What an amazing story via Fox 26 in Houston.

Meet Brendan Kelly, a U.S. Marine who was in Vegas attending the Route 91 Harvest music festival on Sunday. On the right is Renee Cesario from Riverside, CA who Brendan meet at the concert. 2 hours after they met, tragedy struck but Brendan was ready and got Renee to safety:

From the article:

Before I knew what was going on, Brendan tackled me down to the ground and covered me from the fire. It stopped again and he looked around to see what was happening and then it just kept going. He looked at me and said ‘We have to get out of here. We can’t stay here. It’s not safe.’ Then he pulled my arm up to get me out of the piles of people. We had no idea who was dead or who was alive. We just started to run. He kept telling me it was going to be okay and to keep running until we were safe.

Brendan loaned his phone to Renee so she could tell her big sister, Jenn Cesario, that she was fine. Jenn later posted a screengrab of a text she sent Brendan thanking him for his actions and called him the “epitome of a hero”:

And now meet Marine veteran Taylor Winston. He stole a pickup truck — literally — and used it to take the wounded to a local hospital. And then he went back for a second trip. From CBS News:

The best of America on display.

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