The U.S.is still healing from the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas. But stories of heroism and bravery in the face of danger show how tragedy reveals the best of humanity.
When the shooting started, concertgoer Jonathan Smith risked his life to save over 30 people who remained in the line of fire. Suddenly, Smith was shot twice, once in the arm and once in the neck.
Immediately, Smith felt Tom McGrath, an off-duty police officer and fellow concertgoer, putting pressure on his neck to help stop the bleeding. Smith told McGrath he didn’t want to die, and McGrath reassured him that everything would be okay.
CNN reconnected the two heros in an emotional interview. Smith fought back tears and maintained that he is no hero and only did what anyone else would do. Throughout the interview, Smith referred to McGrath as his “brother.”
“He never left my side at all,” Smith said.
McGrath said Smith “inspires him” and showed “tremendous bravery.”
Watch the emotional reunion below.
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