ANCHORAGE, Ak. -- Dramatic surveillance video taken at an Anchorage, Alaska Home Depot is going viral. Thousands are clicking to see why one local 19 year old is being called a hero across the country.
It was an incredible moment that was caught on camera, an infant went tumbling from a shopping cart and Home Depot employee Christopher Strickland caught the baby midair.
"It actually brought tears to my eyes because he was able to be there for the baby", the manager said of the catch.
This was an incident that brought a whole new meaning to the Home Depot slogan, "More Saving, More Doing".
It seems the parents had left their child in a car seat on top of a shopping cart, when it tipped over Chris Strictland was there to catch the infant.
Today Chris is back at work, he is quiet and humble about his heroic action. This a first job for Chris, he says he is saving up for a car. When asked about the quick catch he says he, "didn't have to think twice about trying to keep the baby from falling".
Chris went from employee to hero in a split second. Home Depot will present Chris with an "Angel Award", which is only given to those who show exceptional acts of heroism.