The man who rescued a baby in a stroller from rolling into the street in a viral video has announced that he has been hired at an Applebee’s restaurant in Southern California.

As Ron Nessman was leaving a job interview at a restaurant chain, he saw a stroller heading towards the traffic while the baby’s great-aunt fell to the ground.

On Thursday, he informed NBCLA that he had been hired for a dishwashing job, which comes as a relief after eight years of being homeless.

“I’ll earn everything I get so with that in mind, you know, I appreciate the opportunity that Applebee’s has given me. It’s really cool,” Nessman stated.

According to a manager from the Applebee’s location where Nessman has been hired, the decision to offer the job was not influenced by the viral video, as stated in their conversation with the Southern California outlet.

“He’s a great guy and he was a great candidate, and he’ll definitely fit with us here in Team Victorville at Applebee’s,” general manager Emily Canady stated.

The Good Samaritan expressed his gratitude for having a job and being able to work after being homeless for years. Although online fundraisers have been initiated, he prefers to earn his own income.

“I gotta come to work tomorrow and I can hardly wait to start doing what I do, you know what I mean? It’s going to be a good feeling,” he stated.

Nessman was unaware of the video’s widespread reach following the incident, but he is pleased with its extensive circulation.

He said that family members from Florida and Missouri have contacted him to inform that they saw it through the outlet.

According to Nessman, both the baby and her great-aunt are doing well and he is grateful for that.

Nessman saved the baby in video footage that showed the baby’s great-aunt tripping and falling down, which caused her to lose her hold on the stroller. The video was agonizing to watch.

Nessman spotted a baby being carried by strong winds towards the busy four-lane Bear Valley Road while sitting on a bench at a carwash nearby in the high desert.

“I didn’t have time to even think about it. You just react,” he said.

“I heard screaming to the right, she said. And I look back and I see a stroller going down the driveway and my heart dropped.”

At that moment, my brother prevented the stroller from rolling into the road. I mentioned that cars were going at a speed of 50 to 55 and there was a lot of traffic at that time of day.

He stated: “I knew I could get it and I got it and I’m thankful for that because I really wouldn’t want to see the end result if I wasn’t there.

“She tried everything she possibly could to get up. Her knees were bleeding when I got up to her. She was still shocked and she was crying.”

On May 1 at around 7:30 pm, USSGoodGirl posted the video with the following caption: “Windy AF here today and the stroller rolled away… Thank god a man catches the stroller before anything bad happens to this lady’s baby.”

After being shared on Twitter, the post has received over 58 million views.

There are many users on social media who are expressing their wish for Nessman to be hired at Applebees.

One person said: “I hope he gets that job he applied for. Incredible!!!’ and another said ‘Please give him the job.”

Another wrote: “I wish this man happiness and I hope he is able to get a job and move ahead with his life.”

There were individuals who questioned the absence of a lock on the stroller when they observed the video.

“Holy s**t!!” someone else said. “Why wasn’t it locked?! No way I’d let my hands off a stroller if it was windy like that.”

Many viewers were shocked and grateful for Nessman’s intervention before they could identify him.

“I hope the guy who saved the day by catching the stroller got some kind of kudos locally. Impressive feat,” wrote one person.

“I watched that with my heart in my throat,” another user said.”God bless that man.”