In Hangzhou on Saturday, Niu, a two year old girl, fell from the 10th floor of a building and was captured within the arms of a complete stranger.
The incident occurred about mid-day while} Niu’s grandmother was occupied} outside performing chores. Niu had awoke from her sleep and climbed up onto the window ledge to locate her grandmother, who was nowhere to be found.
People from the neighbouring buildings observed this happening and an individual from the 9th floor tried to reach the girl by using a ladder, regrettably} this was unsuccessful.
Wu Juping, who was across the street at the time, hurried to the girl’s aid and succeeded in catching her after she lost grip of the windowsill. Wu caught the young girl with her bare hands and absorbed the impact of Niu’s fall.
Niu was taken to hospital despite not being obviously injured. Whilst in A&E injuries to the head and neck were ruled out but it is still unsure whether she has suffered internal bleeding within the abdomen. Dr. Xu of Zhejiang Children’s Hospital quoted: “It’s a miracle that Niu survived the accident.”
The woman responsible for Niu’s safety is 32 year old, Wu Juping. The brave lady suffered a fracture to her arm which have caused her much discomfort and a lack of sleep and can only be fixed during an operation. She says “I myself have a seven-month-old baby, who happened to fall off a chair and hurt her lips, they bled a lot. So I thought if this little girl fell off from the 10th floor, the consequences might be horrible. So I thought I should help her.”
Wu believes what she did was a “normal thing” and that anyone in her position would of one the same. Many people within the community are very proud of the woman and have even open an online forum to send messages to both Nui and the fearless woman.