As many believe, age is nothing but a number and doesn’t have to be limiting to experiences or accomplishments.
For example, the senior community is sometimes looked down upon as weak and vulnerable, but many of them still have the abilities they had when they were younger.
Take for instance 85-year-old Lindell Marbut of Burleson. The older man has been walking with a cane for some time now, and yet, he didn’t let his physical disability stop him from reacting to an emergency situation.
While at home one day, Marbut witnessed a vehicle lose control and flip, landing right in front of his driveway.
As the car started to catch fire, Marbut’s caretaker, Sondra Young, called 911 and left to get help from neighbors.
In the meantime, the elderly gentlemen attempted to rescue the 22-year-old driver and her female passenger. The car was burning fast, and he knew he had little time to spare.
Somehow, Marbut gained superhero strength to help the trapped driver.
“I got my walking stick, and pulled it out and seen this woman’s hand sticking out and I got her and pulled her out,” he said.
By the time his caretaker returned, she helped Marbut pull the passenger out to safety. Young was left stunned by her client’s courageous efforts.
“Amazing, 85 years old and he drug her into the garage,” she recalled. “I couldn’t believe it. He can barely walk as it is.”
Emergency responders arrived on scene and were just as shocked by Marbut’s rescue.
“If it wasn’t for the gentleman to pull them out, it wouldn’t have been a good turnout,” said Keith Flemming, a firefighter with the Johnson County Fire Department.
This heroic story has, of course, attracted admirers. Many of them have commended the elderly man for his bravery.
“This is what people did in his day and he has not forgotten even if he does use a cane! Yes, he is a HERO…” a person wrote on a re-post by Gladwire.
While many people have called Marbut a hero, he didn’t feel like that all.
For him, he was just “an old man trying to save somebody’s life.”
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