A local Chinese man is being hailed a hero after catching  a one-year-old baby falling from a second storey window on Sunday.

The baby, who it was believed went looking for his mother, climbed onto the window during a heavy thunderstorm in Xiaolan Town, Zhongshan City of Guangdong Province.

Mr. Li, who lives across the street, hurried across the road and held out his arms, according to the surveillance video footage, in the hope of catching the falling baby.

Mr. Hu, also a local,  rushed to his side to join in the rescue, along with other nearby residents who put several pieces of cardboard and a sofa on the ground under the window, in an attempt to prevent the baby falling directly onto the street.

“I didn’t think too much at the time. I was just afraid of failing to catch him. Some people put down cardboard to avoid serious injuries to the baby if I fail to catch him,” said Li.

“It was nothing but human instinct to do so,” said Mr Hu.

Watch the video below to see how it all unfolded.

We know it’s human instinct, but you’re still a real hero, especially in his mum’s eyes!!  Imagine the relief!! xx 

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