Hero retired soldier catches falling toddler by his ankle after the boy plummeted from a five-storey ledge
A man was hailed a hero after catching a falling toddler while balancing on a tiny ledge in east China.
The incident in Shandong province almost became a tragedy when a two-and-a-half-year-old boy plummeted from the fourth floor of an apartment building.
Fortunately, a Good Samaritan saved the day by managing to catch the falling toddler while standing on a 19in wide ledge three floors down.
Marc Zist, Hobart, Australia, 16 hours ago
Well done. Finally a great news story to finish the day on.
Hillzee, Melbourne, 15 hours ago
Wow that's a hero! Well done to that man!
luvie0033, buena vista, United States, 15 hours ago
Why are children always falling off balconies in China??? Good catch...that man's a hero in every single sense of the word!!
General Chaos, Warville, 14 hours ago
Why? Why is this always happening in China? Have they ever heard of ""Child Proof Locks""??? Come on guys get with it!
Lobby Lud, Dublin, Ireland, 14 hours ago
It is good to see such things as courage,kindness, neighbourliness and community spirit in another culture. It reminds us of the good things which unite us all.
Fellwalker17, Manchester, United Kingdom, 11 hours ago
Had to be China!
Stanky PIe, Deep Dark South, United States, 11 hours ago
Ledge-dancing is a popular pasttime for Chinese toddlers.
gemjam, london, United Kingdom, 10 hours ago
What a wonderful man....he is a hero....
shakemysweetcans, United States, United Kingdom, 10 hours ago
I'd have just let him fall
Anni, County Durham, United Kingdom, 9 hours ago
That man is a real hero, what on earth were the parents thinking of. Pleased there was a happy ending to this story..
FrankEinstein, York, United Kingdom, 9 hours ago
Sign him up for Middlesex cricket team.
ConRad57, Dalzell, United States, 4 hours ago
What? I¿m a woman and am not the same as you! I would definitely have tried to catch that baby! Speak for yourself!
Twinks, New Orleans , United States, 1 hour ago
All I can say is....CHINA!!! So many stories like these involving children and women.