I saved a mans life today

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    Jan 10, 2014 4:58 AM GMT
    I was with my BF in union square when an elderly man tried to run a green light. I think he got clipped by a bicyclist because he fell in the middle of the street. Meanwhile the USPS driver was in a van and it took me a split second to realize he couldn't see the man on the ground and was getting too close for comfort. I ran up to the elderly man and yelled for the driver to stop and he did just in time. I managed to help the man up and led him off the street.

    i'm torn because while i'm relieved that he wasn't killed i'm more disturbed at how much the bystander effect came into play. For some reason I keep picturing what would've happened if I wasn't there or if I got caught in the bystander effect and stood there. I don't think i'd be able to live with myself. Thankfully the only thing that matters is the "what is" and not the "what if"

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    Jan 10, 2014 5:10 AM GMT
    Good Job!

    Maybe he will report you to the news, show people every race helps out
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    Jan 10, 2014 5:37 AM GMT
    Way to go man!
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    Jan 10, 2014 6:11 AM GMT
    ReeBad19 saidGood Job!

    Maybe he will report you to the news, show people every race helps out

    Oh for fuck's sake. No one in New York needs to be told that black people can be every bit as good (and bad) as any other race.
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    Jan 10, 2014 7:04 AM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    ReeBad19 saidGood Job!

    Maybe he will report you to the news, show people every race helps out

    Oh for fuck's sake. No one in New York needs to be told that black people can be every bit as good (and bad) as any other race.


    Cheeeeeel.

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  • MikeW

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    Jan 10, 2014 7:25 AM GMT
    Thank you for doing that.
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    Jan 10, 2014 7:32 AM GMT
    Thank you for doing so! I always have a fear of that too, what if I'm so shocked that I don't move enough in time or something icon_mad.gif Hopefully I could save somebody's life too you should feel really good don't overthink it icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 10, 2014 8:22 AM GMT
    Tmac...aka guardian angel
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    Jan 10, 2014 8:25 AM GMT
    Aristoshark said
    ReeBad19 saidGood Job!

    Maybe he will report you to the news, show people every race helps out

    Oh for fuck's sake. No one in New York needs to be told that black people can be every bit as good (and bad) as any other race.


    Damn straight (amazing how I'm agreeing with you icon_razz.gif). Every race is just as good as any other, White, Black, Asian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, whatever.
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    Jan 10, 2014 8:52 AM GMT

    That's quick , you did something priceless he should be grateful.

    I know its kind always the case people tend to just watch all the time.

    Stay sane and tune all the time icon_wink.gif ~ bless you!
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    Jan 10, 2014 9:46 AM GMT
    Nice! I understand the feeling of being torn. It happened to me many years ago when with friends, we prevented at the last moment a woman to jump under the metro. She cried and yelled at us hysterically and I remember feeling very bad because my motivation for "saving" her was only because I didn't want to witness her body crushed under the train and I didn't want to be late for school. I felt like a bad person. I wonder where she is now. Is she still alive?
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    Jan 10, 2014 9:49 AM GMT
    Well done man


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    Jan 10, 2014 10:16 AM GMT
    nice job man. don't worry about how others didn't do anything. you stepped up when the time was right.
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    Jan 10, 2014 11:28 AM GMT
    God Bless you.
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    Jan 10, 2014 1:06 PM GMT
    willular saidnice job man. don't worry about how others didn't do anything. you stepped up when the time was right.


    Thanks. I know that the only thing that matters is that he lived. I stepped in many situations where a person was being bullied or being hurt and I never thought much of being the only person or the quickest person to act, but this was the first time that someone was close to being killed so it makes me realize how big the issue was to me.
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    Jan 10, 2014 1:10 PM GMT
    That's a wonderful story, you are truly decent human being for stepping up like that.
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    Jan 10, 2014 1:23 PM GMT
    tmac said
    willular saidnice job man. don't worry about how others didn't do anything. you stepped up when the time was right.


    Thanks. I know that the only thing that matters is that he lived. I stepped in many situations where a person was being bullied or being hurt and I never thought much of being the only person or the quickest person to act, but this was the first time that someone was close to being killed so it makes me realize how big the issue was to me.


    The way you acted so quickly in a dangerous situation shows a great deal about your character. The world needs more people like you who are willing to help, who keep their wits in an emergency and who make the right choice. Congratulations.
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    Jan 10, 2014 3:33 PM GMT
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    tmac said
    willular saidnice job man. don't worry about how others didn't do anything. you stepped up when the time was right.


    Thanks. I know that the only thing that matters is that he lived. I stepped in many situations where a person was being bullied or being hurt and I never thought much of being the only person or the quickest person to act, but this was the first time that someone was close to being killed so it makes me realize how big the issue was to me.


    The way you acted so quickly in a dangerous situation shows a great deal about your character. The world needs more people like you who are willing to help, who keep their wits in an emergency and who make the right choice. Congratulations.


    Thank you. I don't think i'm a hero or anything. I just believe that if I was in his position I would want someone to save me, so treat people the way i'd like to be treated.
  • mybud

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    Jan 10, 2014 3:54 PM GMT
    God protects "what if's" bro...
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    Jan 10, 2014 4:20 PM GMT
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    Jan 10, 2014 4:21 PM GMT
    The elderly are always disrupting the flow of traffic whether they're behind a wheel or in front of it.
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    Jan 10, 2014 4:23 PM GMT
    Awesome.. glad you were there and able to help. Wish more people were like you in this instance! Good job!

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    Jan 10, 2014 4:25 PM GMT
    tmac saidI was with my BF in union square when an elderly man tried to run a green light. I think he got clipped by a bicyclist because he fell in the middle of the street. Meanwhile the USPS driver was in a van and it took me a split second to realize he couldn't see the man on the ground and was getting too close for comfort. I ran up to the elderly man and yelled for the driver to stop and he did just in time. I managed to help the man up and led him off the street.

    i'm torn because while i'm relieved that he wasn't killed i'm more disturbed at how much the bystander effect came into play. For some reason I keep picturing what would've happened if I wasn't there or if I got caught in the bystander effect and stood there. I don't think i'd be able to live with myself. Thankfully the only thing that matters is the "what is" and not the "what if"



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    Jan 10, 2014 4:27 PM GMT
    well done!
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    Jan 10, 2014 4:59 PM GMT
    tmac saidI was with my BF in union square when an elderly man tried to run a green light. I think he got clipped by a bicyclist because he fell in the middle of the street. Meanwhile the USPS driver was in a van and it took me a split second to realize he couldn't see the man on the ground and was getting too close for comfort. I ran up to the elderly man and yelled for the driver to stop and he did just in time. I managed to help the man up and led him off the street.

    i'm torn because while i'm relieved that he wasn't killed i'm more disturbed at how much the bystander effect came into play. For some reason I keep picturing what would've happened if I wasn't there or if I got caught in the bystander effect and stood there. I don't think i'd be able to live with myself. Thankfully the only thing that matters is the "what is" and not the "what if"



    You are a REAL MAN.

    HERO.