In 2014, a 76-year-old woman was in the parking lot of a Winn-Dixie, a Florida grocery store. Security cameras were filming in broad daylight when a young man attacked her in his attempt to steal her purse.
However, another man named Kendrick Taylor was not about to let the thief get away with this. The gold-hearted Navy veteran was more than equipped to defend someone in need. He heard the woman scream while on his way to the gym, then saw her being pushed into a car and knocked around.
But before the thief could flee on his bike, Kendrick snapped into superhero mode. Without any hesitation, he ran after the thief, tackled him and restrained him while he called the police! In turn, he saved the woman’s life.
Not only did Kendrick receive the Medal of Merit from the Orlando Orange County Sheriff’s Office for his good deed, Ellen DeGeneres also heard of his heroism and invited him onto her show.
In the heartwarming clip below, Ellen presents Kendrick with a few amazing surprises — but the best one of all is when she announces a special guest has been secretly waiting backstage. All Kendrick has to do is turn around… and his reaction is absolutely priceless.