Surveillance cameras in Wenzhou, China captured a little bit of that special daddy/daughter bond the other day, but not in any way you might expect.
It seems that a father was driving his car through the streets of the city when his 4 year old daughter (who was unrestrained in the back seat!?) decided to climb up and visit her pop in the front. But somehow, during the course of her travels, she managed to open the passenger side door of the moving vehicle and fall out into traffic.
Now, most people never have to face the particular split-second decision that requires them to decide whether they are ready to bail from a moving car themselves or not. And to be perfectly honest, if it was me counting on someone to jump from the driver’s seat of a car in gear, in ‘Drive’, I really can’t think of too many people would have the guts/the love/the guts to do what this father did.
Yeah, you guessed it (was it my headline?).
He jumped out after her.
From his driver’s seat.
No hesitation. In a millisecond.
With the car still rolling.
I know, I know…the whole situation is odd and unfortunate and the only reason we’re watching this thing all over the internet is because someone upstairs picked “WHAT”S BEHIND DOOR # 1?” instead of DOOR # 2, which was everyone getting smooshed and a runaway car taking out a line of pre-schoolers walking home from delivering handmade trinkets to a bunch of elders in a nursing home.
Still, it went down the way it went down. (A cold beer to the taxi driver in the car right behind them too. And a Gold Star for Braking.)
So, we watch this faceless/nameless/anonymous dad, hopping out of his Chinese ride thousands of miles away on a strange street in a foreign land, and it’s hard not to feel a few tugs on the old heartstrings, unless, you’re part glacier or something.
This dude may have been having a bad day already, who knows? Speaking from experience/ with a toddler in the car: chances are he was wishing that the damn steering wheel would just turn into a big old jug of moonshine already.
But, when it came down to ‘Go Time’, this dad was able to leap from small cars in a single bound.
And that’s what it’s all about.
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