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In December 2005, surveillance cameras outside a Bronx, New York, apartment building filmed the amazing rescue of a newborn baby named Eric. Eric and his mother, Tracinda, were trapped as smoke engulfed their apartment. Desperate to save her son, Tracinda called to strangers standing on the ground...three floors below. Then, in a heart-stopping moment, Tracinda dropped Eric out of the window and into the arms of Felix, a brave bystander.
Felix cradled Eric in his arms and rushed him to safety, where he was able to perform CPR and save the child's life. Tracinda was rescued by the fire department and is happy to report that Eric is happy and healthy. Since the fire, she has named Felix her son's godfather!