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Delivery Driver in Vietnam Catches 2-Year-old Who Fell from 12th Floor Balcony, Video Goes Viral

Twitter, YouTube screengrabs.

Twitter, YouTube screengrabs.

The man, who has been identified as Nguyen Ngoc Manhm quite literally caught the girl falling from a 12th storey balcony in Vietnam. The video of his act has gone viral on social media, with many calling him their hero.

The saying "not all heroes wear capes" came true in Hanoi, Vietnam, after a delivery person saved the life of a two-year-old girl. The man, who has been identified as Nguyen Ngoc Manhm quite literally caught the girl falling from a 12th storey balcony. The video of his act has gone viral on social media, with many calling him their hero.

As per a report published in the Daily Mail, the 31-year-old man was on his job as usual and had visited the area to deliver a package. While he was waiting in his truck, he saw the little girl hanging from the balcony of a high rise building. In a video accessed by a Paraguayan Digital television network, Unicanal, one can see her clinging onto the edge of the balcony with one hand. As an instinctive reaction, Nguyen got into action and climbed on a tile roof at the bottom level of the building, so that he could catch her.

The scariest part of the video is when the girl loses her grip and is seen falling from a height of 164 feet from the ground. Fortunately, when this happened, Nguyen had already reached a position where he could catch her and miraculously enough, the little one ended up in his lap.

Describing the incident, Nguyen said that while he was sitting in his truck, he heard the child crying, but at that time, it did not strike him that something as serious as this was in store. He further mentioned that the situation only sought his attention after he heard someone scream for help.

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“When the incident happened I did not think much. Seeing the baby I immediately thought of my daughter at home and hurriedly tried to save her. I didn't understand how I could scale the roof that quickly. Everything happened within a minute,” he added.

Soon after catching her, he hugged the little girl out of joy. While doing so, he realised that blood was coming out of her mouth. The girl was then taken to a nearby hospital where she is being treated for a dislocated hip.

Talking about how his life has changed ever since the incident, Nguyen mentioned that he has been receiving a lot of love online. He added that his life has not changed but has turned upside down because of this as he has never received such love on the internet, before.