Not every story of bravery and heroism concludes with a reward from the king — but this one does.
This past spring, two Saudi Arabian teens in the western Red Sea port of Jeddah, near Mecca, climbed a burning building to reach an 11-year-old boy trapped inside on the second floor.
The teens smashed open a window and dragged the boy out of the building. Emirates 24/7 reports that the child "was dangled down to safety on a ladder with the help of other teenagers."
The rescue mission was completed just as emergency crews arrived on the scene.
"It was a heroic operation by those Saudi young men, who saved the life of that boy," a Kabar newspaper wrote.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia gave the two young men SAR 1 million ($263,273.00 CAD) each for their "heroic act," the London-based Saudi Arabic language daily Alsharqalawsat said.Read More »from Two Saudi Arabian teens rescue 11-year-old boy from burning building