It’s videos like the one you’re about to see that, in spite of all the recent random shootings, help me maintain a belief in the inherent kindness of people.
A Boston mother, holding her 4-year-old son in her arms, walked right off a subway platform, falling face-first onto the tracks.
Immediately a man and woman jump on the tracks to save her before a train came to the station and then, as ABC reports, they left as soon as the next train arrived without ever identifying themselves.
The video is something to see, not necessarily because of the rescue. The woman told police that she mistook a northbound train across the way for the southbound one she was waiting for. You see her stride right through the crowd of people waiting and just stepping off the platform into the air.
Momentary “mommy brain”? Whatever happened, it’s bizarre.
Although it looks like the kid’s head smacks right into the pavement the mother and son didn’t suffer any visible injuries. Most importantly, all involved avoided the third rail, which could have electrocuted them.
Watch the dramatic seconds tick by in the video below:
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