If you think that there are no superheroes or saviors in big bad New York City, think again. The heroic incident which proved that there are anonymous superheroes in the city took place on October 5 when a Canadian tourist Jason Kroft collapsed on a midtown sidewalk, struck by a heart attack.
His wife Marci Kroft, screamed for help as their daughters, nine-year-old Harper and seven-year-old Sloan burst into tears.
Jason was on the brink of death when help arrived. It was not an ambulance, but an anonymous stranger who walked up, placed his briefcase under Jason’s head, ripped open his shirt and started pumping Jason’s chest as hard as he could, giving him cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Soon enough, proper medical helped arrived on the scene and Jason was taken to the hospital. In all the chaos, no one noticed the savior leaving the scene. However, by the description provided by Marci, the stranger was redheaded, appeared to be in his mid-40s and was wearing a blue jacket and dress pants.
Jason Kroft was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital where he underwent an open-heart surgery. He is expected to make a full recovery there. Jason and his family regret not being able to thank their savior. They never even got a good look at him as he vanished in the crowd, without saying a word. In order to the express their gratitude him, Jason’s brother-in-law Adam Zellar put up about 20 signs around Midtown and Times Square hoping the Good Samaritan would step forward.
"We want to thank him," he says. "He's a hero."