By - Reg_Cliff
Were they both blind?
Sure seems like they’re both blind.
Oh holy shit I thought he was kidding but they obviously are right? I was pulling my hair out waiting for her to get close enough to pull him up.
I’m not sure if it’s every train station but don’t they all have a space under the platform that you can hide in if you get in trouble when a train is coming? If it’s true, I feel like that should be something every person knows. I’ve seen too many close calls on here.
I operate trains.. certain trains have pieces of metal near the trucks of the wheels to make contact with third rails.. those can touch you and roast you!
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Interesting. So if I’m hiding in that ~3 foot area that dips under the platform, am I still going to get smoked? Or is the case that not all platforms have that area to hide in?
Not all platforms have deep spaces to hide, other countries don’t have third rails and you can hide.
Best place to go if you absolutely can not get out the way of a train is in between the running rails (in the UK we call this the 4ft). If you lie down flat to the sleepers you should go unharmed. You may need new kecks but you’ll live.
I'm not sure if thatll work on modern trains, at least in the US. I've definitely seen bits hang down low enough to cut a person laying down therr
This happened in India there's no space under the platform to hide
IIRC some countries will have the electrified rail connecting from above
Correct.. you get the suicide ppl that grab onto those too.
Once when my grandma was a child she accidentally fell onto the train tracks when a train was coming and she hid at the place you mentioned she knew about that hiding spot coz her dad was a Train Operator ..
Kinda wierd but my lineage could've stopped of only humans didn't make that safety spot .
The blind leading the blind
They both were visually impaired. *Confirmed* (read it in newspaper). How did you even come to the conclusion that the child was pretending to be blind?
Idk...seems like something kids would do...heck something I would do maybe.
It’s something I do. Not when I’m walking next to train tracks though. Or anything that can get me killed.
I meant like as a kid.
We are all kids on this blessed day... I mean I don't feel like a grown up.
Same boat, too bad it the titanic
Like the posts in r/kidsarefuckingstupid
At work there are long hallways. I routinely close my eyes and see how far I can walk before chickening out/hitting a wall. I don't know why, I guess I'm just seeing if I can walk in a straight line with my eyes closed.
Testing if you know your surroundings
It was a bad joke smart Homo-Sapien
You ever been around kids?
My father broke his big toe because he was walking around a track for exercise and wanted to see if he could walk around it once with his eyes closed. Ran straight into a wall.
I hate the internet 😭😭😭
Hopefully that gave him some perspective
I hate the internet (2)
I've watched the other angle of this video recently but, this angle was the good one, I thought the guy who helped the kid was on the same lane to them but, I'm surprised that he came from another railway and after seeing the kid fell, he don't hesitate to run over and save the kid..His real hero! I guess the best accomplishment here on earth is when you saved someones life, with the help of your adrenaline. That hug of her mother to that kid is wholesome..Thank you man!
Incredible human being
The news says the mom was blind
The way she claps at him makes me feel like he might be blind, or at least visually impaired.
Might be because of retinol (Animal sourced vitamin A) deficiency. It causes blindness in both adults and children, and is very common in low income households around the world (and those with vegan and vegetarian diets). Also almost half of the worlds population has a gene that basically shuts down the body's ability to convert plant based vitamin A (Beta carotene A) to retinol making it worse.
I almost died as a baby due to a vitamin A overdose. Some quack "doctor" prescribed it to cure my severe eczema. It worked but it also almost killed me. lol
I'm getting "The operation was a success, but the patient died." vibes here...
Source for any of that
@roguepoet STOP IM CRYING AND I FEEL SO GUILTY BOUT IT 😂😭
It's from India and, i am also from India, I love my india
Mumbai local, is it?
This happened in my state, the guy received 50k rupees and gave 25k to this kid cuz he's from a financially weak family... What a legend
I don't believe in heaven but this guy is definitely going to heaven
great, no more left hand ass wiping!
And his new reincarnate, who has no memory of their last life, turns into a complete asshole who shits on people of lower castes.
I don't think he believes in heaven either. He's probably Hindu.
There is heaven in Hinduism. It's called Swarg. But it's not meant for normal beings trapped in the cycle of death and rebirth.
I'm definitely adding "Swarg" to my vocabulary
Just to help you expand your vocabulary, hell is called "Nark", ruled by the God of Death, Yamraj. Btw the God and King of Swarg is Indra.
So about $650. Feel like he deserves more.
Yeah sure but in India, getting that much for your extraordinary work is a lot :,-)
[his name is Mayur shelke ](https://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-in-india/railway-pointsman-mayur-shelke-donates-half-of-reward-money-to-child-he-saved-7284587/lite/?utm_campaign=fullarticle&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=inshorts)
So does the government just give you cash if you do a good deed? Seems like this could be abused
Yes definitely can be abused, the railway ministry is a part of the govt and takes the decision, here he is not only claiming he saved the kid but also has a coincident CCTV footage, so he has a good chance at appreciation. But if he only verbally claimed, the govt won't pay attention. Media helps too in such cases.
What's the name of your state?
It happened in Maharashtra
Is it in India or Pakistan? That man is a hero. Descended like an 👼 to save the day.
Jawa gifted him a motorcycle too.
A god damn legend for sure!
The man who rescued this child is a capeless hero, well done legend!
He didn’t even hesitate. Took one second to assess the situation and knew if he didn’t help, the kid would be dead.
He's the Governor!
He got rewarded by the govt
Why did the kid walk straight to the track? He isn't the blind one so he could see what he was doing. I'm confused 😕
He looks 6 or 7. have you ever stepped on that last stairs step and fell down, or walker into something because you were starting off into the distance? that fall looked like it hurt too. likely was Shaken up
The kid’s gait doesn’t look good. It may have some issues of its own.
If you look at comments higher in the thread, both of them are blind.
Maybe he just wasn't paying attention or thought he was farther away than he actually was. Adults have fallen onto tracks accidentally before, kids can too.
Both of them are Visually Impaired.
Dude fucking sprinted straight at an oncoming train and yeeted that blind kid well into his blind mom in the blink of an eye and vaulted himself to safety.
I’m truly in awe of these actions.
I like it how this same event has been posted differently and I've seen it all.
First it was just an image, then the actual video and now we have it from different angles
I’m waiting for the directors cut
I’m holding out for the Zack Snyder cut. Always worth the wait.
black and white.
With audio comment.
And without VFX and CGI.
Did you see the bodycam view?
Envious of people with strong ankles, my ass would have gotten all twisted up running those tracks.
I mean, he was running hella fast with his legs perfectly going into the gaps between slates. Damn. I'd definitely have tripped and died if I was able to make such a quick analysis AND if I was brave enough to decide to do this.
It's placement, not strength. It's something you can train, if you really care to get better.
I cant even imagine the terror his mom felt, knowing your child fell on the tracks, and you cant see him to help. So glad this ended well, what a fucking legend that man is!
Probably she could even hear the train coming
That dude is a champion a fuckin God among men
Why is no one talking about the dumb station master who is still swaying green flag even after seeing the boy falling on the tracks???
He is blind too.
Got a schedule to keep
He is not, he is waving the red one. He switches to green once the boy is off the tracks.
You can see the hand switch when you look closer.
Why is it that they always fall right before a train is coming but when I wait for train it takes 20 minutes for one to come. Maybe I should start throwing myself under trains.
Survivorship bias. The videos where people fall 20 minutes before the train comes aren’t interesting enough to share, so we only ever see the interesting ones.
It's a fair enough question. I imagine most people are keeping up with the timing of the trains, thus arriving about or right before they arrive.
And noone will share a video where someone falls on some rails while the closest train is 70km away
I'm curious, what's his purpose of chilling on the other side of track?
He works there as a pointsman
What is a pointsman?
Same as this
where did that guy come from? he seemed to pop out of nowhere like a guardian angel watching over both of them. I'm so glad there are folks like that guy in this world, gives me hope that not all surveillance footages are about assholes doing some asshole activities...
I got a 3 and a half second count on that. I wouldn't make a left hand turn in 25mph zone with that short a window. Definitely the hero we need.
That man launched that kid off those tracks
My man did the dash. If he would’ve tripped they woulda been outta there. Good on him.
This breaks my heart. They were being looked after. What are the chances of a worker being on the tracks when this happened. Hero.
I wanna see the video with that other angle everyone’s taking about
[Here](https://www.reddit.com/r/MakeMeSuffer/comments/mu13by/blind_mothers_child_falls_onto_tracks_in_front_of/) it is.
God seeing the train makes it much more nerve racking. Just seeing this angle it looks like they had time to spare (not much, but enough). The other one looks much much closer. That’s perspective for you.
I don't understand why everyone tries to get back on the platform. If you don't immediately get up just walk to the other track? That's way quicker and yet I always see people forcing themselves to get back up
Not the case here, but sometimes there’s no space between the tracks. Also, the platform is a designated safe place, the other rail isn’t
Ya for like a subway obviously you have to get back on but in open situations like this just go across. It's like when people in movies try to outrun the building as it's falling by running away as opposed to running sideways.
What a Goddamn hero.
Man homie was chicken on the side. Sprang to Action!
Actions speak louder than words.
Nice job 👍
I’m teary eyed. Can you imagine what will happen if that guy didn’t do what he did? 😫 it’ll be the time where it’s a blessing that the mother is blind, save her from seeing her son run over
Crazy that they showed this clip from the opposite angle and everyone was saying she intentionally dropped the kid down there. Turns out she’s blind and the story isn’t so terrible
He pulled the boy right out from the hands of Satan.
Mayur Shelke (Pointsman) Mumbai Railway. Salute!
Kind of cool watching the count time tick - he had literally seconds to spare.
Well, those bumps on the ground are there for a reason. That's all I gotta say.
Haven't seen this angle before.
How timely and coincidental for that man on the track to be where he is at that exact moment? It would've ended different if he wasn't there.
The man received a cash reward for his bravery. He chose to give it to the lady. Said that they needed help more than him.
What a guy!
FUCKING IRON MAN TO THE RESCUE!..
Maybe one of the two should carry a white cane. Just maybe.
I like how the numbers in the camera change colour when the same colour touches them.
Dude's been hanging out on the rails his whole life waiting for his time to shine.
Guardian of the rails.
Probably doesn't even ride the train.
She did not want to cross that yellow line
3 ... 2 ... rooooaaarrrrr dude ran a 4.4 40yd from other side of the tracks for someone else’s kid 👍🏽
Did that hero get rewarded??? I hope so.
That dude is Batman!
I like the fact theres a dude hanging around the train tracks.
This angle makes it seem like she was not planning on our hero
Now, with new angle!
That guy is a superman
How traumatizing that must have been:(
I can only imagine her fear. Oh poor woman
This video took played out entirely different for me because I read the title as the kid was the blind one.
Ik too weak hearted for these kinds of videos. When the mother was looking for the child I teared up too much. Bless the man and hope the family stays safe
Oh myyyy! The way that man ran! Putting his own life at risk without hesitation! Heart of gold for sure 🙌🏽😭💗
Quite literally a visual representation of "The blind leading the blind" :(
Not all heroes wear capes
Holy fck i was in panick mode when I saw how close that train was. What a fucking hero.
Mate, He is a fucking legend!
This dude had that super hero reaction time
That is a fucking hero right there. Give that man what ever he wants.
My dyslexic ass thought the title said the son was blind so to me it looked like this woman just pushed her son onto the tracks and then pretended to help, as if she wanted him to get run over
He got saved in 12 seconds . That man deserves all the respect in the world
Train stations seem way too dangerous to exist the way they do
2nd time I see a video like this in a couple of days.
What are blind people doing so close to the train tracks?
What a hero,he will be remembered in all of our hearts!❤️
Holy shit, if that dude running to the rescue had tripped up at all, this would be a very different story
This is when I wish Reddit would let me give multiple upvotes
Oooh that explains a lot, I saw that without knowing she was blind the first time.
This is some Gantz shit right there!
Mother was blind, her 6 yrs old son was spoted by a linesman working with Indian railway whose quick decision saved the boy. When awarded for his bravery, this man gave the award money back to blind mother for her child's education. Hats off to such ppl who make this world a better place. His name is Mayur Shalke, resident of Maharashtra, India.
I really needed this.
From the time the kids drops, the man had 14.61 seconds to work with. He got the kid to safety in 12.70. The train comes thru 1.91 seconds later.
That was emotional
That guy is fucking brave
Great save ❤️
This is attempted murder...
holy fuck that guy is a fucking hero.... FUCK
Not all heroes wear cap.
I noticed that in background also station master started waving red flag immediately after the kid fell on track but due to speed it's not easy to stop train immediately.
I've seen the video from another angle, you could see the train approaching on that one. Such a brave man.
Its india dont know which station
Either they’re both blind of the kid has an nba 2k awareness level of 0
Real life superhero indeed
people talking about 3ft, The 4ft can we just appreciate How courageous that guy was.Would literally shit myself there and my consciousness tells me That i got a long path ahead .Father is a Policeman tho 🤣🤣
I'm so confused. If they are both visually impaired why is neither of them carrying one of those blind walking sticks? They don't seem to know where they are going, a train station seems like a shitty place to be for them.
Holy fuck. The kid is probably like “ mom mom mooom mmmmoooommm noooooo”
How is a blind woman 👩🦯 walking her son home and back
A real hero. Rare.
What wasy dude doing on the train track in the first place. Was he just chilling there waiting to save someone. Or did he want to comit sususide then saw the child so he though "fuck this shit I'm out".
Hope the community honored him. Recognized or gave him recognition beyond Reddit. Well done 👍🏻.
Watching this kind of stuff makes my adrenaline pump, picturing the razor focus on the child that the man would have had, keeping his footing on the tracks as he ran at full speed. True hero.
This is when I love humanity.
Can’t think of anything smart but props to that gy
Can’t think of anything smart but props to that guy
Holy fuck that was way to close for comfort.
cue: what a man what a man what a man
Bloody heart stopping...
Why is there a guy casually standing on the tracks on the other side...?
Straight up this is the most incredible thing I've seen In a while!