. >> the car is on fire. >> reporter: and antonio wainwright swings the door. falling partway out, then realizing he's still pinned inside, a smashed ankle keeping him down. >> i'm just screaming in agonizing pain as i'm watching vehicles drive by and i'm thinking, i'm about to die. >> reporter: but one of them stopped. >> as i got closer i could see the flames. >> out of nowhere, i felt someone grab the back of my jacket and started to say, it's going to be okay. it's going to be okay, buddy. >> reporter: seconds later the car was gone but not antonio. he's still here, thanks to one man's reflex. >> i'm going to be able to enjoy life and every moment that he's given him. i feel like he was a godsend to him. >> reporter: nice, since antonio is about become a dad. can he explain why he helped? no, but also yes. >> just did it. i didn't really think about it. just doing a good thing. i would hope someone would do the same for me. >> reporter: a story giving reason to hope exactly that. john donvan, abc news. >>> thanks so much for watching. i'm tom llamas. have a good evening. good night.
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