With holiday BBQs and a busy Independence Day weekend, you may have missed a story that is almost too bizarre to believe. In Hangzhou, China, a woman was strolling about when she unexpectedly saved the life of a baby girl who had fallen out of a window.
The two-year-old -- named Niu -- had plummeted a dangerous 10 stories when passerby Wu Juping miraculously sprinted to catch her. TIME's NewsFeed blog has more:
Apparently, the two-year old girl, Niu, managed to fall out of the window when the girl's grandmother disappeared to take care of some errands (for a second, let's disregard why she left the baby alone). When the little girl woke up from her nap, she began searching for her grandmother, and inadvertently crept up to the window sill.
Neighbors saw what was happening, but were unable to prevent the toddler from falling out. Wu caught the baby “bare-handed,” but also broke her arm in the process. Still, the act absorbed most of the fall's impact, which would have severely harmed Niu.
According to Daily Intel, Wu says that she "kicked off her high-heeled shoes," then sprinted toward the child. While Niu didn't sustain head or neck injuries, doctors say that she may suffer from internal bleeding. Regardless, medical professionals are astounded that she survived the fall.
Considering that would have happened had Wu not intervened, accolades for her heroism are certainly due. Below, watch Next Media Animation's reenactment of the entire scenario: