After 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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