Becoming a hero doesn’t require wearing a costume and having a cape. It takes just being at the right place at the right time, and luckily for a group of kids, these two model men were in fact, at the right place at the right time.

Bennett Jonas and Ethan Turnbull were skateboarding in the famous Central Park in New York City, when they noticed a group of kids on the pond, trying to take a picture while on the ice.

“The ice had actually broken … it actually cracked and fallen through and within those moments we just had to get down there and get them out,” said Turnbull of the group of kids, ranging from the ages of 10-16 years old.

Jonas described the scene as chaotic, and said that the kids were trying their best to get out, completely terrified while in the “brutal” freezing cold water.

“As I was entering the water, going in to it … they’re trying to get out as much as you’re trying to get them out. You’re their way out  so they’re trying to get on top of you, get out any way they can,” commented Jonas.

The boys as they fell into the water before the models made it down to rescue them…

One of the boys said afterwards during an interview, that they had thrown things on to the ice to make sure it wouldn’t crack while they went on.

“We were going to take a picture on the ice, and then one of my friends slipped, and once he fell, we all fell in the water,” said Kevin McQueen.

After the two models rescued the children, the kids were taken to nearby hospitals, where they were diagnosed with minor hypothermia related injuries. Luckily, that was all.

We are so thankful that the children are okay, and that those two men were there to rescue them.

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