Friday, 22 May 2009

Pensioner sorts out suicide bid

This cheery video says so much about the human condition.

Police in Guangzhou spend hours trying to talk a suicidal man off a bridge before a pensioner breaks through and does what Plod fails to achieve. He even cuddles him. What happens next is a lesson to anyone dependent on the kindness of strangers. Inspired by the Harry Enfield/Paul Whitehouse school of compassion.

From East South West North via Blood and Treasure.

2 comments: said...

And for the rebuttal:

"A man threatening to commit suicide by jumping from a Chinese bridge was approached by a passer-by who shoved him over the edge, local media say."

Madam Miaow said...

Not much of an excuse, is it?

On the other hand, he has given us one of the year's funniest/saddest videos.