Watch: Man catches toddler falling out of fifth-storey window

'It was just instinct,' he says

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Published: Sun 24 Jul 2022, 5:37 PM

A viral video from China shows a man catching a toddler who fell from the fifth floor of a building.

The clip was tweeted by a senior Chinese government official with the caption 'Heroes among us' and soon went viral.

Shen, who is an employee in a bank opposite the building, is seen rushing towards the scene with a phone in his hand. According to local media, he saw the girl in a precarious position and was calling the authorities.

He said that he did not realise it was a toddler until he she started moving. The movement made her fall and Shen ran to catch her, throwing his phone away.

Shen's colleague, a woman, also ran across the road to help.

“To be honest, I cannot remember the details. I cannot remember if my arms hurt or anything. It was just instinct to reach out to her,” Shen told a local newspaper.

“It was lucky I made it in time. Otherwise, I would feel absolutely horrible,” he said.

Shen has received high praise in the comments, with many people calling him a hero.

"Saved a life and a home", one person said on Twitter.

"Legend! Give this guy a promotion and a medal," said another user.


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