Nearly die. Not die. And thank goodness for that and all, but do cats ever walk out of fourth-story windows? Do dogs? Do rats? How dumb are the younglings of the human race?
In Shishi, Fujian province recently, a five-year-old boy woke up, saw no one was home, opened a window, and crawled out. He avoided serious injury and possible death thanks to an air conditioning unit. Pinned between the AC and side of the building, there the child remained until adults could rush up to save him.
According to Daily Mail:
A neighbour who first saw the boy said: ‘Suddenly I heard loud baby cries. Looking out I was terrified to see a boy was struggling in the air, with his head stuck behind the air conditioner.’
Five neighbours rushed up to the boy’s flat and broke in. One said: ‘I grabbed the boy’s head, preventing him from slipping down further.’
Meanwhile, the other three broke into the flat below so that they could lean out the window and support the boy’s weight. The boy was eventually rescued 40 minutes later.
Keeping in mind that we’ve seen this before – many, many times – here are two more looks at this representative of our dum-dum race: