A bit of a scuffle broke out yesterday between two men inside Jintai Road Station on Beijing Metro Line 6. Fellow commuters gathered around to watch the spectacle with no one stepping forward to try to put an end to it.
Just then, a hero emerged from the crowd in the form of a young foreigner, who stepped between the two men to get them to stop their pointless dispute. For his act of heroism, the guy took a few incidental punches himself, according to NetEase.
Apparently, the impetus for the fight was that one of the men had shamelessly slid his way into the metro car ahead of other commuters patiently waiting in line. However, the carriage was too crowded, so the man was pushed back out, right into the midst of the aggrieved people he had impolitely left behind.
An eyewitness said that the fight between the two men was actually rather intense, with one of them forcing the other to the ground and grabbing his neck. Still not violent enough to cause a single soul to step in until the lone foreigner arrived on the scene. It’s all fun and games until someone gets stabbed or run over.
We haven’t seen such an inspiring act of expat heroism since one brave Beijinger took his righteous stand against cars in the bike lane.
[Images via NetEase]