A heroic postal delivery man saves an unconscious woman's life after finding her infant alone in the street.
A mailman is being hailed as a hero after stepping in to save a woman who had collapsed inside her home.
From New Jersey, Stephen Garofalo has been a mailman in the town of Wayne for over 30 years.
He's become so familiar with the neighborhood over the years that he knows when something is out of place.
"I feel like I'm part of this community. Actually, I'm here more than in my own community."
His intuition recently helped to save the life of a young mother who lives in the neighborhood.
One morning, Garofalo was on duty, delivering mail, as usual.
That's when he noticed something unusual. A 2-year-old boy was wandering around alone in the street.
Garofalo previously met the boy while delivering mail before, so he asked him where his mom was.
It was clear the young toddler was in shock. He just pointed to the front porch of their house.
Garofalo told CBS2 news outlet:
"It did look out of place. So when I grabbed the child, I said, 'Where's your mother?' He pointed inside."
This sent Garofalo running into the house, where he found the boy's mother slumped on the stroller.
"She was laying there unconscious. That's when I called 911 and the first responders (got) here as fast as they could to render first aid."
After nudging the mom to try to wake her up, Garofalo sprang into action and called 911.
While first responders worked to revive the woman, Garofalo distracted the toddler. Thankfully, the EMT officers successfully revived the woman.
Garofalo has since been hailed as a hero for saving the woman's life.
The United States Postal Service also presented him with a rare honor: The Life Saving Award.
But for Garofalo, it was just another day on the job.
"I don't classify myself as any kind of a hero. I just happened to be in the right place at the right time. Somebody was in trouble, and I helped them."
Thanking the mailman, after revival, the toddler's mother said:
"I have no idea what would've happened. If it wasn't for him, the EMT wouldn't have gotten there as quickly…"
"He's an amazing guy in general. You don't think of him as a postman. You think of him as a guy who walks around. Honestly, he's like another neighbor."
"Every time I see him, he says, 'How are you doing today?' I say I'm doing good and thank you very much. I thank him every day."