A former homeless man in southern California managed to save a newborn child laying in a baby carriage from rolling into a busy street.

Ron Nessman, who was homeless for eight years, was just leaving a branch of the Applebee's restaurant chain in Victorville following a job interview, when he spotted a baby carriage hurdling away from a car parked in the restaurant's parking lot and towards the street.

The child's great-aunt had stumbled, prompting Nessman to rush over to the carriage, catching it just in time.

On Thursday, Nessman reported that he had been hired as a dishwasher by the Applebee's where the incident occurred.

'I'll earn everything I get so with that in mind, you know, I appreciate the opportunity that Applebee's has given me. It's really cool,' Nessman said, according to The Daily Mail.