“06880” and WestportNow readers have responded strongly — and generously — to the story of Aaron Tucker.
The 32-year-old halfway house resident sacrificed his dress shirt — and a chance at a job interview — to help save the victim of Wednesday’s horrific Post Road automobile accident.
Now, millions more people will know about Tucker. The New York Daily News just published a big story about his heroics.
It includes this great quotes from Tucker:
“It didn’t go through my head, because a job can come and go, but a life is only one time. The only thing running through my head is that person in the car could pass away and I could help him.”
And this, about the outpouring of support from Westporters: “I just want everybody to know it’s not about what people could do for me. It’s just about me saving his life,” he said.
His story — including his desire to move on from a weapons conviction, and to support his 21-month-old son — clearly resonates.
The Daily News reports that a GoFundMe “thank you” page has set up to help Tucker.
In just 13 hours — as of 7 a.m. today — it already raised over $5,000.
(Click here for the GoFundMe page. Hat tip: Adam Goldberg)