The Daily Mail newspaper of the UK has posted an article hailing the bravery of a local delivery driver who saved the life of a little girl falling from the balcony of an apartment complex in Hanoi.
“This is the astonishing moment a heroic delivery driver caught a two-year-old girl who fell from a 12th storey balcony in Vietnam”, the UK publication wrote in an article on the story.
According to the Daily Mail, Nguyen Ngoc Manh, 31, was sitting in his truck waiting to deliver a package in Hanoi on February 28 when he saw the toddler hanging from the balcony of a high-rise building and clinging to the edge with just one hand.
“The father-of one reacted instinctively and raced out of his car and climbed onto a tile roof at the bottom level of the building to get into a better position to be able to catch the girl”, the news outlines states.
“In a heart-stopping moment, video footage shows the two-year-old lose her grip before plunging to the ground from 164 feet - but somehow Manh was able to reach for the girl, who fell onto his lap”.
The Daily Mail added that Manh's life has since been “turned upside down” after saving the toddler and he has received thousands of positive messages on various social media platforms.
Manh’s inspirational story has greatly impressed readers who offer their compliments and describe him as a “wonderful man”, a "real hero", and a "great man”.VOV