He was 101 years old -- but not too old to inspire people of all ages.
It's a story that could have spread the word and maybe saved a life or two.
It was in that exact spot that a 91-year-old woman's car hit him in the dimming dusk.
It's just a half block from where we live, so when the police helicopter was orbiting about us and the emergency vehicles were converging, I grabbed my video camera and, in true journalist spirit, scurried over and recorded the scene.
I didn't know anything about the victim until I called the Burbank Police watch commander later that night. He could only confirm that the pedestrian had died and that he was a 101-year-old man.