May 03, 2022 A Hero Behind the Wheel in Ukraine
Not all heroes wear capes, some drive Mercedes-Benz vans.
Last week, NBC Nightly News spotlighted the heroics of a ballroom dance instructor in Mariupol, Ukraine who made multiple trips into the besieged city to rescue nearly one hundred kids in his Mercedes-Benz Metris Van.
Dodging shrapnel and landmines, Nazar Shashkov took as many of his students as he could along with their belongings and families, to deliver them to safety via his trusty Mercedes-Benz passenger van. While his van shows signs of the many dangerous trips, the star is still prominently displayed, and he still plans to continue his dance lessons in a safe venue.
Watch this amazing story from NBC Nightly News here.