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Homeless Man Heroically Saves Baby After Her Mom Unexpectedly Gives Birth at Truck Stop
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Homeless Man Heroically Saves Baby After Her Mom Unexpectedly Gives Birth at Truck Stop

Back in 2012, Gary Wilson was busy trying to get a ride to Memphis, when he happened to spot a couple in crisis.

Cover image source: YouTube Screenshot | CBS News
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Editor's note: This article was originally published on October 1, 2021. It has since been updated.
  
When a homeless man was hitchhiking near a truck stop in Oklahoma City, little did he expect to save a new-born child's life. Back in 2012, Gary Wilson spotted a couple in crisis when he was busy trying to get a ride to Memphis. Per CBS News, when a pregnant Keaton Mason was driving to the hospital along with her fiancée, her baby suddenly decided that it was time to enter the world. Frantically, the couple pulled into a truck stop as Mason gave birth to a baby girl in the passenger seat of their Honda. What was supposed to be the happiest moment of their life quickly turned horrifying when the umbilical cord wrapped around the infant's neck while she was coming out.

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"The lady was screaming, 'My baby, my baby's blue ... she's not breathing,'" recalled a bystander, Jennifer Morris, who immediately alerted emergency services. In a state of panic, the parents of the new-born called 911 but before help could arrive, a hero made his way towards them. It was Wilson, the homeless hitchhiker, who immediately stepped in to assist the pair. With the guidance of the 911 operator he began untying the umbilical cord in an effort to free the baby's neck and rubbed her back to comfort the child. Throughout the heartstopping moment, Wilson remained calm and finally managed to save the baby's life.