Frank McAlister from Knoxville, Tennessee decided to take his son Ted to FanBoy Expo in order to meet his childhood hero, the original “Incredible Hulk” Lou Ferrigno.
As McAlister and his son were having their meet-and-greet with Ferrigno, Ted started to have a seizure.
Without hesitation, Ferrigno called for paramedics and cleared his booth.
“Ted stood and was talking to Lou and I was outside the rail waiting. Ferrigno touched me on the shoulder and said that Ted was trying to tell him something that he couldn’t understand,” McAlister wrote.
“I turned and knew immediately that Ted was having a seizure and I told Ferrigno what the problem was and I needed to get to him.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
According to Wate, it was then that Ferrigno cleared his booth and called for the paramedics. As they were waiting for help to arrive,. Ferrigno calmed the boy and made sure he was laid safely on the ground.
Ferrigno credits his sheriff and CPR training with the way he was able to respond in the situation. According to The Independent Journal Review, “Ferrigno is a reserve sheriff’s deputy in both Los Angeles, and San Luis Obispo, California.”
For his part, Ferrigno said he was just happy the incident occurred at his booth and not somewhere like the restroom, or somewhere Ted would have been alone.
According to McAlister’s Facebook post, Ferrigno then asked for Ted to be brought back after he had fully recovered so that they could take another photo together, free of charge.
McAlister praised Ferrigno for the way he acted.
“Talk about a real life Action Hero! This man is the real deal. It was an absolute honor to shake his hand and a greater honor to say Thank You to a gentle Giant. I pray that God will bless this man and keep him safe and out of harms way. Thanks for a wonderful memory,” wrote McAlister.
Ferrigno later responded via Twitter.
“I’m just happy I could be of help!” he tweeted.
I'm just happy I could be of help! https://t.co/ay9jE0HbmB
— Lou Ferrigno (@LouFerrigno) June 25, 2017
Ferrigno is a real hero and definitely earned the Hulk name that day.
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