Social Media Users React To The Story Of A 5-Year-Old-Girl Who Was Saved From A Fire Outbreak

December 21, 2017

Graduating magna cum laude – with great honors – 23-year-old Josibel Aponte had in attendance to celebrate her milestone graduation, not only her family but also, her own personal superhero, an ex-cop.

How a fire outbreak forged an enduring friendship.

Josibel’s life was saved at age 5, when she was trapped in a domestic fire in her family home all thanks to Peter Getz, then a police patrol officer. As it was recounted to her, the unconscious body of Josibel was shoved to him by a firefighter who had to get back into the building to control the inferno.

Then, bringing to bear his training during emergencies, Peter employed CPR while his partner sped to the hospital in the squad car. Thankfully, she survived that ordeal and has Getz amongst others to be appreciative of as she said:

I almost died, but I was given a second chance at life. And it was because of Peter and all the authorities, everyone who came to help that day.

Reddit reaction to the super inspirational story.

The life-saving event that occurred in 1998 was posted on Reddit recently and the comment section was awash with adulation for the bravery and continued friendship of Peter Getz.

At the same time, it was also ablaze with comments that tasked the police force with better standards of service to just random absurdities posted on there.

In 1998, this officer saved her life in a devastating fire. In 2016, he watched her graduate from college. from pics

Comment threads that followed seemed endless, stretching from the conventional applause to calls for social reforms and reports of medical statistics revolving around professional service people.

A singular example

One typical Reddit user’s post, which started on a laudatory note stating:

Man must take his job with a lot of pride. Really have to admire those in public service who understands how important their jobs are.

It soon began taking the form of a formal demonstration for the rights of the police as another user replied, “Also, pay 'em more”, which got about 798 points (almost similar to Facebook reactions).

Scrolling down this particular comment thread, one can only be entertained and even educated by the potpourri of ideas, opinions, suggestions and outright silliness of some Reddit users.

Nevertheless, hope, praise, and encouraging remarks stood tall amidst the broad comments in response to this remarkable story of bravery and friendship.

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