Fire Hero Pops the Question on Live TV

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    Horia Cretan in full hero mode.

    A Good Samaritan, shown on video dramatically rescuing a child from a Bronx fire, has moved on to another great moment: proposing marriage on live television.
        
    Horia Cretan got down on one knee Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America." The woman, identified only as "Desiree," said yes. Cretan slipped a ring on her finger.
        
    Moments earlier, Cretan recalled being in his store Wednesday and hearing "desperate screams."

    He rushed outside, saw "waves of smoke" billowing from a fourth-floor window and used a ladder to get to the fire escape.
        
    A firefighter handed him a limp, unconscious 4-year-old. Using a curtain as a shield from falling debris, Cretan carried the boy to safety.
        
    The child is expected to survive.