It was a beautiful Friday afternoon in Ontario.
Brittany and Clayton Cook had just finished their wonderful wedding ceremony and had gone to the park to take some wedding photos.
Just look how adorable this couple is!
After snapping some of these adorable photos, they moved out onto the bridge for a few final shots.
That’s when it happened — she heard a loud SPLASH!
Immediately she looked for her husband Clay, who was no longer beside her.
“I look over and I see Clay in the water and I think, what is he doing?” said Brittany.
In the moment before, Clayton had looked over near the water and seen a boy drowning in the water.
“His face was underwater and he was fighting, like he was really fighting,” Clayton Cook said.
Without thinking, he sprung into action.
After Clayton jumped into the water, he quickly snatched up the young boy and pulled him into safety.
“Luckily, he was only a little guy…and I honestly just sort of hopped him up.”
The boy was obviously in shock and didn’t say much once he was pulled from the water, and eventually some of his family came to pick him up and take him home.
The photographer, Darren Hatten, was lucky enough to capture most of it on camera.
“It was a commendable thing that he did and he sprung into action incredibly quick,” Hatt said . “Almost as soon as I realized what was going on, he had already saved the day.”
Clay’s new wife, Brittany, was thankful — but not surprised.
“That’s Clay, like that’s Clay to me,” she said. “It’s something he would just instinctively do.”
I am so thankful that we have people like this newlywed couple in the world looking out for others. The world is such a better place if we love instead of hate.
Brittany, you scored a keeper!