A special education student missed his school bus in the morning, and decided to walk along the bus’ route to reach his school.
Walking along busy streets presents a clear danger to any pedestrian, let alone a small boy who is obviously not fully aware of the risks involved in such an activity.
Fortunately, a passing motorcycle rider spotted the boy walking alone on the fast lane of a road in Tseung Kwan O on Tuesday, and acted promptly to save him from being hit by the rushing vehicles.
The biker’s quick thinking and timely action earned him praises from netizens after a video footage of the incident was posted on social media, Ming Pao Daily reports.
In the video clip that was taken by the camera installed on the man’s motorbike, a boy wearing a school uniform is seen walking on the innermost lane of a busy highway.
It appears the boy doesn’t realize what he is doing is very dangerous.
After a few seconds, the biker is seen pulling over and then running across three lanes to catch the boy and guide him to the outermost side of the road.
The biker, surnamed Wong, uploaded the clip onto a Facebook page called HK HotBike at about 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
The video soon went viral, with netizens calling him a good-hearted fellow and a real hero who deserves to be listed as one of “Hong Kong’s Good People” for 2017.
The police confirmed receiving a call from Wong at 8:44 a.m. Tuesday.
Investigation showed that the boy is a student from a school that provides special education services.
As he had missed the school bus in the morning, he decided to walk along the bus’ route in order to reach the school.
After being notified by the police, the boy’s parents came to take him back.
In an interview, Wong said he only did what anyone would have done in such a situation, adding that it was a small matter that need not be published in a newspaper.
A mother left a message in response to Wong’s post, saying she, too, has a child with special needs and she could only wish there are more people like Wong in this world.
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