A Fresno, California man is being hailed a hero online after confronting a potentially deadly apartment complex fire to save his wife, child – and his rack of ribs.
In an interview with KPMH Fox 26 News right after the daring rescue, Robert Wright said he was barbecuing a rack of ribs at 3 A.M. – a completely normal thing to do – when he saw flames coming out of the window of the apartment next door.
“Only thing I think first man, ‘make sure them ribs is right’ and I ran in and got my family man, and brung everybody out safely,” Wright said in the interview.
His priorities might not seem to check out at first but, as Wright said, “I thought about my ribs like, I ain’t gonna’ let my ribs burn and stuff ‘cause I take pride in what I do man, it’s like three o’clock in the morning and I was hungry.”
It should be noted Wright does say he got his family out of the apartment first, but his ramblings also seem to paint a clear picture of what his mind was focused on at the time.
To be fair though, they do look like some pretty well-cooked ribs.
But the story isn’t all fun and games. A mother and her six-year-old child were in the apartment next door when the fire broke out, KPMH reports. They were apparently able to get out through the window but had to be hospitalized for smoke inhalation.
As for Wright, “I ain’t get no injuries and stuff except for all the smoke in my lungs and stuff but I already had smoke in my lungs so I’m alright.”
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.