A man in China’s Zhejiang province has gone viral after he was seen in a video catching a young boy who fell from a sixth-floor apartment window.
In TV footage uploaded to Twitter on Friday by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijiang, the July 19 man is seen talking on the phone as he rushes toward the front of the building, briefly sliding. Then he looks up and catches the baby, who is quickly falling into his arms.
The video is cut into CCTV footage of the building and shows the 3-year-old sliding out a window and quickly tumbling down.
The video has garnered more than 158,000 views and 9,000 likes.
after, after receive treatment At Tongxiang Second People’s Hospital on Friday, the child was discharged from hospital.
The man told Chinese media that he heard a bang from the top of the apartment building and looked up to see the little boy. to retreat through the window. He described himself as lucky that he caught the girl on time and explained that it was pure instinct.
Weibo users praised the man as a “hero,” including Zhao, who called the Good Samaritan “heroes among us” in a Twitter post.
One user wrote “Salute to Ordinary Heroes”.
Another user suggested “For parents with children, add a protective window or window safety valve to your home”.
main photo via @zlj517
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