Actor Jamie Foxx says he is not a hero for saving the life of a man late Monday night, but if Foxx had not come along, Brett Kyle would be dead today instead of in the hospital with a broken collarbone and punctured lung.

Foxx was in his home in hidden Valley, California when he heard the crash nearby. He rushed out and with the help of an unnamed man, cut Kyle out of his seat belt. Moments later, the car burst into flames.

Kyle’s father, Brad, met up with Foxx to personally thank him for what he had done.

“I think we all hope that we can do something when the time is there. But the question is do we act or do we fear our own lives, and he did not. [Foxx] was here when he needed to be here. He was here for my son. And as far as I am concerned, he saved his life.”

Watch their encounter here.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at