- According to the South China Morning Post, the toddler suffered injuries to her legs and lungs during the accident but is now in the hospital and stable.
VIRAL VIDEO- A man’s heroic rescue of how he caught a toddler who fell from a building is going viral on social media. The incident took place in eastern China. The video was originally posted on Weibo and later surfaced on other platforms.
Taking to Twitter, Lijian Zhao, spokesman and DDG, Information Department, Foreign Ministry in China, shared the video saying, “Heroes among us”. The clip has received over 138k views 7,700 likes.
The man, identified as Shen Dong, initially heard a loud bang from the building, reports said, He then realised that it is caused after the two-year-old girl fell on the steel roofing of the building from her apartment’s balcony.
The man saw the toddler slipping from there and ran towards the building with a woman while speaking on a phone.
Heroes among us. pic.twitter.com/PumEDocVvC
— Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 (@zlj517) July 22, 2022
Within moments, he throws his phone and extends his arms upwards and manages to catch the little girl before she could hit the pavement. The kid was immediately taken to a hospital. She sustained injuries but is now stable.
Netizens hailed Shen Dong as a hero and praised his presence of mind and quick thinking in the comments section.
“Real heroes exist in the world, not just in movies,” a user wrote.
According to the South China Morning Post, the toddler suffered injuries to her legs and lungs during the accident but is now in the hospital and stable. Talking to Qianjiang Evening News. Shen informed that he didnt know the girl was a baby until she started crawling. “To be honest, I cannot remember the details,” he said.
“I cannot remember if my arms hurt or anything. It was just instinct to reach out to her. It was lucky I made it on time. Otherwise, I would feel absolutely horrible,” he added.