Heflin, who was a volunteer firefighter at the time, happened to be listening to the police scanner when a call came in that there was a baby abandoned under a pine tree at Mt. Hope Cemetery. However, police failed to find the baby there, so Heflin went to another local cemetery on a hunch, according to ABC News. He found the newborn infant just in time, as she wouldn't have lasted long in the subzero degree weather.
That newborn was adopted a week later by Bonnie and Greg James, and named Skyler. Bonnie James tried for years to contact her daughter's rescuer, and finally found him in time for a surprise reunion at Skyler's graduation party.
"I was totally shocked," Skyler James told the outlet. "It's something that I've dreamed of since I was a little kid, and it's amazing."
The two embraced and Heflin presented the teen with the jacket he wore the night he rescued her.
Reunions between rescuer and rescued are always heartwarming, especially when many years have passed. In another sweet story, Dave Hickman was recently reunited with Mary Ellen Suey, a woman he rescued in the woods of Indiana nearly 60 years ago.