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(KTVI) - A Georgia man was at the right place at the right time to save a baby found crawling alongside a highway.

Bryant Collins is now being called a hero for rescuing the 15-month-old girl.

This past Friday, he found a baby on the side of the road.

"When I got out it was a baby almost right here, almost in the highway," he told reporters.

Collins says he thought, 'What the hell is going on? A baby?'

The 15-month-old baby had crawled through the woods, 300 yards from home.

The baby's father, Timothy Pickens was arrested.

The baby's father, Timothy Pickens was arrested.

When emergency crews arrived, they arrested the child's father, Timothy Pickens, and will likely arrest the child's mother as well.

Collins says he stayed with the baby for two hours.  "So the baby started crying then. So I turned my phone on and let the baby listen to some gospel music, and she calmed back down. I know gospel music calm me down," Collins said.

On this day, Collins was a hero, but he says he could have never saved the life of the baby if he hadn't save his own life long ago.

"I did ten years in the federal institution for manufacturing cocaine. While I was in prison, I decided I can't come home like I came to prison."

Collins has been free and clean for five years. And it's in his new job as an auto repairman that he found himself on the roadside, in the right place to save the baby girl.

"It made me feel good that I could be in society and do good, just as well as you can do pad, you can do good, you know."

8 comments

    • Shaniqua Jefferson

      That babys dad been hangin out with satan.
      That man that saved that child saw the light of the Lord and Jesus guided his way. He was rediemed from his past of sinning. Ya better hope that more folks do good things than bad in this world, or all is lost to darkeness.

    • rose

      ST. TANN- Thank you for all the information in your comment, now I know to skip your comments, as none will ever be taken serious again. Good Luck.

  • Cathy Pabst

    God bless that man and God bless that adorable baby! So glad he was there for her! God always puts us where He needs us the most!

  • Lawrence Michael Moore

    MR COLLINS SOMEONE HEALED AND BLESSED YOU WHILE YOU WERE IN PRISON… PEOPLE, WHETHER THEY BE INMATE OR STAFF THOUGHT ENOUGH, CARED ENOUGH TO HEAL AND BLESS YOU… IN WHATEVER WAY IT HAPPENED… AND MR COLLINS THEY THOUGHT ENOUGH, CARED ENOUGH… BECAUSE MR COLLINS…. SOMEONE HEALED AND BLESSED THEM WHILE YOU WERE IN PRISON…
    FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST… THANK GOD ALMIGHTY MR. COLLINS IS FREE AT LAST…

  • PaulH

    Glad to see that little girl is now safe. Good job, Bryant! You did well. Kudos to you for turning your life around! Wish i could meet you and shake your hand!

  • Jess

    Who the hell wouldn’t call the police and stay with the baby as long as needed if they saw one crawling near the highway? Why are we calling people heroes for doing the obvious thing?

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