07/24/2014 03:55 pm ET

'Courageous' Texas College Student Saves Woman's Life

A student at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas stopped a woman from jumping off of an overpass last week, according to KYTX CBS 19.

Before officers from the Round Rock Police Department arrived at an overpass in response to callers who said "a woman had climbed over the concrete barrier," 21-year-old Blake Pryor decided to help the woman, according to KYTX. Although he didn't know her, Pryor said he had "a gut feeling" and proceeded to park his car to see if the driver needed anything, My Fox Austin reported.

After asking the woman if there was anything she wanted to talk about and trying to convince her that "the decision she was thinking about was final and there were no second chances," Pryor positioned himself between the woman and the barrier, "holding her back from a drop of 100 feet," according to KYTX.

The officers on scene said Pryor, who is majoring in criminal justice and plans to enroll in a police academy after college, saved the woman's life.

On Round Rock Police Department's Facebook page, hundreds of people expressed their thanks to Pryor, heroizing his admirable actions.

"I'm glad that there are still such compassionate people left in my generation," one person wrote. Another said, "This world could use a ton more Blakes!"