Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Has Emotional Reunion With Stranger Who Saved Him
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 3, 2017
There was a touching moment on NBC today when a Las Vegas shooting survivor reunited with the man who saved his life.
Tom McIntosh was among the 500 concert-goers who were wounded on Sunday night after bullets started to rain down on Route 91 Harvest music festival. McIntosh attended the show with his wife, and he told the Today Show about how he was shot in the leg while the two of them were escaping the carnage.
“I jumped over the wall and kind of walked trying to get away, bleeding really bad,” McIntosh said to Savannah Guthrie. “By the time I got over the wall, my pants were soaked and my shoes were full of blood. So I wouldn’t have made it.”
Shortly after this happened, McIntosh encountered James Lawson, a random stranger who used his belt as tourniquet for McIntosh’s leg before loading him into his pickup truck and driving to the hospital.
McIntosh told Guthrie on Tuesday that he wanted to thank Lawson for everything he did, and the NBC host surprised the former by reintroducing him to his savior.
After the two men hugged it out, Lawson said his actions as a good samaritan were thanks to his previous military experience with the Army Reserves. Lawson also gave credit to dozens of other people who offered assistance to the injured in the midst of the chaos.
Watch above, via NBC.
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