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Local store employee helps save woman's life

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SUNRISE, Fla. (WSVN) -- One local store employee helped save a woman's life after he realized she was struggling to breathe outside a South Florida business.

"You see a kid that just goes out of his way just to do something and not even being selfish about it," Sergio Cabrera said.

Nineteen-year-old Nathan Tucker said he is no hero but those who saw what he did Monday night would disagree. "He was just doing it to be a good person," Cabrera said. "That's hard to find nowadays."

According to Tucker, however, he was just doing his job. "I couldn't leave her, you know. It's my job," Tucker said. "I'm supposed to help people."

Typically, Tucker helps people inside the Sam's Club in Sunrise where he works part-time while attending Broward College, but Monday night, it was a woman in the parking lot who needed his help. "Just doing my regular responsibilities, and then I see a lady gasping for breaths," Tucker said.

Tucker was gathering carts in the parking lot when he heard the woman struggle to breathe. He rushed to her side and quickly realized she was in trouble. He got the woman to her feet and rushed her inside the Sam's Club.

The woman suffers from a lung disease that at times makes it hard to breathe. A surveillance camera caught Tucker as he rushed the woman inside the business through the front door, making sure she received her medicine.

The woman declined to recount the ordeal on camera, but Tucker said she told him that he saved her life. "If I wasn't there, she didn't know what would've happen," Tucker said. "She probably wouldn't have made it. She would've probably taken her last breaths in the parking lot."

When asked if he felt at all like a hero for his actions, he replied, "No, I would've done it for anybody, you know?"

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