A video of a Philadelphia resident who came to the scene to help rescue children from a burning building in West Philadelphia has gone viral because he also took the time to express his disappointment in the Eagles Sunday loss and more specifically, wide receiver Nelson Agholor.
On Monday there is was fire at an apartment building in West Philadelphia. According to CBS3 Philly, a man who identified himself as Hakim Laws was walking near the apartment building complex at around 2 a.m. Monday morning when he noticed flames shooting out of the first two floors of the building. In the video, Lewis, a former firefighter, told CBS3 reporters that he began helping firefighters rescue residents trapped inside the building, recounting that he had to catch babies that were thrown out the window.
“I see a guy hanging out the window screaming that his kids were in there,” Laws said to reporters. “My man just started throwing babies out… and we were catching them, unlike Agholor.”
Laws was referring to Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor who could not recover a fumble and also dropped two passes during Sunday’s loss at home to the Detroit Lions.
While we are all thankful for Hakim Laws stepping in to rescue assist first responders with the West Philly fire rescue, the sound bite of him digging into Agholor for his struggles during Sunday’s game has caused the video to go viral.
Laws looked directly into the reporter’s face when he said Agholor.
VIDEO: Philly man, Eagles fan catches babies “unlike Agholor”
The most Philly soundbite goes to this guy who helped catch children thrown from a window during a fire. pic.twitter.com/3rH69gU2fL
— Steve Lindsay CBS (@SteveLindsayCBS) September 23, 2019
Nelson Agholor responds to video of Philly hero
Eagles wide receiver Nelson Agholor took to Twitter to respond to the video of the man who helped rescue people during an apartment fire in West Philly.
“Thank you for being a hero in the community, would like to invite you and your family to the next home game,” Agholor said in a tweet. “Twitter help me out and get me in touch with him.”
Thank you for being a hero in the community, would like to invite you and your family to the next home game
Twitter help me out and get me in touch with him https://t.co/uqML3eJ0QT
— Nelson Agholor (@nelsonagholor) September 24, 2019
We have to wait and see if Laws accepts the offer and makes it to the next Eagles home game on October 6 against the New York Jets.