George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of the murderer of Trayvon Martin on the basis of self-defense, has reemerged for the first time since the controversial court decision. On Thursday evening, Zimmerman was one of two men who aided a family of four in escaping their mangled Ford SUV after it had rolled off of a highway in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman’s compassionate comeback to the spotlight occurred within less than a mile of where his altercation with Martin occurred.

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