“They were halfway across the road, holding hands as they always did on their way to meet the school bus, when 9-year-old Anaiah Tucker and her 5-year-old sister, Camry, saw the truck bearing down on them. There wasn’t time for both of them to escape. And so, in an act of sisterly love and selfless courage, Anaiah pushed her little sister to safety and took the full impact herself.
She had just one thought, she said Wednesday; her little sister ‘was too young to be hit like this, and if she got hit she wouldn’t hardly be alive. She would be probably gone forever.’
Yet that brave big sister, who lost a leg and nearly her life that day, does not believe that she is a hero. ‘I feel like one, but I really didn’t deserve to be one,’ Anaiah told Ann Curry on TODAY. ‘I love her so much.’”