'Come to Jesus'

04.13.12

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Saves Woman From Fire, Calls It a ‘Come to Jesus’ Moment (VIDEO)

First Ryan Gosling, now Cory Booker: The Newark mayor rushed to a burning building late Thursday night, saving his neighbor’s life. Twitter has since exploded with superherolike tales of Cory Booker. Read the best tweets and watch Booker himself describe the rescue.

Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker joined the gang at CBS This Morning to recount his heroic rescue of a neighbor from her burning home. Booker describes his “come to Jesus” moment when, while searching for the woman, he realized there was a very good chance he might not make it out of the house. With burns on his hand he was taken to the hospital, where he promptly texted Gayle King to let her know he was OK. “Yesterday all my problems were really big to me. Today things feel a lot more clear,” Booker said at a press conference Friday morning. “And I have a lot more respect for firefighters!”

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