Year in review: Most touching stories of 2019

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Dec 17, 2019


Heroic man catches baby falling from burning building

A video uploaded online on Jan 24 showed a terrifying moment in Qitaihe, Liaoning province. A woman sitting on the edge of a window on the third floor of a residential building had a baby slip out of her arms, and the falling infant was caught by a heroic man below.

The mother was trying to escape after a corridor of the building caught fire. When she was passing her baby to a man standing on a ledge on the second floor, the baby suddenly fell out of the clothes wrapped around it.

Thanks to the man, he caught the baby in the nick of time and safely passed the infant to the other rescuers. The video went viral online, where many netizens applauded his heroic act and quick response.

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