9-year-old Addie Rodriguez was saved from heartbreak when Matthew Garcia, a senior at Central Catholic High School in San Antonio, Texas, came to the rescue. The fourth grader was performing for the high school when the other cheerleaders’ fathers joined them on the field. As the other girls were lifted onto their fathers’ shoulders, Addie was left alone. Able Rodriguez, Addie’s father and Air Force veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, had left just days before to continue training at Travis Air Force Base in California.
The teen basically ran towards the little girl and lifted her up on his shoulders.
Talk about a hero!