While Jamie Foxx insists he's no hero, the world is in awe of his recent accomplishment: pulling 48-year-old driver Brett Kyle from his burning truck. It seems he's unquestionably a hero in the eyes of one very grateful father, Brad Kyle, who showed his gratitude to the actor for helping his son in the Hidden Valley, Calif., crash.
The actor had an emotional meeting with Brad on Tuesday, and shared a photo of the pair hugging on Instagram.
"Met the father of the young man from last night today," Jamie wrote. "This is all that matters. That a man, a son, a brother's life was spared last night. God had his arms wrapped around all of us … No heroes … Just happy fathers."
Jamie rushed to the scene after Brett lost control while driving, resulting in his vehicle skidding off the road and flipping over on Monday night. Before the vehicle burst into flames, Jamie and another witness were able to break the window and cut the driver's sea tbelt to successfully free him from the car.
"I'm not a hero, but had to do something," Jamie told reporters on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the victim's father, Brad Kyle, fought back tears as he said, "It doesn't matter to me who it was or what they do for a living or whatever, just the idea that someone would do this is so much more than I can fathom."
One person who was particularly proud of Jamie's actions was his daughter, Corinne Fox. The budding model, who acted as Miss Golden Globe at the Golden Globes, tweeted about the incident on Tuesday.
"Just got off the phone with my dad … Absolutely wild. That man really did have angels watching him. Definitely a life or death situation."