Macon Martin woke up in the middle of the night and became a hero.

Clydedale horses are among the most beautiful animals in the world. These large, powerful horses can be found working on farms, marching in parades or even doing commercials for Budweiser.

But a few years ago, one group of Clydesdale horses almost met a tragic demise after getting caught in a barn fire — but survived thanks to the quick thinking of one teen hero.

Lightning struck Classic City Clydesdales, a horse farm , at 2 a.m. in 2016.

The Martin family of Oconne County, Georgia were awakened in the middle of the night to the sound of their barn burning with their 14 Clydesdales, including a three-week-old colt and a pregnant mare due any day, trapped inside. The doors were locked shut due to the power being out and the fire burned all around the building.

They may have all perished, had it not been for the quick thinking of the family 16 year-old-son, Macon Martin.

“I just ran right out,” Macon told the local news. “I had no clothes on, no shoes – no nothing.”

He jumped into his family’s Gator tractor and used it bust down the door, calling his mom to follow him. They were able to open up the end of the stalls and pushed the horses out.

He saved every single one of their beloved Clydesdales.

The fire was caused by a lightning bolt.

“It shook the whole house,” Shannon Martin told the local news.

“He busted through like Rambo and opened up the end of the stalls and said, ‘Mom, this way,’ ” Shannon said. “And we were able to push the horses out that way.”

Sadly, they couldn’t save the farm itself, which reportedly burned down. The family said they would have to “start over” and rebuild the farm they built “brick by brick.”

Thankfully, no one suffered any serious injuries, and all of the horses were brought to safety.

Thank you to Macon for saving these beautiful horses! Like his mom said, it sounds like something out of an action movie, but it definitely saved these Clydesdales in the knick of time.

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