‘It was close’: Blind grandfather on a mission to find the stranger who saved his life last week

An eternally grateful blind man is desperate to find the stranger that saved his life.

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Mike Wyatt walks with a white cane and relies on it to help lead his way, but on a fateful day last week he also had to rely on the quick action of a complete stranger.

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Astounding surveillance footage shows how close Wyatt came to walking in front of a speeding train in Aurora, Colorado on Thursday.

Video shows Wyatt heading towards the tracks and doesn’t seem to be slow down before a complete stranger dashes into the picture and gently, but firmly grabs Wyatt from behind to keep him from going further.

Seconds after Wyatt is stopped the train comes speeding passed as the Good Samaritan appears to stand guard behind Wyatt.

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As soon as the train passed, the crowd now gathered by the tracks proceeded to move on. The Good Samaritan walks with them, but not without taking a quick look back to make an apparent last moment check on Wyatt.

Needless to say, the close call made a lasting impression on Wyatt, and he’s determined to find the stranger he’ll never forget.

“I am so stoked right now thinking that guy is going to come down that ramp ,” Wyatt told KUSA.

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Wyatt has since gone back to the train crossing with a sign that reads, “Have you seen the young man who saved my life last Thursday?”

“You live and you die,” Wyatt said. “It’s what you do in between, and this young man did a great thing for me and that’s what I want to say to him ‘thank you.’”

Wyatt, 60, credits the mystery stranger for giving him the chance to continue to witness the growth of his grandchildren.

“It really feels like someone is watching over me. That’s good. That’s really good,” an emotional Wyatt told KUSA.

Wyatt, of course, doesn’t know what his hero looks like, let alone his name, and will once again need to rely on strangers to help find him.

“I will be always remembering this man and his kindness,” he said.

Wyatt’s experience is a great reminder that in a country weary from war, rocked by salacious scandals, and ripped in half by deep political division, heroes still walk among us. That is America.

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