July 18th, 2012
12:14 AM ET

Anderson interviews 'hero' bus driver

A 7-year-old girl appeared to be dancing on an air conditioner when she fell three stories. If it wasn’t for bus driver Steven St. Bernard, she could have died.

St. Bernard tells Anderson Cooper he realized something was wrong when the girl started running toward him. “Every time I look at it I tear up,” St. Bernard says about the amateur video that captured him catching the falling child.

Now some are calling St. Bernard a hero, but he just shakes off the compliments. “Nah, that’s not a hero. I just saved a life that’s all,” he says. Although he injured a tendon in his left arm, he tells Anderson he wasn’t afraid of the fall.

“A lot of people around the country and around the world right now have you in their thoughts and think you’re just remarkable for what you did and I just wanna add my name to that list,” Anderson says to St. Bernard.

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  1. Al Weiss

    A missing part of the story–and a big part–is who was making a video recording of the incident from across the street? Why and how were they able to do this? How were they able to be in that position, at that time, to film the girl seeming to be dancing atop an air conditioner box protruding from the open window of her apartment? Coincidence? Serendipitous? And AC did not even consider this unexplained aspect of the event.

    July 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm |
  2. Lisa J

    What an amazingly humble man! I hope someone steps forwards and blesses his life with something special.

    July 18, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
  3. Kwame Aboagye-Mensah

    This man's a hero!! we need such more men in the world. Am very proud of him,likewise Asanteman Youth in Ghana..

    July 18, 2012 at 3:57 pm |