The incident took place in Zhijiang County, South China on June 6 when a two-year-old boy hung precariously from the fifth floor window. The boy's head was stuck in the grill and kept him from falling down.
Video footage captured shows a man scaling the building through the windows without any protective gear in order to help the child. The man was identified as Zhang Xin. He helped the child climb back up the grille and towards safety.
Watch: Man climbs five floors to save child hanging from window pic.twitter.com/BACBvyvCe6- CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) June 11, 2018
"Epitome of altruism," comments one Twitter user. "China government should give this man a medal for bravery," comments another.
About two weeks ago, a similar incident was seen in Paris when Mamoudou Gassama, a migrant from Mali, scaled a building to rescue a four-year-old hanging from a balcony. The video of the rescue went viral and Mr Gassama was hailed as a hero on social media. Click for more trending news
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