I jumped down and I snatched the baby up,” Simmonds tells the News. “The train was coming around the corner as I lifted the baby from the tracks. I really wasn’t thinking." The child was rushed to the hospital with a gash on his forehead, but doctors say he's going to be okay. “He’s a hero, no doubt about it,” Ansari tells the Post.
But Simmonds insists he isn't looking for pats on the back, he needs a paycheck. He's been unemployed for a year, and because of the train delays caused by yesterday's freak accident, he missed an interview for a maintenance job at a warehouse. But the good news is he has another shot today.
UPDATE: Apparently, Mr. Simmonds did get a job - a different one, in part because of his heroism:
Congratulations to him!