Nine Year Old Boy Carries Friend to Safety

A very brave 9 year old boy carried his friend home after he was injured by a hit-and-run driver in an SUV. This story goes to show that you don't have to be big and strong to be a hero.

Police said the vehicle stopped long enough for someone to get out, remove the bike from underneath the car, and leave the scene.In the meantime, nine-year-old Ruben Nuncio said he threw his injured friend over his shoulder and carried him home.


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There's not enough information to determine whether this was 'stupid heroism' or not. His friend may still have been conscious, or had a movable injury; or possibly there was no one nearby to flag down for help.

The indignation should be towards the hit & run people, and the people who might have seen this kid carrying his injured friend, but failed to stop and help, or even bother to call 911.

Man, this just makes me hate Houston even more. The drivers just seem so mean when I have to go through there.
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Thank you Chandrielle!

Everyone seems to keep forgetting that this kid is 9 years old. 9! He did what he thought was best in his situation, which was to get his friend home, who had just been hit by an SUV to his mom. If I was 9 years old and saw my friend get hit by a car in front of me I probably would have done the same thing.

Yes, we NOW know that moving an injured person is a bad idea. But when you're 9 there's really not much to think about when you're friend has gotten hurt.
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