When the day needs saving in movies, the perfect hero for the job will swoop in at just the right moment to prevent tragedy while still preserving the maximum amount of thrilling suspense. However, this is generally not the case in real life -- if you get your shoelace stuck on a railroad track and just sit there waiting for Superman to appear at the last second to bend some iron and set you free, you're going to get hit by a train.
But on very rare occasions, a hero with the specific set of skills required to avert disaster will happen to be in the right place at the exact time their expertise is needed, regardless of whether or not their original plans for the day had anything to do with saving people. Look at the following stories and tell us you wouldn't call bullshit if you saw them in a movie:
A Toddler Has a Deadly Emergency Next to a Landing Rescue Helicopter
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Two-year-old Draven Fornash was playing outside with his brother when a horse mistook him for a football and kicked him directly in the face. He suffered numerous shattered bones and was bleeding profusely. Draven's parents called 911, but were told that the closest ambulance was 20 miles away.
But Luckily ...
Despite what they'd just heard on the phone, the Fornashes had to have been impressed as hell when, just as they were leaving to take the boy to the hospital themselves, a rescue helicopter landed in a nearby softball field. As if the hospital has an army of them hovering over the populace at all times, just in case.
The reality was that the chopper was piloted by Brian Coleman, and he was there by pure, ridiculous coincidence. You see, Brian has two jobs: as a flight nurse for a company called Survival Flight, riding around in a bitchin' helicopter to swoop in and deliver emergency care to people, and as the manager of a youth softball league. Look, it's good for people to have diverse interests.
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"Nothing screws with opposing batters like knowing your outfield has air support."
Anyway, thanks to a surge in popularity, Coleman's softball league was in search of a bigger field to host its annual tournament. Coleman found one in a nearby town, and rather than drive over there in a car to check it out like a normal human being, he decided to fly over in his rescue helicopter like an awesome human being. As it turns out, both his timing and his choice of vehicle were cosmically attuned, because at the same moment, Draven's parents came zooming up in their truck.