Credit: Chris Tolleson on Instagram Photo: Chris Tolleson

Regardless of what you may think of Chris Tolleson on the MTV matchmaking reality show Are You the One?, you have to admire his heroics!

The reality show contestant helped rescue a man from a burning car a few weeks ago, as TMZ reports — just moments before the car exploded.

Chris tells the site that he and two friends encountered the wrecked car as they drove around Virginia Beach. The car had struck a tree, a man was unconscious in the passenger seat, and the driver was no longer on the scene.

The three guys pried back the tree far enough for them to open the car door and get the passenger out. They carried him 50 feet, but they heard the car begin to "crackle," so they carried him 50 feet more. Only minutes later, the car exploded.

Cell phone video taken at the scene shows first responders carting the victim away on a stretcher, though his fate remains unknown. Chris tells TMZ that he himself was cut up in the process, and that his friends suffered first-degree-burns.

Are You the One is currently casting for Season 2, but Chris just made himself a hard act to follow!

Source: TMZ

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