First Responders Worked to Save Amtrak Survivors

Many passengers returned to the train to help the injured.
1:41 | 05/14/15

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you may need. Back from Philadelphia tonight, and we're right now learning the name of the engineer of the train, 32-year-old Brandon Bostian from queens, New York. We're ending here tonight with the heroes, the perfect strangers we met who helped one another. Reporter: They call Philadelphia the city of brotherly love. And we were moved today by all of the acts of kindness. That husband and father trapped in the train, who told me he remembers waiting for help and the officer who held his hand. Leonard later told me something else. That his 5-year-old son saw him on the news. Looked at the news and he said, there's daddy, he's missing his hat, his glasses and his smile. Reporter: Tonight, he wants his boy to know he's smiling again. So many stories of passengers helping strangers who were trapped with them. The car kind of filled with smoke and so, people were like, it's time to get out. Reporter: And then there was the nurse. Joan, a passenger, even with fractured ribs, she was helping everyone else. You know, I tried to help anybody who was there. There's many injured people on the train and they're very, very upset. Reporter: And at the crash site, one more act of kindness. A passengerer who lost her shoes during impact, they were blown off of her feet, and the unexpected gift. Someone told me that I have been dill leer use and they carried me off. The shoes? My shoes? Are not my shoes. I lost my shoes. A lady gave me her shoes. Reporter: A gift from a complete stranger who got her through. Stranger giving her a pair of shoes. And that is "World news tonight" from Philadelphia. Much more on "Nightline" and on "Good morning America." And I'll see you right back here from New York tomorrow night. Until then, good night.

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