75-year-old Hollywood legend Danny Trejo is the man. And if you needed more proof, this last week, as security footage shows, the action star saved a young child from an overturned car after a traffic accident.
As the clip shows, Danny Trejo arrived on the scene moments after the accident and, together with the help from a few others, managed to free a 5-year-old boy who was hanging upside down in his car seat.
“There was a little boy, about 5, and he was screaming. I climbed in the car, and the worst thing you can smell is gas. I’m trying and I couldn’t reach it and then this little girl from the other side is like “I got it I got it” and she pushed the button and I pulled the little boy out and I’m holding him and then she went to the grandma,” Trejo said.
Danny knew that the kid he rescued from the overturned SUV was special needs and proceeded to calm him by pretending to be a superhero. “I’m holding him like this and I started talking about ‘wait a minute. We’ve got to use our superpowers’, and so he goes ‘superpowers!'” That seemed to do the trick, and after they got everyone out of the car the mother was very grateful for the help. The mom was pretty shook up but she gave me a hug.”
Of course, the iconic actor, who has appeared in more than 300 films to date, doesn’t really believe he is a hero and gave credit to a few of the other people at the scene. That said, he is very glad that he was able to help.
“I feel great, I feel great being able…I just feel great that the Lord put me right there in that spot to do what I did. That’s all. Pay attention. And the only thing that saved that little kid was his car seat, honest to God.”
Danny Trejo appears next in Dora and the Lost City of Gold, where he voices Boots the Monkey.