A sixth-grader has earned the praise of Chinese netizens for her efforts to save a 2-year-old plummeting to the pavement from a third story window — even though she wasn’t quite able to make the catch.
The 2-year-old child captured the attention of passersby recently in a residential neighborhood in Xingyang, Henan province by climbing to an open third floor window and screaming “mama!” The passersby could then only look on in horror as the toddler tumbled forward out of the window.
Except that is for one alert primary school student who immediately snapped into action, running forward with her arms outstretched in an attempt to catch the kid.
Unfortunately, the girl wasn’t able to get there in time. Instead, the toddler’s fall was somewhat broken by a pair of parked scooters, but still the child hit the ground horrifically hard.
Surveillance video shows the schoolgirl quickly picking up the child and checking for injuries. Later, the toddler was rushed to the hospital where doctors miraculously found no serious injuries from the fall.
Watch the footage below:
“Though she didn’t catch the child, I still give her a thumbs up for her kindness and courage!” wrote one Weibo user.
It appears as though we all ought to be on the lookout for falling kids. Last month, a 7-year-old boy jumped out of a 10-story window with an umbrella after being inspired by a children’s cartoon. While the umbrella didn’t save his life, some power lines did by breaking his fall.
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