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Published:July 20th, 2013 13:04 EST

Man, 72, Lifts Jeep Off His Son-in-Law

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A septuagenarian Canadian man who lifted a sport utility vehicle off his trapped son-in-law says he`s not super, I just did what I could do."


Cecil Stuckless, 72, says his son-in-law Frank Vatcher was replacing the brakes on his SUV in Salvage, Newfoundland, recently when the vehicle fell on him, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported."


When Vatcher cried out "Cec, Help Me", the elderly gentleman didn`t respond, "Gee, I`m 72-freaking-years-old, what do you expect me to do?"

The old man didn`t settle for doing the least he could do, he didn`t call 911, and sit and wait for the first responders to try and save his son-in-law`s life.

The septuagenarian lifted the SUV just enough for Vatcher to extricate himself. We never know what we are capable of doing until we try.

Vatcher was rushed to a hospital, and he`s expected to recover from his injuries.

Moral of this story: Old people aren`t expendable and useless; some of them are superheroes just waiting to be summoned for help in a time of need.

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