Dramatic Rescue of Mom & 4-Year-Old From Subway Tracks Will Restore Your Faith in Mankind (VIDEO)

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Mom falls on Subway tracksAfter a long, hard week that consisted of mass murderers getting off with insanely short prison sentences and moms trying to justify why they killed their kids, I know I could use a pick-me-up. You too? Well, did you hear about the Boston-area mom who accidentally walked off a subway platform with her 4-year-old?

They were both rescued, in the nick of time, by good Samaritans. And it was all caught on MBTA video so we can celebrate it!

It seems Meera Thakrar was walking through Kendall Station in Cambridge and saw a train ahead at what she THOUGHT was her platform. So she stepped, with her son, thinking she was walking into the train. But you know where this is going, right?

The train she saw wasn't at HER platform. There was actually nothing there to keep Meera and her little boy from tumbling straight down onto the tracks.

But this is where all that mushy gushy, faith in mankind renewed feelings are going to come flooding at you: the commuters around her jumped into action. They didn't call the cops and wait around for help. THEY jumped down -- risking their own lives -- and pulled mom and boy to safety before another train could come along and ... I don't even want to think about it.

Meera was said to be worried that her little boy had hit his head, but mom and son were checked out at a Boston hospital and everyone is fine. Check out the dramatic rescue ... you'll see them fall around the 36-second mark, and that's when things start moving fast!:

 

Is this the happy story you needed to end your week? What would you have done in that situation?

 

Image via mbtagm/YouTube

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nonmember avatar frakieblueeyes

First I would have tried to stop her from walking off the platform. And second I would have notified a MBTA official so that they could turn off the 3rd rail and radio the inbound train. But I would not have jumped down and risked our safety. Bravo to those who did and I'm glad no one was hurt.

UgtaB... UgtaBkdnMe

Scary. Where in the hell was she going?

nonmember avatar Britt

This woman is kind of an idiot. I work in Kendall and am at this station every day. There is a massive divider between outbound and inbound trains of a wind chime created by MIT students. Can you seriously not notice a GAPING HOLE in front of you? I'm just glad this didn't mess up my commute.

amber... amberdotsmom

I hope someone did alert officials but if it's possible a train is coming I can see why people wouldn't have waited so good for them for being willing to put themselves at risk to help another.


As for the Mom - either she was having a really bad day and was distracted or she seriously needs to have her depth perception checked!

nonmember avatar Kay

I would have definitely jumped in to help, especially because of the kid! Something to keep in mind is that there is a lot of space underneath the platform that you could easily move into if the train was right upon them.

nonmember avatar Christie

I love how those 2 men did not even hesitate just jumped right in....those are some selfless, and loving people, we all want to be able to say we would do the same

nonmember avatar Guest

FYI, should you ever find yourself in such a situation, normally there is a large hollow space under the platform where you can get out of the way of the train...

Annab... Annabel1809Lee

She didn't even appear to be paying attention to where she was walking! Just boom, straight off the edge.

Littl... LittleFrogsMA

Look at the video.  She hands her T pass to someone else and then takes it back and walks right off the platform.

Baybe... Baybeelove88

How does that even happen? I mean I would have helped, at least I hope I would have... But seriously.. How do you just walk off a ledge like that?

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