Ariana Thomas was driving home on December 22, with her 7-month-old son in tow, when the worst thing happened. Her car was in a three-vehicle collision—and her car flipped over.
The car rolled once, twice, and then a third time. Thomas couldn’t remember if there was a fourth. The car ended up on its side, and her baby was in the back passenger side, close to the ground.
“Today, I can officially say has been the worst day of my life so far,” she said.
But Thomas took to Facebook to share her story later that night, because a Christmas miracle had happened.
Thank you God for watching over my son and I. Thank you God for the lady who pulled my 7 month old son out. (He was in…
As you can see from the images, Thomas pointed out, she and her son were very lucky to be alive, and didn’t even have to stay in the hospital overnight. And there were some specific people to thank.
“Thank you to the man in the ambulance. Thank you for the police officer escorting my mom up to the hospital to be with us, thank you to my mom for staying by my side and comforting grayson and I. Thank you to my dad for rushing up here when he lives almost 2 hours away. Thank you to Andrea&Robert Pendley for bringing us everything we needed to the hospital and thank you Whitney for bringing things to the hospital to make sure my baby could ride home safely.”
“Thank you Lord for watching us,” she wrote. “Thank you God for the lady who pulled my 7-month-old son out.”
The last one was a stranger—Thomas remembered seeing a woman help rescue her son, but she had no idea who she was and she was gone before Thomas was in a state to thank her.
Thomas was in a state of panic when the car stopped moving, and when strangers approached, she just remembered yelling at them to help her baby, to make sure her baby was okay.
Now, Thomas is hoping to find the stranger who pulled her baby out of a car wreck and hopes that social media can help. All she remembers is that the woman was driving a black car. Afterward, she remembered a man had helped her get out of the car as well.
“They had to go through the glass, they risked themselves as well,” Thomas said. “I mean there was oncoming traffic and everything. It was a big risk for them to take on.”
She says the best way to contact her is through Facebook.
Local news outlets picked up on the story as well, spreading the word even further.
“I just didn’t think we would be okay,” Thomas said. “I just remember my car rolling. We’re very blessed and very lucky that we made it out safe.”