hero blake

His latest save was on Friday (Nov. 13) – which was sadly the 25th anniversary of the death of his hero of a brother Richie – when he helped four guys whose truck got stuck in a mud hole near the Washita River in Oklahoma.

Bryar and Lenyell Blanton, Adrian Poplin and Josh Turner were near the river when two of them slipped into a mud hole. Bryar told the story to Entertainment Tonight.

“Me and my buddies were checking out the river, when some of my buddies (accidentally) slid into a big mud hole and got stuck for about two hours. Me and Adrian started walking down the road (looking for help) and Blake and his dog, Betty, stopped and picked us up in his truck” he said. “Then, we went back to the river and he tried to get them out with his truck. He couldn’t do it, so he said he would be back in 15 minutes with his tractor. I was just like, ‘Heck yeah!’ and asked him for a photo with us. He lives about 45 minutes from me. If it wasn’t for Blake, I would have been out there for countless hours. And yeah, I would say he is a hero.”