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Amazing, frightening moment when man catches falling baby

Amazing Moment Man Catches Falling Baby

Somebody get that guy a medal! Surveillance video captured the amazing moment a man caught a falling baby in a southern Chinese city.

Reports say the 1-year-old was looking for his mother during a thunderstorm and climbed out on to the ledge.

Fortunately, a street vendor identified as Mr. Li spotted the child and got ready to catch him. Other passersby also prepared for the worst, putting down cardboard to break the baby's fall in case Li missed him.

This isn't the first time a good Samaritan made an incredibly heroic save.

Last year, a police officer in Italy noticed a toddler was leaning too far over the ledge of a second-floor window and positioned himself underneath right before the boy fell.

An airport security guard also saved a baby when it rolled off the edge of a checkpoint counter. He threw himself to the ground and amazingly caught the child. It was so epic, even the father was surprised.

Watch the entire video here:

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Jim May 23 2014 at 2:30 PM

This makes me have faith again in humanity. We need more of this in America... especially in our political system. Love each other. Please.

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yolf May 23 2014 at 2:04 PM

Humanity: 1

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mathomps May 23 2014 at 2:45 PM

Thank goodness!!!! What a heart wrenching video with a wonderful ending.

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Patriot_dmo mathomps May 23 2014 at 4:48 PM

But who is that freakish looking being in the background? Looks like the grim reaper was waiting.

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Patricia Rich Patriot_dmo May 24 2014 at 8:08 AM

you mean the lady in a raincoat? what is freakish about that. Maybe you are ashamed of how you look so you call everyone freakish.

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bigdeal357s1 May 23 2014 at 2:02 PM

Great another mother not watching over her child. Sounds like it should have been in the US that's where most of the horrible mothers reside.

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renner1234 May 23 2014 at 2:01 PM

Glad sopmebody practice playing catch when he was a little guy.

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hanlon1212 May 23 2014 at 2:20 PM

Sign him up for the Yankees !

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landslowrance hanlon1212 May 23 2014 at 5:26 PM

Either the Yankee's or the Giants. Somebody needs to catch Eli's passes.

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heydemocratssuck May 23 2014 at 2:08 PM

what a terrible mother for not watching the child more closely. The man is a true hero.

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drrntod May 23 2014 at 2:15 PM

Eh, there are 1.3 billion Chinese and their population grew by over 70 million in the last 10 years alone. My point is: Kids are always raining from the sky there. LOL

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VICKI drrntod May 23 2014 at 2:26 PM

So that makes it ok if some die?

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malinda.smith1 VICKI May 23 2014 at 2:38 PM

It's a joke.

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Wazzzup? VICKI May 23 2014 at 2:49 PM


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belpugs1 drrntod May 24 2014 at 6:42 AM


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Jacqueline May 23 2014 at 2:26 PM

I love how calm the man looked. He looked serous, but clam, like I got this. It was the man coming from the side who I thought would mess everything up. Great catch! And sorry, I know there are those who will not be happy, but I agree with the comments that it's yet another parent not watching over her child. If you're not going to watch 'em, at least close them in an area where they can't go walking off onto a ledge.

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burthurt May 23 2014 at 3:43 PM

This happened over two years ago HUFFPUFF, Really ? Slow news day ?

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