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    Default Man catches boy after falling from escalator...

    A shopkeeper in Turkey has become a local hero after rushing to catch a four-year-old boy who fell from the top of an escalator at a shopping mall in Istanbul.



    The incident, which was caught on tape, shows the young boy, who was apparently waiting around for his father, clinging to the side of the escalator and riding it to the second floor before dropping off.

    "I noticed the child playing near the escalators, there was nothing dangerous at that time," the shopkeeper told reporters. "I turned back to the store and I was told that he was climbing onto the outside of the escalator rail. So I ran outside and saw that he was about to fall down. I have health problems but despite that I did my best to catch him when he fell off and I managed to do so."


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    That could have been fatal! Glad ONE person felt duty to act! Nicely done.

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    WOW! That was awesome! That guy is a hero.

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    And everyone lived happily ever after***

    *** = except for the father of the child who was castrated when he got home and his wife saw the footage on TV.

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    Really glad the kid is ok, but it reminded me of this quote from the
    movie Mallrats:

    Brodie: Listen, not a year goes by, not a year, that I don't hear about some escalator accident involving some bastard kid which could have easily been avoided had some parent - I don't care which one - but some parent conditioned him to fear and respect that escalator.
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    Good catch!
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    Hero indeed!
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    Thank God somebody was paying attention. Dad? Hello?

 

 

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