Man Who Saved Baby In Subway Offered A Job
"I'm Just A Normal Person"
Delroy Simmonds was on his way to a job interview when something much more important came along -- He saved a baby from an oncoming train. And now the New York man is finally getting a decent job out of it.
Simmonds, 30, was waiting for a train at the Van Siclen Ave. station in Brooklyn when he saw a stroller with 9-month-old David Zamara roll off the platform and onto the tracks.
Simmonds immediately leapt to the bleeding boy's rescue, grabbing the stroller and pulling it to safety before an oncoming train arrived.
Lauded as a hero, Simmonds, who has been unemployed for over a year now, unfortunately missed his job interview.
Now, just two days after saving Zamora, Simmonds has landed a job as a maintenance man at Kennedy International Airport. He'll earn $9.50 an hour, and credits the little boy whose life he saved for saving his own.
"Thank you, Lord. Thank you, thank you, thank you," he told the Daily News. "I'm just excited to start working."
Guy Rodriguez, project manager for the janitorial company, said his company is proud to offer Simmonds a position.
"It says a lot about his character that he would jump on the tracks to save a little boy," Rodriguez said. "We are happy to hire Delroy. We are honored."