A North Carolina couple is being lauded for saving lives on Christmas Eve at two different times and locations while they were on their way to meet one another.
As WSOC in Charlotte, North Carolina, reported, Crystal Travis was driving with her daughter when they saw a house burst into flames.
“I couldn’t really tell at first and then I realized, ‘Yeah, this house is on fire.’ Then, all of the sudden, the propane tank on the porch explodes. And so it shakes the ground, and you can just feel the whoosh of it. There’s smoke everywhere. It’s hard to breathe. It was just all really fast and chaotic.”
Crystal rushed from the car and helped the family, which had small children, safely exit the house. The family was able to retrieve some of the Christmas presents from the house, and no one was hurt.
The experience brought back memories for Crystal, who told WSOC that six years ago, a car crashed into their home. Crystal said that she could understand what the family was going through:
“I know how this feels.”
Crystal had no idea that 20 miles away, her husband, Roger, was also saving a life. Roger was driving when he saw people on the side of the road attempt CPR on a baby. Roger, who has EMT experience, got out to help.
“It looked like there was a traffic accident in the front of the mall. We did get a pulse. The child was crying.”
The Travises believe that this happenstance is nothing short of a Christmas miracle.
“We were like, ‘What are the odds? This is the craziest day ever.'”
“God put us at the right moment, at the right time, for the people that needed us the most.”
You can watch the extraordinary story by WSOC below.