Thomas Smith of Houston is homeless, but luckily he was recently given a temporary place to stay by a generous family that he was acquainted with. Oddly enough, he was actually able to pay them back for their kindness, when disaster unfortunately struck their home.homeless, but luckily he was recently given a temporary place to stay by a generous family that he was acquainted with. Oddly enough, he was actually able to pay them back for their kindness, when disaster unfortunately struck their home.
Early this Friday morning, Smith heard a giant boom coming from the other end of the home and was woke up from his sleep. He initially thought that the house was being burglarized, but when he stepped out into the hallway he noticed that the house was on fire, and filled with smoke.
Smith quickly made his way through the house and discovered that the homeowner, a 66-year-old woman who was not identified by the media, was trapped under a piece of the ceiling that had fallen down on top of her.
“I jumped out the bed and ran to her room, and something was on top of her — sheetrock and what not, I told her, ‘Get up out the bed!’” he told KHOU.
Next, Smith rushed to another room where the woman’s 8 and 10-year-old granddaughters were sleeping. Smith woke the children and escorted them through the house to safety.
“I got them out the house so fast. There was smoke!” he said.
Smith said he doesn’t consider himself a hero because he was just doing what any good person would have done.
“I wouldn’t say I’m a hero. I just thank God for helping us all. Not a hero,” he said.
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