Firefighter Rescued A Baby Girl In A House Fire 17 Years Ago. Now, He's Attending Her Graduation.

An incredible story.

17 years ago, a newspaper reported on a house fire in Wenatchee, Wash. The article headline read "She's alive!"

Back then, firefighter Mike Hughes pulled 9-month-old Dawnielle Davison out of her crib as her house erupted in flames and smoke. 

"Another 20 seconds and it would have been a different outcome," Hughes tells KOMO News.

But after finding her through Facebook, the firefighter reconnected with Davison and decided to attend her high school graduation.

With her hero in the audience, Davison said she was filled with emotion.

"They're happy tears, just to realize that, you know, some things could have gone wrong," Davison said.

Hughes, now retired at 61, was a captain of Wenatchee Fire Department at the time of the fire, according to ABC News. The department was organized by volunteers in 1895.

And thanks to Hughes' brave efforts, we're certain that both he and Davison will never forget this special day.

'That’s what my career and the fire service is all about,' Hughes added.

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