A New York City bus driver is being called a hero for saving a 7-year-old girl who fell three stories from an air conditioning unit, outside a Brooklyn building.
Stephen St. Bernard recalled after rescuing the child:
"I just prayed that I'd catch her. Please let me catch her, please let me catch her.' That's all I could say."
St. Bernard said he was walking home from work when he saw the incident outside the Coney Island housing complex. He saw the girl standing on the air conditioning unit, dancing around and not appearing to be afraid of her situation.
An amateur video shows St. Bernard yelling up to the girl, telling her to go back inside when she suddenly falls and he catches her in his arms.
St. Bernard adds:
"I picked her up and carried her. ... She kept looking around. She never closed her eyes. She never lost consciousness."
The girl was taken to a Coney Island hospital with minor injuries. St. Bernard, a father of four, suffered a torn tendon in his shoulder.
Neighbors said the girl was a special needs child. Police said no charges were filed against the parents.
Furthermore, St. Bernard says that he is no hero, adding that he has young children of his own and he'd hope and expect that a stranger on the street would do the same for them.