Fruits and veggies can save your life. You can add them to your diet to be more healthy. You can use them to cushion a 7-story fall.

In all seriousness, some folks were in the right place at the right time this past Friday and an NYC woman’s life was saved by some well placed boxes of fresh produce.

Barbara Heller, 76, accidentally stumbled out her 7th flood window where some local grocers were unloading boxes below. 

The boxes of fruits and veggies undoubtedly saved Heller’s life and although she was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries, they were non-life threatening. 

Barbara is a retired New Orleans burlesque performer and has lived in her building since 1964. One friend described her as “a legend.”

We wish her a speedy recovery.