On a hot Independence Day in 2018, BP employee Anthony was hard at work in his new job at the gas station. But when he looked towards the forecourt outside, he spotted a woman in serious trouble. Shocked, the worker saw her mouth the words “help me,” and he immediately jumped into action.
It was July 4, 2018, and Anthony was serving customers at the gas station in Steubenville, Ohio. Yet while he had only been in the job for a month, he nevertheless brought all the qualities required for a situation that arose while he was on duty.
The summer of 2018 had been one of the hottest in U.S. history. Indeed, by early July, Ohio was in the grips of its second heatwave of the year. Temperatures had been in excess of 90°F for more than three days running, and the July average of 83°F was well above normal for Steubenville.