Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently met with the father of a man who he saved from a burning vehicle.
Foxx also shared a photo of Brad Kyle, the father of the man whose life Foxx saved on Monday.
Foxx pulled Brett Kyle, 32, out of a white 2007 Toyota Tacoma that went off the road and flipped over. The accident took place in front of Foxx’s Hidden Valley home, and Foxx managed to save Kyle from the burning vehicle just moments before it was engulfed in fire.
Foxx wrote on Facebook: “Met the father of the young man from last night today. This is all that matters. That a man, a son, a brother’s life was spared last night. God had his arms wrapped around all of us…No heroes…Just happy fathers.”
The 48-year-old actor and singer described what happened.
“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,’ ” Foxx told CNN. “I said, ‘You’ve angels around you.'”
Foxx and an off-duty EMT cut Kyle out of his seat belt and dragged him from his truck.
“I don’t look at it as heroic. I just look at it as … you just had to do something,” Foxx told local station KCAL. “It all worked out.”
Ventura County Fire Department spokesman Capt. Mike Lindbery said that the vehicle was totally engulfed in flames when crews arrived on the scene.
“It was a pretty courageous thing to do,” said Lindbery, referring to the rescue. “It’s rare these days that you find someone willing to jump in to help like that.”