There is no love like the love we all have for our mothers. The lady that nurtured you and brought you into this world. There was no love shortage for this Philadelphia man either, as he climbed 19 stories to rescue his mom from a fire.
Source (via Complex) – Last week, Jermaine received a call from his sister explaining that their mother’s high-rise apartment building was on fire. Immediately, the 35-year-old jumped into action. He raced over to the Westpark Apartments and started to scale the outside of the building in hopes to rescue his bed-ridden mother.
“I climbed up with some barbed-wire cutters to cut the gate so at least the firefighters will be able to get upstairs,” Jermaine explained. “When I first got out there there was a 100 cops out there, 50 firefighters. They said the whole building was on fire and they wasn’t letting nobody in…I took it upon myself because that’s my mother. There’s no limits for my mother.”
Contrary to the reports he received on the ground when he got to his mother’s apartment, Jermaine saw that the fire had not reached her 15th-floor apartment. Jermaine’s mother and her boyfriend were told to wait on the porch while the fire and smoke were being contained. After realizing his mother was fine, Jermaine started to make his descent and that’s when news cameras began capturing his feat. Jermaine’s story has now become a national sensation, but he doesn’t feel that what he did was extraordinary.
“I think if anyone else was in that circumstances they would do the same thing, because don’t nobody want to just sit outside and lose their mother,” Jermaine said before explaining how he learned to climb buildings. “As kids, we used to jump roofs,” he stated. “Glad I had the practice.”
— Action News on 6abc (@6abc) July 19, 2019