Source: Holly McKenzie-Sutter, THE CANADIAN PRESS, October 14, 2019 

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — A Newfoundland cab driver who rescued four young people from a burning vehicle was formally recognized for his heroism last week.

Mike Stapleton was awarded a medal for bravery from the Royal Canadian Humane Association at St. John’s City Hall on Oct. 7.

Stapleton recalled the quiet early morning in May, at approximately 2:15 a.m., when he came across the damaged vehicle on a St. John’s street.

“It was a weird, moon-ish night. There wasn’t a sound,” he said in a phone interview. “It’s like I was meant to be there.”

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Image Source: Deanne Stapleton

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