Neighbors reportedly rushed to the rescue on Monday when a 3-year-old boy was spotted desperately clutching the railing of a sixth-story balcony.
Onlookers were horrified that afternoon when they saw the young boy clinging to the edge of a building in Chongqing, China. However, the toddler miraculously survived after falling six stories, according to The Daily Mail.
The heart-stopping footage, recorded by a neighbor, shows the moment several good Samaritans gathered beneath the balcony with blankets held tightly in their hands.
Waiting, they watched as the boy dangled, growing weaker by the moment, probably wondering how he had managed to get himself into such a dangerous situation.
The 3-year-old had allegedly been left alone to take a nap in his home that afternoon. When he woke up, the boy began searching for his grandmother, assuming she was still in the house. However, the woman had left the apartment to get groceries.
Unable to find her, the boy began exploring, wandering out onto the balcony where there was an outdoor sink. Hoping for a better view, the boy climbed up on top of it.
It was then that he reportedly lost balance and fell over the glass barrier, onlookers reported.
A nearby neighbor, Mr. Liu, filmed the incident from afar, as others closer to the building raced to help.
“He was kicking and trying to climb up. He managed to lift himself a little bit but then slid back down again,” Liu said.
The boy struggled to pull himself up, thrashing and trying desperately to regain his footing on the balcony.
But quick-thinking strangers had already gathered with blankets, ready for what was coming. After nearly four minutes, the boy finally lost his grip and dropped an entire six stories down.
Miraculously, the Samaritans caught him square in the center of the blanket in a moment of pure relief for all involved.
The little boy thankfully escaped any serious harm, but to be safe, his parents later took him to the hospital for a thorough check-up.
What could easily have turned into a tragedy reportedly ended with grateful parents thanks to the fast actions of the good neighbors nearby.
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