House Republican saves child's life

A House Republican was in the right place at the right time to save a 2-year-old boy's life in Maryland.

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) pulled over by the side of a state highway last Sunday after seeing several cars stopped and people visibly attempting to revive the child on the ground, according to the Baltimore Sun.

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Harris, who served in the Navy Medical Corps during Operation Desert Shield, successfully helped resuscitate Nathan Smith, who was reportedly suffering from a viral infection that caused a sudden seizure.

His maternal grandfather, Charles Jones, thanked the congressman Monday in a post on Harris's Facebook page

"Thank You Andy from the bottom of our hearts for stopping in a storm and helping our family, we thank God that He put you there when they needed help," he wrote. "My wife and I just want to Thank You for what you did for our family, It had nothing to do with politics, or votes, or taxes, or anything like that, it was just people caring for people in need that didn’t know each other, and that in itself says alot about a person and is just Awesome."

"I'm glad I saw your family on the side of the road and that I was able to get to your grandson to help," Harris replied on Facebook.

According to Jones on Facebook and to the child's parents, Brian and Jess Smith, in the Sun, Nathan has already recovered from the incident.