A police officer rushed into a burning building on Monday to retrieve a wad of cash worth 30,000 yuan after the tenant of the apartment began wailing on the street inconsolably.
According to CCTV News, the bulk of money belonged to a couple who said it was their entire life savings. The police officer who risked his own life to enter the fiery building fortunately walked out unharmed, carrying a stack of charred bills with him.
After the story was picked up by media, the police officer told reporters that he’d done the deed because he ‘couldn’t bear to see the woman crying’.
Watch footage of the scene accompanied by unnecessarily dramatic background music courtesy of CCTV: