(ORLANDO, Fla.) — Orlando shooting victim Angel Colon was reunited in a local hospital Thursday with the police officer who saved his life.
Angel Colon, who was shot three times and critically injured at the Pulse nightclub early Sunday, was able to survive after Eatonville Police Officer Omar Delgado pulled him out of the club, according to hospital officials. Video shows Delgado visiting Colon today at the Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Colon and Delgado, who were seeing each other for the first time since the shooting, smiled at each other as soon as Delgado walked into the hospital room.
“My name is Officer Omar Delgado. I’m one of the ones that helped you get out of harm’s way,” Delgado says in the video. “I need a big hug.”
The two embraced for several moments while Delgado told him repeatedly that he was “so glad” he was alive. Colon’s family cried and hugged each other in the background while Colon and Delgado interacted.
“I’m getting there, little by little,” Colon said, before showing Delgado exactly where he was injured.
Colon’s room was filled with balloons and flowers.
“I was so happy,” Colon said of meeting the man who saved him. “I’ve been wanting to see the man that took me out of that horrible place.”
Delgado called the reunion “very emotional.”
“You only get one life,” Delgado said. “I’m glad now that he can be with his family and continue living his life.”
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