The world is getting better when people like 19-year-old Hanna Pignato prove that not all heroes wear hats.
Hannah worked an evening shift at Joe's Crab Shack in Daytona Beach, Florida.
As night fell, Hannah remembered hearing from a lower beach a woman screaming for help and the sound of people screaming in chaos.
The crying woman was a flashy mother whose young son was caught by the high tide. Hanna looked from the pier of the restaurant and found that no one was really trying to save the boy.
“I saw my mother screaming and crying. When I heard him growling, I was terrified. Then I saw the little boy ... his head was falling down, "Hanna Pignato told the Daytona Beach News-Journal.
Since Hanna is an experienced swimmer and surfer, she thought she could save him and couldn't stay away from looking like these people. Without a moment's hesitation, she tossed her shoes and jumped off the pier. Unfortunately, something terrible happened during the dive. According to WESH, Hanna hit the sand and suffered fractures of her right leg and back. But despite the terrible pain, she did not stop swimming against the boy.
"I didn't want the baby to die. It wasn't a baby. He was 7 years old, 8 years old, but I mean, it's human life - you just can't look at him and walk away," Hanna said.
The next thing she knew, a stranger was looking at her back to the floor and trying to calm her down. Check out the video below to see how his heroic story unfolded.
Hanna has no health insurance and will be idle for two months.
In the meantime, her loved ones have set up a GoFundMe page to assist with her medical bills while she’s out of work.
People praise Hannah for what she did, because not everyone is willing to risk their own lives by saving strangers. Her family is very proud of her. And we have to say that her mother raised her.
"She kept saying," I'm sorry, don't get mad at me, "and I thought, 'Hanna, you were trying to save someone,'" said Heather Pignato.
Thank you young woman, you have shown the world what life is and take care of others and help if necessary.
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