A building housing a senior center caught fire in D.C. yesterday…

And U.S. Marines ran to the rescue. Literally:

“Special kind of human,” indeed:

The Marines were responsible for a number of rescues at the center:

Other Marines rushed extra wheelchairs to the center to help with the evacuation:

The Marines helped carry this paralyzed man downstairs:

More shots of the rescues:

And a thank you from the D.C. fire department:

And the mayor: