November 4, 2015

Herman McGarrah - a Good Samaritan in New York City

On Sunday, November 1, 2015, just before 8:00 p.m., Pamela Ferrell, age 49, was exiting the S Train subway near Times Square in New York City, with her granddaughter, Tabrina Ferrell, age 1 year. 
Herman McGarrah

The child was in a stroller. As the grandmother was leaving the train car, she was having a hard time with the stroller and sadly the stroller slipped and Tabrina fell through the gap between the train and the platform. She fell four feet onto the tracks. 

Anything to do with subway tracks is scary because some of the rails are possibly electrified and trains are speeding in to stations all the time.  "On the tracks" is not where anyone wants to be under any circumstances. 

Herman McGarrah, age 54, had gotten off the train at the station when he noticed the problem. He jumped in to help, slipping through the gap between the train and the station platform. 

He was scared and was shaking and was thinking "Please God, don't let the train move." 

He was able to pull the child up from the tracks to safety. Tabrina was bruised but okay. 
The Good Samaritan comes to the
aid of strangers in distress, selflessly.

Herman stayed by the girl's side even after paramedics arrived, making sure she was alright. 

Herman is an East Harlem resident. He works as a bus company dispatcher. His life has had its ups and downs. At times in his life, he has struggled with homelessness, drug addiction and involvement in crime. He has tried to turn his life around and is doing so. 

In this case, he just wanted to do the right thing and he did. 

Pamela Ferrell, the grandmother, will be forever grateful for the help that Herman McGarrah provided. 

Herman is a Good Samaritan. 

God bless Herman and all who come to the aid of strangers in times of danger and distress. Amen. 

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