12-year-old Maddie is a true inspiration.
She was on the way to Busch Gardens in Virginia with her family when they witnessed a car accident. Their mother pulled over to help, but while she was on the phone with 911, the man who caused the accident approached their van.
Before the mom could make it back to the vehicle, the man stuck his hand inside the car, unlocked the door and climbed in.
Authorities say that the man tried to take off with Maddie and her 7-year-old sister in the car. However, he didn't realize the girls came from a long line of police officers and firefighters.
That's when Maddie's instincts kicked in.
"I just went for it. Nothing passed my mind except, 'He is a psycho and he needs to get out of the car.'"
Her story of bravery and strength is amazing. She probably saved her sister's, and her own, life.