Among the mighty feats that MTV's "Girl Code" accomplishes is empowering its viewers to laugh off their insecurities and embrace their inner superstar. There's a kick-ass chick in all of us, so each week, we're shining the spotlight on one newsworthy woman who deserves a standing ovation. And some cake. Cake is good. Take a look at our latest pick!
Alondra Gervacio holds her daughter, Perla, during an interview.
Being a mom is a hard enough job as it is, but being a mom and covert superhero? Excuse us while we explode into applause.
New York City mom Alondra Gervacio learned how to strike that balance earlier this week, when an out of control taxi cut across multiple lanes on a busy street and directly into her -- and her baby's -- path. The taxi driver, who had collapsed from a heart attack behind the wheel, hit Alondra and crushed the stroller she was pushing under its wheels, trapping Alondra's eight-month-old daughter, Perla, under the car.
Unconcerned for her own safety, Alondra summoned superhuman strength and dove under the taxi to rescue her little girl. Running high on a mix of adrenaline and pure mama-bear power, Alondra pulled Perla from under the car and rushed her to safety. Thanks to Alondra's quick thinking, the pair only suffered minor injuries, and thanks to CCTV, the moment has been captured on tape to remind everyone that superheros walk among us, every day.
Check out the amazing rescue:
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