WATCH: Marines rescue car’s passengers from rising floodwaters

Marines are trained to go toward the danger.

Last Thursday, a group of Marine Corps Body Bearers was heading home after its fifth funeral service of the day during some torrential downpours in the Washington, D.C., area, according to Task & Purpose. They noticed a man and woman in trouble in their stalled vehicle as floodwaters continued to rise near Arlington National Cemetery, Task & Purpose reported.

Without hesitation, five Marines went to work. The woman inside the vehicle recorded what happened in a TikTok video that has gone viral.

“There wasn’t even really a conversation about it,” Capt. Katie Kochert, a spokeswoman for Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., told Task & Purpose. “They were like, ‘Yeah, we need to stop and help push this car to safety.’ ”

In the video, the unnamed woman says, “The Marines are going to help us,” as five Marines wade into the knee-high floodwaters. “This is so cool. We just got stuck.”

After the car is put in neutral, the Marines begin pushing the passengers to safety.

“Thank you so much!” the woman says. “This is so cool. Oh, my God. This is the most American thing ever.”

Marine Corps Body Bearers perform funeral services at Arlington National Cemetery and elsewhere, according to Task & Purpose.

“Nothing about what we did was exceptional,” Cpl. Mitchell Wojtowicz said in a statement to Task & Purpose. “Helping people is just the standard.”

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