Sweet little Keyla was on an adventure. The 7-year-old autistic girl in Coney Island, Brooklyn, somehow crawled outside onto the air-conditioner of her third-floor apartment yesterday. Hmm. How did her mom let that happen? Surely it's Keyla's fault. Anyway ...
Witnesses were terrified (though one was kind enough to capture the scene on video).
But this is one of those happy-endings stories. Hero Samaritan do-gooder angel Steven St. Bernard, a bus driver passing by, sprang into action and caught the girl in his arms and rips a tendon in the process. St. Bernard described the scene to CBS2:
Basically she was dancing and I just — I was just praying that I would get there and that if she [fell] that I would catch her.
The girls mother made sure to pause from her relief and gratitude to ward off any thought that she's an unfit mother:
“All I got to say to people is don’t judge what you saw because it wasn’t that way at all.
You know, mom, it didn't cross our mind, but you know what they say about protesting too much. Hey bus driver, wanna adopt a little girl?