The South Florida lifeguard that was fired last week after saving a drowning man has been offered a job at Legoland.
Thomas Lopez was fired because he left the section of the beach his company is paid to patrol, and the company said he was not supposed to do that.
However, his actions helped saved the life of a man at Hallandale Beach. His firing sparked national outrage.
Now, Legoland is offering him a position, calling him a "model citizen."
"Thomas, we find your efforts to be the work of a true model citizen. And, believe me, we know what it takes to be a model citizen," General Manager Adrian Jones wrote in an open letter to Lopez.
After Lopez's firing, other area lifeguards quit them jobs in protest. Legoland is also offering jobs to any lifeguard who quit.
"We would be honored to welcome you and your fellow brave lifeguards onto the LEGOLAND Florida team," Jones wrote.
was offered his job back, but he declined.
During the rescue, witnesses helped pull the man out of the water and Lopez and an off-duty nurse tended to him until paramedics arrived.
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