Foxx posted a photo of the moment to his Instagram with the caption: "No heroes... Just happy fathers."
Credit: Jamie Foxx/Instagram

ICYMI: Jamie Foxx rescued a man from a burning car that had crashed outside his home in Hidden Valley, California on Monday.

After hearing a loud crash, the Oscar winner ran outdoors and saw an overturned truck almost completely engulfed in flames. With the help of another witness, he cut the man's seatbelt using a pair of scissors and freed the driver—32-year-old Brett Kyle—just in the nick of time.

"As we pulled him out, within five seconds later, the truck goes up [in flames]," Foxx said. "I don't look at it as heroic. I just look at it as, you know, you just had to do something."

Not a hero? Just try telling that to Brett's dad Brad, who broke down in tears after thanking Foxx for saving his son's life. "It's all tears of joy," he told KABC-TV. "It doesn't matter to me who it was or what they do for a living. Just the idea that someone would do that is so much more than I could fathom."

Afterward, Brad visited Foxx in person to show his gratitude, and the actor posted a shot of the two men enbracing to his Instagram on Tuesday. "Met the father of the young man from last night today, " Foxx wrote. "This is all that matters. That a man, a son, a brother's life was spared last night. God had his arms wrapped around all of us... No heroes... Just happy fathers."

Truly amazing!

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