California Highway Patrol Sergeant Kevin Briggs has patrolled San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge for 20 years. Part of his job involves preventing suicidal men and women from jumping off the famous landmark.
In March 2005, Briggs spent an hour talking this 22-year-old man, Kevin Berthia, back up over the railing.
After the rescue, the two men went their separate ways.
But on Wednesday, May 8 — eight years later — they met again. Berthia, now a husband and father of two, presented Briggs with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Public Service Award.
"Kevin found the courage in himself that day to climb back over the rail, this beginning a new stage in his life," Briggs said in his acceptance speech. "Here, standing before us, is the reason we do what we do."