Hobbs Mother Reunites With Good Samaritan Who Pulled Her Kids Out of Burning Car

Hobbs Mother Reunites With Good Samaritan Who Pulled Her Kids Out of Burning Car

It was a sweet reunion on Friday for a Hobbs mother of three and the man who helped pull her kids out from a burning car.

It all happened on the corner of Aspen and Fowler in the parking lot of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. You can still see the spot where firefighters put out the flames of the car, as the mother and her three children who were inside just minutes before, watched safely from a distance.

"It was like a bad dream I couldn't believe. I don't think it really hit me until the next day," said Hobbs resident, Monica Sanchez.

On July 1, Monica was driving home with her three boys when she pulled over into the church parking lot because her car started smoking.

"I remember seeing him drive right in front of us. He passed us and turned in. He asked me if I was OK and next thing you know he just said, 'Your car is on fire! Get out of the car,'" said Sanchez.

The two quickly grabbed her three sons and ran to safety before firefighters arrived.

"As soon as we got out of the car, we saw the hood catch on fire. Within minutes, it was gone," said Sanchez.

"It was kind of like my mom, you know. I felt it. It was on her birthday, she passed away. It felt like she was telling me something, you know what I mean? I just dropped off some flowers. I felt I had to stop," said Hobbs resident, Jeremy Navarrette.

Still no word on the cause of the fire.

Monica says had she not pulled over when she did, with Jeremy right behind her, the end result could have been much worse.

"I can't tell you how appreciative I truly am that I was helped," said Sanchez.