It’s time for a redux of Spiderman, but this time in Mandarin.
A man hailed as a hero climbed the side of a building as easily as if he himself were the web-spinning wonder to rescue a toddler that had fallen out of a building window onto a ledge.
In the city of Changzhou, a casually-dressed middle-aged man was videotaped scaling a pipe to reach the second-floor ledge of a building where a child was crying, haven previously fallen out of a window another floor above.
Once there, he edges along the ledge to reach the platform and secure the child, whereby a man from the window above lowers a rope to hoist the child back up to what is presumably his home.
The hero, smiling, returned via the same pipe after brushing his hands. According to the South China Morning Post, the identity of the good spider-samaritan is still unknown, and the child suffered only a few scratches.
In China, it’s said of society “love the children, honor the elders,” which is beautifully encapsulated in this short rescue.