Just in case your faith in humanity has been shaken thanks to all the bad news we read all of the time, gather 'round the computer and take a look at THIS! A man got his leg stuck in the gap between a subway train and the platform in Perth, Australia, and not one, not two, not even several bystanders came to his rescue -- the whole damn platform full of people did. We're talking what looks like at least 100 people.
It all started when a man who was boarding a rush hour morning train somehow slipped and wedged his leg in the "gap" on the platform -- right where it said, "Mind the Gap." (Irony?)
After workers were alerted to his predicament, the train was halted, and then something incredible happened. Dozens and dozens of people -- what looks to be virtually every person inside of the station -- worked in unison to push the extremely heavy train off the man and save his leg. Check it out:
While the thumb gets a lot of credit for separating man from the animals, it has actually been man's ability to cooperate and help each other that has allowed us to become the "highest" species. Though we certainly don't act like it some of the time, other times we definitely do. And it's those times that need to be celebrated.
Transperth spokesman David Hynes credits the man's save to "people power." Got that right!
I can't say this would have happened in every city -- but you know what? I can't say it wouldn't have either. I would like to think it would have happened in mine. I think human beings often don't get credit for how amazing they can be, and we focus too much on the idiots who muck it up for the rest of us.
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If you're having a bad day, just replay this video.
Do you think people would have done this in your town or city?
Image via Daily Mail