The 48-year-old actor shared a photo with his 1.7 million Instagram followers on Tuesday night of him hugging 32-year-old Brett Kyle's dad as the man cried on Foxx's shoulder.
"Met the father of the young man from last night today. This is all that matters," Foxx -- who has two daughters of his own -- captioned the heartwarming image. "That a man, a son, a brother's life was spared last night. God had his arms wrapped around all of us... No heroes... Just happy fathers."
During a press conference outside his home on Tuesday, the Oscar winner told reporters
that he was just happy that the driver was OK. "I don't look at it as heroic
," Foxx said. "I look at it, like, you just had to do something and it all just worked out."
Kyle’s 2007 Toyota Tacoma skidded off the road and, after hitting a ditch and flipping over multiple times, became engulfed in flames. It eventually came to a stop outside the front gate of Foxx's home in Hidden Valley, California.
"I told [Kyle] as we were talking, I said, 'Listen,' as I'm getting him out, 'You gotta help me get you out 'cause I don't want to have to leave you,'" Foxx recalled. "I said, 'You got angels around you. You have angels around you.' I kept saying this."
Kyle, who was arrested after the incident for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, was taken to an area hospital to be treated for major head, chest, neck and waist injuries.