25 March 2016

Spontaneous Group Heroism

Security footage from China captured the swift and effective coordination of a group of bystanders to save a pedestrian who was run over by a van and then trapped under by tipping the van over the free the victim.

China isn't unique.  Something similar happened not so long ago in Western Pennsylvania where motorists who witnessed a semi wipe out with its driver trapped in his cab, teetering on the brink of disaster on the edge of a cliff, formed a human chain to rescue him.

Surprisingly often, heroism involves the coordination of people with very weak ties to each other working together, rather than a single individual saving the day.

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