Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF – Fri-Yay/Good News

This week’s Good News is again from the Good News Network. Here is the complete story without editing.

25-Year-Old Runs into Burning Home and Saves 5 Kids–Gets Rewarded With $500K and ‘New Lease on Life’

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A man is being honored by a city as a hero after he charged into a house that had turned into a raging inferno to rescue a young girl.

A late-night argument with his girlfriend had a disgruntled 25-year-old Nicholas Bostic out driving aimlessly around his town when he saw the house completely engulfed in flames.

Running inside, his cries allegedly woke 4 children and a family friend from their sleep. The oldest of five, 18-year-old Seionna Barret, had gathered together her siblings and prepared to go down the stairs from the second floor where they encountered Nick.

Once outside however, Seionna told Bostic that her 6-year-old sister wasn’t with them. Running inside through the back door, Bostic described the fire in the Lafayette, Indiana home as having created a “black lagoon” of smoke on the ground floor.

But after checking all the bedrooms on the second floor, he still had not found the youngster.

“He moved to a window to exit the house when he heard a child’s cry coming from downstairs,” write city reporters who spoke with the rescuer. “Nicholas [had] an inner dialog with himself. He knew he was there to get that child out, and even though the fire and smoke downstairs frightened him, he would not quit.”

Wrapping a t-shirt around his mouth, he crawled through the blackness, following the sounds of the girl’s cries.

He then found her, proceeded back through the smoke, ran upstairs, smashed a window with his bare hand, and jumped down onto the lawn where a fire and rescue team had arrived and were beginning work to put out the fire.

Bostic suffered 1st-degree burns, a serious cut on his arm, and smoke inhalation, and would be airlifted to a hospital—the child was completely unharmed.

A GoFundMe was made for Bostic’s medical bills by his cousin, which shattered the $100,000 goal by amassing $556,000 for a hero whom the city plans to honor at the next Lafayette Aviators minor league baseball game.

Bostic says the experience brought him a “new lease on life,” that has him ready to play football or drift a sports car. Indeed he spent enough time in that burning house to have several lives flash before his eyes.

Here’s a video of Nick talking about the rescue.

So the good news here is that Nick didn’t hesitate to even think about saving the family. Today’s JohnKu talks about thinking too hard about things. I hope you have a great weekend.

Heroes by John W. Howell © 2022

Heroes share in common,

A no-thought action response. . .

Maybe the best way.

72 comments

    1. Thank you, Michael.

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  1. Good news are very appreciated, these days! Thanks, John! Best wishes, Michael

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    1. Always nice to hear of something that brings a smile.

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  2. A true hero! Thanks for sharing, John. Happy Friday.

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    1. Yes. Thanks, Joan

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  3. So cool. Saw the video of the rescue a few days ago.

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  4. This was awesome! Thanks for sharing, John.

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    1. It was. Thank you, Jill.

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  5. Great choice (I also saw the story). Got to admire those who just act!

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  6. A brave guy for sure. Even though scared, he crawled through the blackness and acted. Wonderful story, and so fantastic that the crowd funding had such a positive response too. Thanks for sharing this uplifting news, John. Have a wonderful weekend 💕🙂

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    1. Have a wonderful weekend as well, Harmony. 😊

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  7. Courage is an amazing thing! This story is an amazing thing! ❤

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    1. It is, Annette. Thank you.

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  8. There’s a certain Texas police department that might be ready to hire him.

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    1. Tell me. Thanks, Linda.

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  9. Wonderful story, John.

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    1. Thank you, Craig.

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  10. It is best they don’t think about it. many a hero has gotten an awful case of tremors or even passed out after realizing what they just did.
    Great story!

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    1. So true. Thanks, GP.

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  11. Thank you for the good news, John! It was sorely needed today.

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    1. I feel the same way, Liz. Let’s all smile.

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  12. What an amazing young man! Some people are just natural heroes.
    Beautiful story for this Friday. And a happy one to you!

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    1. Thank you, Dale it is a beautiful story

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      1. Truly is.

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  13. Restores my faith in humanity. What a wonderful thing he did.

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    1. I agree. 😊

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  14. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Powerful story, John. Thank you for sharing and offering something hopeful to readers like me. Beautiful! 😊

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    1. Hope is all we have, Gwen. I keep looking for it. Thanks for your comment. I hope your weekend is filled with love and peace.

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  15. That is amazing! Thanks for sharing this today. xo

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    1. Thanks for the visit, Darlene. It is amazing. 😁

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  16. Wow, an ordinary guy being so brave he becomes a hero. It’s aways nice to hear about people doing good things in this world. Thanks, John.

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    1. Thank you, Tim. It is nice.

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  17. It would be hard to proceed if you thought about that too long. I am so glad he decided to save that child.

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    1. I think it is a super story. 😁

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  18. An amazing story and an even more amazing young man. A life-changing moment for the rescuer and rescued alike. Thanks for sharing this, John.

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    1. It certainly was life changing, Bruce. Thank you for the terrific observation.

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  19. Thanks for bringing us this one, John — nice to see such good stuff in the news, especially these days!

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    1. I agree, Debbie. I have to hunt like crazy to find good news stories. I hope you have a super weekend.

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  20. Very commendable. He did something most wouldn’t have done.

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    1. I agree, Michele. Thank you.

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  21. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    What a wonderful story. I think most would just call it in not run into the burning house. That little girl is lucky he did.

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    1. She certainly was since she would have succumbed to the smoke and heat.

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  22. This guy’s amazingly brave! Bet he never knew he had it in him!

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    1. Like all heroes I think he was taken by surprise. Thanks, Noelle.

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  23. Very brave young man! And he did it for perfect strangers – real guardian angel. TGIF to you, John!@

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    1. Yes he is. TGIF to you as well, Jo.

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  24. A well deserved reward for a hero, Boss. And I hope things are good with him and his girl as well.

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    1. I sure agree, Marc. The ending of the girl part of the story never came out. I hope so too. 😁

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      1. I’m sure it ended up just fine. We’re two romantics after all, you and me.

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  25. Wow! Amazing story.

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    1. It is. Thank you , Becky.

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  26. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Can you imagine how hard a tragedy like that would have been for the family? Good on Nicholas! Pretty ironic that he might not have been there except for his fight with his girlfriend.

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    1. Shows having a discussion can lead to positive results. 😁

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  27. Wonderful story, John. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. 😁

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  28. Sometimes thinking is overrated. Actions are the correct course.

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    1. Thank you, Pamela 😁

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  29. A true hero. I love the JohnKu. Sometimes, it has to be all action and no thought.

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    1. yes it does. Thank you, Jan

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  30. Wild story! A good story.
    It’s great to have good news Friday!

    The JohnKu is true!

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    1. It is a wild story for sure.

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  31. Your JohnKu is perfect. Actions without thought are what heroes do. Thank you for a great story!

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  32. Good for him. A changed man.

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    1. Indeed, Betsey.

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