Whether it’s for senior suicides, toddler suicides or the worst photoshop in human history, Anhui province has a habit of getting into the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
This Tuesday, however, a 37-year-old teacher, surnamed Zhu, in Tianchang proved that Anhui has its heroes too. When a student of his at Jinji Middle School suddenly went missing and left a note for him saying she was giving up on school and leaving home, Zhu went searching high and low for her. He finally found her at a classmate’s home that night and tried to console her, but she suddenly made a dash for the window. Zhu ran to grab her but was too late: by the he got a hold of her the two were already plunging three stories down to the ground.
As they fell, Zhu held onto his student tightly and turned himself into “meat cushion” for her, breaking her fall and saving her life. Unfortunately, however, he died saving his troubled student. We also wish Anhui cops had been as brave as Teacher Zhu.
By Ryan Kilpatrick
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