This year’s installment of Comic-Con has already gifted us The Walking Dead season six trailer in all its gritty glory. Now, fans of the show have been given another nice surprise: an anecdote that proves Norman Reedus, who plays our favorite shaggy-haired, bow and arrow badass, is actually a hero in real life.
As Mashable reports, during TV Guide’s Fan Favorites panel on Saturday, Reedus relayed a story in which he acted fast to save a person’s life. The best part of the whole thing is that he went into Good Samaritan mode immediately after he himself had sustained a pretty serious cut while filming on The Walking Dead set:
“One time, he said, a severe cut on his hand led to one such visit to the hospital, but his ride back to his house took a turn when he and his driver spotted an overturned 18-wheeler on the side of the road. A woman said the driver had suffered a heart attack.
As help hadn’t yet arrived on scene, Reedus — injured hand and all — helped remove the man from the vehicle. Once the paramedics arrived, his good deed did not go unnoticed by the paramedic, who had just escorted him from set.
“He said, ‘Didn’t we just take you to the hospital?’ And I was like, ‘Yes, but [the driver of the 18-wheeler] is actually your guy [now],” Reedus said. “It was the weirdest day ever.”
Zombie apocalypse or not, sounds like Reedus is the guy to always have by your side.