With the nation and the world still reeling after the bombing at Monday's Boston Marathon, and amidst an ongoing investigation that is described as having made "significant progress," this evening "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed a gentleman being heralded as a hero for his selfless actions amidst the terror.
In the aftermath of the explosion, Tyler Dodd rushed to the aid of the injured, in the process happening upon a young woman named Victoria:
"Out of all the people that I was able to console and help, she stuck out in my mind more than anyone else for some reason. We had some kind of unspoken bond," he told Piers Morgan. "I got her to look at me, first off. She looked me right in the eyes. And I asked her what her name was."
With chaos defining the afternoon, Dodd called upon his medical training in trauma and first aid, and trusted his instincts:
"I remember trying to be aware of my body language and not to look at her injuries as to make the situation worse for her," said Dodd. "I tried to keep as calm as I could and to keep her as calm. And I drew my strength from her strength."
In the words of Morgan's guest, Monday's bombings were "intended to instill terror and fear on Boston, and the world."
But for Dodd, who's lived in town for only a year, those responsible for the attacks hardly achieved that goal:
"What I took away from it is that I don't see it as doing such. I saw humanity at its finest. I saw people of all different cultural backgrounds, and nationalities, helping each other in a terrible, terrible time," he shared with Morgan. "The human spirit truly rising above what had happened. And it was an amazing thing to be a part of. I'm truly blessed to have been able to work alongside such heroes."
Watch the clip, and listen further, as Dodd displays the t-Shirt he wore on Monday, explaining why he plans never to wash the blood-stained garment.
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