned, he saved

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