Video: Toddler Caught in Fall from Window

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Toddler Caught in Fall from Window

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.

Guangdong man catches toddler falling from window

Guangdong man catches toddler falling from window

Man saves 1-year-old baby in fall from a second-story window.