Arkansas man returns home after Orlando shooting

Arkansas man returns home after Orlando shooting

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - An Arkansas native hailed a hero after helping victims during the Orlando nightclub shooting just over a month ago returned home to visit his family Friday.

Chris Hansen said his life has been a whirlwind since the shooting. He has been doing countless media interviews, speaking with the FBI, and taking calls from victims he helped save.

He was even awarded a medal by Governor Asa Hutchinson.

"They call me a hero but I'm just someone who was there, who stepped up to help," Chris told KARK in Little Rock. "I've always helped people. I learned that from my dad. He would give the shirt off his back."

Hansen said he is using his first time back home to process everything that has happened.

His dad was there to pick him up at the airport.

"I was always in fear of what society would say or do to him," Bill Hansen said. "It really came true and it scared me."

To read more about how Chris plans to take this tragedy and make something good out of it, click here.

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Posted by Region 8 News on Sunday, July 24, 2016

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