Dramatic catch! A video of a young man catching a toddler falling from a second-story window has gone viral on Chinese social media.
The 1-year-old boy from Guangdong’s Zhongshan City was left home alone when the incident happened.
The baby, who it was believed went looking for his mother, climbed onto the window during a heavy thunderstorm, according to a vendor who lives in the opposite building in Xiaolan Town, Zhongshan City of Guangdong Province.
Mr. Li, a resident, hurried across the road and held out his arms, according to the surveillance video footage, in the hope of catching the falling baby.
Mr. Hu, also a local resident, also rushed to the site to join in the rescue, along with other nearby residents who put several pieces of cardboard and a sofa on the ground under the window, the video footage showed.
“I didn’t think too much at the time. I was just afraid of failing to catch him. Some people put down cardboard to avoid serious injuries to the baby if I fail to catch him,” said Li.
“It was nothing but human instinct to do so,” said Hu.