Margaret Roso owes her life to two young St. Louis Blues fans so she took the opportunity to tell them in front of thousands of people.
The 88-year-old grandmother called Jared Grzywacz and Collin Fenton, two complete strangers who were on the way to watch their St. Louis Blues when they heroically pulled her from her burning Collinsville, Ill., home, "my guardian angels."
The two friends were honored before the Blues played the Anaheim Ducks in a celebration of "Hometown Heroes" before the game on Friday.
Roso appeared on the scoreboard as Grzywacz and Fenton were standing out on the ice.
"I said I didn't have any shoes on and he just picked me up and basically carried me out in the car and turned the heat on and warmed me all up," Roso said, relaying the story on the Blues scoreboard. "Then took me down to my friend's house."
"Thank you so much and I love you guys," Roso said.
The friends were presented with a Proclaimation of Honor by deputy fire chief of the St. Louis Fire Department, Brian Walsh, Collinsville fire chief Kevin Edmond and Collinsville mayor John Miller.
In an in-game interview, the pair shrugged off their feat.
"We saw a fire and asked the people if eveyrthing was alright. They said their grandma was in there," Grzywacz said. "Just trying to help out someone in need."
"It's hard to explain. You just react. You don't really do much, you just react," Fenton said.
"We're not heroes. We just did what you should to in that situation," Grzywacz said. "You can't just drive by. You have to do what's right."