Thanks for saving my life: Betty

BETTY Scott doesn't know the man she met in the street on Friday “from Adam”, but wants to say thank you - for saving her life.

Betty, 82, was attempting to cross Grafton Street outside the Coffs Harbour Ex-Services Club on Friday when the lights changed, and she failed to see the barrage of traffic coming toward her.

“I was about to cross, and I didn't see the cars coming. All of a sudden a man came out of nowhere and just picked me up and grabbed me in his arms, and carried me to the middle section out of the way,” she said.

“If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be alive right now.”

“He picked me right up off the ground and didn't put me down until I was safe. It was a bit embarrassing because he almost had me over his shoulder, my feet were a foot off the ground - but I wouldn't be alive today if it wasn't for him.”

She said she was too upset at the time to get a good look at the man, or to ask his name.

“He kept asking me if I was okay, and seemed very concerned, but I was too upset to say anything. He was a gentleman, that's for sure, and evidently he cares about elderly people.

“I have no idea who he was, I didn't know him from Adam, but I want to thank him for saving my life.”

“Not everyone would have done that. The least I can do is tell him to know how grateful I am. I hope the good thing he did for me comes back to him tenfold.

“Things like this really make you realise how precious life is.”

If you know (or are) the man who helped Betty at about noon on March 6, please contact the Coffs Coast Advocate on 6650 2951.

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