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  • - This story is unbelievable.

  • Our next guest found her dad trapped under his truck

  • in their garage that was engulfed in flames.

  • Without even thinking, she lifted the 7,000 pound truck

  • and pulled her dad to safety.

  • From Vienna, Virginia, please welcome

  • Charlotte Heffelmire and her dad Eric.

  • Okay, so what exactly happened?

  • - So it was the Saturday after Thanksgiving,

  • and my dad was just working on the truck.

  • And I just had a feeling that something was weird.

  • So I walk into the garage,

  • open the garage door, and the entire garage was black.

  • I can't see anything except, like, a small flame

  • in the back corner. I'm barefoot.

  • I run over to him, and all I remember him saying is

  • "You have to lift the truck."

  • - So what-- what do you see?

  • You see his legs sticking out or what part was sticking out?

  • - Right. His legs were sticking out.

  • I thought we was just working under the car.

  • I didn't think anything really was happening.

  • - You didn't see that it was on top of him?

  • - Right, I did not see that.

  • - Also there was smoke in there. - Right.

  • - Okay, so you were able to talk,

  • and you said, "You have to--"

  • - She says I did.

  • I, uh, I don't remember a whole lot at the time,

  • but she says that I said "help me" or something to that--

  • - Right, yeah, "help me" would be what I would say.

  • - Yeah, please. - Uh.

  • - If it's not too much trouble. - Yeah.

  • - Please, please help me. - If you could please--

  • um, so then, what happens?

  • How do you lift a truck?

  • - I don't know.

  • I mean, it was-- I just kinda, I went over to it.

  • The--there were only three wheels,

  • and one wheel was gone.

  • And it was touching the ground completely.

  • And he was stuck under it, and he just said,

  • "You have to lift the truck."

  • So I just-- I lifted it.

  • It took two tries to really lift it up, but--

  • - Oh, it took two tries. - I know--

  • [laughter]

  • - Oh. So, okay, so--

  • now, like, are you-- are you on the ground?

  • Like, how are you-- how do you even think about

  • lifting a truck?

  • - I don't know. I-I started to lift it,

  • and I felt like I wasn't moving anything.

  • I really didn't feel like-- I was like, okay, I'm, oh, yup,

  • all right, like--is it moving? Is it moving?

  • But it was up enough where I kinda jammed my hip

  • under the wheel well and pulled him out

  • and just dropped the truck and then pulled him out.

  • - So you lifted it, and then rested it on your hip.

  • - Right.

  • - And then pulled your dad out? - Right, right.

  • - And then, then, after that

  • you had to get the truck out of there

  • 'cause you thought the truck would catch fire, right?

  • - Right, I was super afraid that the truck engine

  • would just explode and take out the house,

  • and I didn't know who was in the house,

  • where they were in the house.

  • So I ran around to the truck,

  • you know, I was hesitant to start it.

  • I didn't want the engine to explode.

  • But I started it, and it wasn't moving.

  • It just wouldn't move. There's three wheels,

  • one is touching the ground.

  • There's no wheel at all.

  • And punch in to four wheel drive,

  • and I'm literally standing on the accelerator, like,

  • come on, like, I gotta get this thing out of--

  • out of the garage.

  • So it finally moves, and it's dancing around

  • and skating around and I finally get it far enough

  • away from the house that I can chuck the keys

  • and throw the keys or whatever it is.

  • - Wow, that is cra-- well you can see how bad

  • the fire is. - Right.

  • - So--and thank goodness you moved the truck.

  • So however--when--when the truck dropped, it caused--

  • it knocked over a gas can or something.

  • Which then there was a spark maybe from the wheel touching

  • which set the fire, right?

  • - Yeah, that's what they think.

  • I think they're, you know-- they're guessing

  • as what ignited it, but it was definitely gas.

  • - I mean, that's like-- the fact that you

  • were so concerned about the house

  • that you went to get the truck after what you did.

  • - Right. - I mean, in--

  • it--just the whole story's crazy.

  • You hear these stories about people being able to lift

  • a truck--a 7,000 pound truck, but usually it's a man.

  • - Right. - You're 19 years old,

  • and even if it's a man, it's--it's impressive.

  • Um, so what was the one thing you were concerned about

  • inside the house? - Um, so, after ever--

  • I got everyone out, I was just kinda, okay,

  • now the--the house might go down.

  • Hopefully it doesn't, but after the whole thing,

  • I sprinted to the basement,

  • I have this big Russell Wilson Fathead.

  • I was like, oh, thank God, like,

  • Russell Wilson is fine, like--

  • [laughter]

  • It's still stuck to the wall, but, actually--

  • there's a-- I don't know.

  • The entire basement flooded after that,

  • so Russell's kinda peeled off the wall right now,

  • but it's okay.

  • - So needless to say you're a Seahawks fan?

  • - I am. - All right.

  • So, uh, well we told the Seahawks

  • how much you love them,

  • and they sent over a bunch of swag.

  • And they also offered four tickets

  • to any home game next season.

  • - Wow, thank you. - Um--

  • - Thank you.

  • [cheers and applause]

  • Wow. Thank you.

  • - You're welcome.

  • Also, also, you are saving up for college,

  • and, uh, Shutterfly loves helping people share life's joy,

  • and they want to give you a check for $10,000.

  • - Wow, thank you.

  • [cheers and applause]

  • Thank you so much.

  • Oh, my gosh. - It's heavy, be careful.

  • - Thank you so much.

- This story is unbelievable.

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