An unbelievable video is circulating around the Internet showing passersby saving a 1-year-old baby who fell off of a two-story apartment building ledge.
“A man successfully caught a one-year-old baby who fell from a second story window on Sunday in southern China. The baby, who it was believed went looking for his mother, climbed onto the window during a heavy thunderstorm, recalled a vendor who lives in the opposite building in Xiaolan Town, Zhongshan City of Guangdong Province,” the story indicates.
Mr Li, a resident, hurried across the road and held out his arms, according to the surveillance video footage, in the hope of catching the falling baby.
Mr Hu, also a local resident, also rushed to the site to join in the rescue, along with other nearby residents who put several pieces of cardboard and a sofa on the ground under the window, the video footage showed.
“I didn’t think too much at the time. I was just afraid of failing to catch him. Some people put down cardboard to avoid serious injuries to the baby if I fail to catch him,” said Li.
“It was nothing but human instinct to do so,” said Mr Hu.