A 35-year-old man became an internet sensation after climbing a 19-storey building to save his mother from fire.
According to reports, Jermaine received a call from his sister on Friday explaining that their mother’s high-rise apartment building was on fire and the West Philadelphia man immediately jumped into action to rescue his bed-ridden mother, NY Post reports.
“I climbed up with some barbed-wire cutters to cut the gate so at least the firefighters will be able to get upstairs.
“When I first got out there there was a 100 cops out there, 50 firefighters. They said the whole building was on fire and they wasn’t letting nobody in…I took it upon myself because that’s my mother. There’s no limits for my mother.
“I think if anyone else was in that circumstances they would do the same thing, because don’t nobody want to just sit outside and lose their mother.
“As kids, we used to jump roofs. Glad I had the practice,” he told newsmen.