A nail-biting video went viral on the Chinese internet earlier this week showing a toddler taking his toy car out for a joy ride on a very real road.
The surveillance footage shows the boy, aged around 3, pushing his vehicle up a street, going against rush hour traffic at around 8 a.m. in the city of Lishui in Zhejiang province. Cars, scooters and motorbikes swerve and weave around the kid, but none of the motorists actually stop to help.
Fortunately, a policeman named Wu Feng was on his way to work and happened to spot the boy. He rushed across the street to scoop him up and rescue him.
“The boy was dangerously close to traffic, so I picked him up and took him onto the pavement. He told me he had become separated from his mum and was looking for her,” Wu told reporters.
Soon, the officer was able to locate the child’s mother and reunite her with her daredevil son. It’s not clear how she lost track of the boy.
Watch the footage below:
The kid was incredibly lucky that Wu arrived in time. More often, this kind of situation ends up with the child being run over and possibly killed.
[Video via CCTV News]