Dash Cam Records the Moment a Good Samaritan Saves This Man's Life

By day Pavel Fesyuk is an exterminator, and by night, he's a cage fighter.

Pavel works for Town and Country Pest Solutions, a family-owned business in Rochester, New York, that follows a simple rule: "Love God, Love People, Serve Others, Tell Everyone."

On Tuesday, Pavel was on his way to a pest control appointment when he came across a motorist standing in the roadway.

"I was approaching a red light, and I saw the man standing at the back of his car," Pavel told me. "I thought maybe he was trying to flag someone down."

It was clear the man was in distress. He was choking to death.

Pavel jumped out of his vehicle and rushed to the man's side—while the dash cam video in the company van recorded the entire incident. 

He tried patting the man on the back—hoping that would dislodge whatever was in the guy's throat—but it did not work.

And performing the Heimlich maneuver proved to be a bit difficult because the victim was a bit larger than Pavel.

In addition to being a fighter, Pavel appeared on two seasons of the hit television show America Ninja Warrior. So, he knows a thing or two about improvising. 

And that's how he came up with the idea to employ a maneuver he normally uses on fighters during cage matches.

"I got a Gable Grip on the guy and just picked him up off the ground," Pavel said.

The improvised emergency maneuver did the trick, and the blockage was cleared in a matter of just a few seconds.

"He thanked me, but it all happened so fast I didn't even get his name," he said.

Back at the pest control company, Pavel's coworkers were shocked by the video. They called him a hero—but that's not how Pavel sees things.

"I just helped somebody out. I took 30 seconds out of my day to help somebody," he said.

Caleb Fabry, the president of Town and Country Pest Solution, sent me a copy of the video on Facebook.

"This guy showed us in this video that nothing matters but life and love," Mr. Fabry said. "I think that is one of the most touching parts of this whole video."

And that brings me back to the company's ethos.

"Yes, we kill bugs and remove animals from people's homes, but more importantly, we do what we do because we love helping others, plain and simple," Mr. Fabry said. "We believe that our business is successful and in the good place that we are in only because of our God. We give Him all the glory."

I believe there is a lesson for us to learn from this modern-day parable that unfolded on a street corner in Rochester. The gentleman who nearly choked to death told Paul something that shook me to my core.

"He said he was trying to get people to help him, but they kept driving around him. He was choking and nobody cared," Pavel said.

 "But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion on him," the Gospel of Luke records (Luke 10:33).

Pavel Fesyuk is that Good Samaritan. He offered a helping hand to a stranger in need. He had mercy on him.

Now, go—and do likewise.

Todd Starnes is host of "Fox News & Commentary," heard on hundreds of radio stations. Sign up for his American Dispatch newsletter, be sure to join his Facebook page and follow him on Twitter. His latest book is The Deplorables' Guide to Making America Great Again.

To contact us or to submit an article, click here.

Get Charisma's best content delivered right to your inbox! Never miss a big news story again. Click here to subscribe to the Charisma News newsletter.

Five ways to deepen your relationship with God, increase your faith and save money!

  • Deepen Your Relationship with God with a FREE eCourse: Click Here to view all of our free e-Courses. Favorite topics include Fear, Forgiveness, Holy Spirit, Supernatural, and How to Hear God.
  • Super Discounts and Close-Out Specials: Click Here to view all our bundles and close-out specials and save up to 86%! Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, the Supernatural and more.
  • God Wants to Anoint Women Now: Rise up and enter the anointing of Deborah, Anna, Esther, Ruth and Hannah. You were called to go higher. Click Here to learn more.
  • Change Your Atmosphere and Circumstances Through Prayer! John Eckhardt's prayer bundle gives you six powerful books to help you pray and change any situation. Click Here.
  • HUGE Bible Sale!: Click Here to save up to 50% off a great selection of Bibles. Plus, get a free gift with each order!

Subscription Special: Subscribe to Charisma for Only $24.97 and get a free gift. With your subscription, you'll receive Born For Significance by best-selling author Bill Johnson. View Offer

Attention Pastors and Leaders: Leadership training and development are crucial for success. Enroll in a FREE 1-hour leadership mini-course by Dr. Mark Rutland. View Details

Related Videos

Newest Videos

Trending Videos

Charisma News - Informing believers with news from a Spirit-filled perspective