Trey Smith Describes Heroic Effort to Help Scared Child During Parade Shooting

Trey Smith helped comfort a scared child during Wednesday's mass shooting
Trey Smith helped comfort a scared child during Wednesday's mass shooting / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

This is one of the saddest and most tragic days in Kansas City history that I can remember, as 23 people were injured and one killed during the Chiefs' Super Bowl parade.

There are no silver linings when tragedy befalls a city like this, though some stories serve as a reminder of how heroic certain individuals can be in these situations. One such example is Trey Smith, who explained to Good Morning America Thursday morning how he helped support a scared child during the shooting.

See what he had to say below.

WATCH: Trey Smith Explains How He Helped Scared Child During Mass Shooting

Smith, the Chiefs' star right guard, described seeing a child as he was running to safety in a closet and grabbing the kid alongside long-snapper James Winchester.

He noted the child was hysterical and panicked, though Smith used the WWE belt he was carrying around the parade to comfort the young Chiefs fan during the tragic moments.

They talked about their favorite wrestlers and wrestling matches, taking attention away from the catastrophe to help ease the child's mind.

In his interview, Smith noted that Kansas City would stand together as a city and "we're going to be strong." Smith was strong on Wednesday, and his actions can not go unnoticed in Chiefs Kingdom.

No words can ease the pain the city is feeling, though it's encouraging that we still have heroes and a passionate community desperate to impact the world in a positive way.

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