Newark Mayor Cory Booker was treated for smoke inhalation and second degree burns at a New Jersey hospital last night after rescuing his next door neighbor from a fire in her home. He even said that at one point he considered that he may have to jump out of the window to avoid the flames. So basically, he’s kind of like a superhero. Who helps women in distress. And is handsome.Well, now.
Booker told the Star-Ledger that he’d just returned from giving an interview when he learned that the second floor of the house was on fire and rushed over to help. Two people had already been rescued from the home when he heard the cries of a woman from inside. Booker explains that he fought off his own security detail and ran in.
“I suddenly had the realization that I can’t find this woman…I look behind me and see the flames and I think “I’m not going to get out of here. Suddenly I was at peace with the fact that I was going to jump out the window.”
Then he heard her cries in a back bedroom.
“I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed,” Booker said. The two made their way downstairs, where they both collapsed, Booker said.
Can we give this rare brother a round of applause?