Only 23 seconds long, the clip shows the child getting off a scooter and running straight towards oncoming traffic. The kid's mother can be seen trying to park the scooter, which takes enough time for the child to run a decent distance away. The child runs right in the path of an oncoming car and that's when the traffic cop rushes into action. One can only imagine what could have happened if the cop hadn't stepped in.
The incident took place in China's Guizhou province on June 19. Watch the video below:
WATCH: Traffic policeman in China's Guizhou jumps into action to save child who suddenly jumps off a scooter and runs across the busy road pic.twitter.com/gwRasWtyPq- People's Daily,China (@PDChina) June 22, 2017
"What a great save," says one Twitter user on the video. "Heroic," says another.