They've now been released from the hospital after being treated for fire-related injuries, and the Port Barre Police Department is trying to make sure they have a Christmas to remember.
"I lowered him down, with this arm, the hurting arm. And from there you know I kind of jumped out myself. I couldn't catch my breath. So I just laid down on the ground next time him sitting at my side," Hardy said.
After a hospital stay, Lydell suffered major burns, and Landon was able to walk away with no injuries. Lydell said although he is left with absolutely nothing, he just wants to make sure his son has clothes, food, shoes and toys.
Port Barre Police Chief, Deon Boudreaux is accepting donations for the family at the Port Barre police department.
"We are a small community and I believe humankind cannot go one and has not gone on all these years without not helping each other. When someone looses something like this... a whole home, the community should get together, lets bring this family back up. Thats what the holiday is all about, thats what being a Christian is all about," Boudreaux said.
Anyone with gently used and clean items they are willing to share with the family is asked to bring donations to the Police Department.
The father wears these sizes: Adult Male 20's med shirt, 29 x 31 pants 81/2 to 9 1/2 shoe
His son wears the following sizes: 3 T clothing top and bottom - 7 shoe
The father is also asking for toys for the baby for Christmas.
All donations can be dropped off to The Port Barre Police Department or mailed to PO BOX 1379. Port Barre, LA 70577. Please specify its for the Fire Victims.