What does everybody want?
To live a long healthy life, of course. A child is getting that chance today at least in part because of former WWE wrestler Al Snow, who saved said child from drowning in the ocean in Destin, Florida.
TMZ has the story, with an interview where Snow explains what happened:
“I started hearing some people yelling and I looked over and I saw a little boy. He was trying to swim and trying to reach where his raft, or his float… the water was pretty rough, especially in one particular area. I think the riptide had caught him because every time a wave would come in it would start to pull him further and further out. I could see he was starting to panic. I heard the mom scream ‘somebody help him.’ The lifeguard had gotten up but I knew she wasn’t going to make it in time. I was pretty far away but I started running through the water and trying to get over there. I made it, thank god, and I caught him just by the arm just as a wave started pulling him even further out. If I hadn’t grabbed him I think he probably would have went out to sea. I think that would have been it. I pulled him in and told him to hold on.
“Honestly, for a moment, I thought of Shad Gaspard, for a second, because a wave took us both under right then. I was able to stay up and hand him off to the lifeguard. I made my way back across to my friend and we went up on the beach. I felt like I was about to collapse, I was exhausted.”
Thankfully both the child and Snow are doing just fine today.