Bike Messenger Delivers…a Baby

Ben Franklin Bike Messenger (torbakhopper / Flickr / CC / Cropped)
torbakhopper / Flickr / CC / Cropped

An unidentified bike messenger is being lauded as a hero after he helped deliver a baby under a San Francisco bus shelter to a homeless woman who did not even know she was pregnant, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

“I watched the guy jump off his bike, take off his shirt and wrap it around the kid and cradle the baby,” Arryon Comini told the Chronicle.”The mother was just in shock. She didn’t move. Everyone was standoffish. But he jumped in and probably saved that baby’s life.”

Video taken by a witness who captured the scene shows a pool of blood on the floor where the baby was born.

The San Francisco Fire Department reportedly arrived on the scene shortly after the birth and said the baby was born about 2 months premature at 32 weeks. According to the Chronicle, both mother and child were taken to the San Francisco General Hospital and were in good condition.

One of the witnesses told the Chronicle that the mysterious hero mentioned that he has two kids of his own and had a Golden State Warriors tattoo on his chest.

The incident sparked reactions on social media and calls for more awareness about the city’s growing homeless epidemic.

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