Seventeen-year-old Jamal Harris and his best friend, 19-year-old Aaron Arias, were just two average teenage boys from the run-of-the-mill city Seagoville in Texas. However, in 2013, they did something extraordinary.
This duo shared a love for DC Comics and became friends at Seagoville High School when Arias offered to help his now-close companion with a video project.
[They] had been hit over the head with a gun and forced into the car.
With nothing much to do in their dusty old hometown, they were passing the time together, driving to go and pick up one of their friends from Walmart. While at a stoplight, they spotted an attractive woman in another car—something that may just have saved a life.
While the two were simply “checking out” this woman, the situation became grave in an instant as the 25-year-old lady caught Harris’s eye. He stated:
“I could see the serious expression on her face and I could read her lips and she was saying ‘help me.'”
, with Arias remaining on the phone while they followed the suspicious vehicle. The individual they were chasing tried to lose them, but the two young heroes managed to stay on his case until law enforcement arrived.
A police squad eventually stopped the car, saving the woman, who remains anonymous. The victim had been hit over the head, then forced into the vehicle while leaving an office building in Dallas.
The man driving the car, suspect Charles Atkins Lewis, was charged with aggravated kidnapping. Atkins was put in jail with a $50,000 bond.
The woman, rescued and uninjured, was highly appreciative towards the heroes that had saved her from a frightening and unknown fate, with Arias claiming she was crying tears of relief. He recollected that she embraced both him and Harris, expressing:
“I would describe it as the best hug I have ever gotten.”
Whatever this courageous pair is doing now, they can sleep easy knowing they rescued someone in significant danger.
While these boys’ attraction to the woman may have been what initially caught their eye, their intuition was ultimately what alerted them that something was amiss. An American Airlines agent’s gut was also responsible for saving two girls from potentially being traded.
In 2018, this agent, named Miracle, stopped two teenage girls from boarding a flight after spotting red flags. The young ladies had no identification, were unaccompanied, and in essence, she just felt that something was not okay.
She alerted the authorities, who discovered that these girls were traveling cross country to meet someone they only knew from social media. This individual going by “Drey” offered them a large sum of money if they came to model and help him with music videos in New York.
Luckily, these girls never boarded the plane and were saved from this suspected human trafficking. It turns out that the little voice inside us is more important than we realize, and could in some cases, save someone’s life.