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YmmaT-

I remember this one. The kid is walking his blind mother at the train. He wasn’t paying and fell in and his mother was screaming for him. The people there noticed and ran to help. That’s why she couldn’t do anything because the kid was her guide. Edit: Paying attention*


BeatYoDickNotYoChick

Makes sense. At first glance, you'd probably be forgiven for thinking she wanted him dead.


Allarius1

That was my initial thought with the way they were walking at an angle. I'm like there's no way they don't see the edge. Although I don't know what excuse the kid had for falling off in the first place, he still has eyes right? That's not someone I want as a guide if I was blind.


Solo_is_dead

r/KidsAreFuckingStupid


Globalpigeon

Kids are dumb man. My mom said I would walk into every damn door knob in the house.


witcherstrife

I replay some of my childhood memories and cringe at the amount of times I could have died or been severely injured.


HotCocoaBomb

I'm over 30 and still walk into doorknobs, and doors and corners and chairs and ledges. I just have no fucking spacial awareness and get bruises all the damn time to the point I stop noticing or even remembering how I got a bruise. I remember I had one a few months ago that got stupid dark and covered my knee, but I don't remember anymore how I got it because my clumsiness is so frequent.


BIGBOOLIOO

How the hell you make it to 30 😂


HotCocoaBomb

No idea, especially with all the head injuries I had as a child from falling off swings (headfirst onto concrete) or tripping down stairs and stepping on rusty nails...jfc I'm a disaster. How *did* I make it to thirty!?


Sweet-Ad-1017

I thought so too the mother deliberately did it.


stakoverflo

Yea I 100% thought it was intentional. Walk 'em to the edge then sit back and scream and clap your hands like it's a dog.


showponyoxidation

Yeah, the clapping makes a lot more sense once you realise she's blind. I assume she is desperately trying to use sound to locate herself.


andysaurus_rex

That's what I thought too but if she's blind it makes much more sense. Sad that I assumed a mom was trying to kill her son rather than maybe she's just blind but you never know...


Delta1159

I thought she was just lost in thought or not paying attention


UnNormie

My partner and I looked at this before reading comments and we're like 'wow what a shit mother' and 'God she's clearly trying to fucking kill him she isn't even trying' Well now we feel like dicks.


ViolentSarcasm

Wow… another case of _it’s all about context_ Seeing this video without that completely changed the narrative


ryanmuller1089

I was like wow, most useless mother ever. Very important context


keeleon

>He wasn’t paying and fell in You gotta pay the troll toll to get out of this boys hole.


Aristoearth

🎶You gotta pay the Troll Toll To get ~~in~~ out!🎶


Pixysus

I literally finished that episode 5 minutes ago, first time watching the show. Wtf?


crackalac

It's an all timer.


Pixysus

I said I’d watch it to understand the references, I guess it’s working


crackalac

You will see them everywhere.


Angeldragongirl1

I actually heard the mother had eyesight issues although im not sure on that one but I hope that’s why she had trouble helping


flossdog

This is correct. see below comment for article and video from reverse angle. https://www.reddit.com/r/ThatsInsane/comments/w3mzvz/salute_to_the_guy_who_didnt_hesitate_to_help_the/igxfzuy


pinchhitter4number1

Thank you. At first I was thinking she totally just tried to murder that kid


True_Truth2640

That’s what it looks like!


walgman

Yeah. Poor woman. So glad that was top comment.


StarshipMuffin

Me too omg!


Highplowp

Step-mom reflexes is what I thought, that was bizarre, glad we have an explanation.


External_Zucchini651

Step-mom reflexes. Never heard that before but it sounds insidious


True_Truth2640

Lmao step mom!


Downtown_Neon_Lights

Plenty of biological parents killing their kids


myfirstgold

Lmfao dude I've never heard that before but I'm going to use it for sure!


Do_Not_Read_Comments

Oh man that makes me feel so much worse than thinking she was just a psycho that tried to murder her kid. It makes sense watching it again after knowing that. Franticly reaching forward trying to help but not knowing if you're gonna fall yourself. It's heart breaking to imagine how she felt in that moment. Thankfully that man got involved immediately


EllEmmmArrr

That’s what I thought!


niroc42

Same thought


Zhjacko

It really does look like that


shotleft

That's the internet for ya.


20190229

The other angle shows how fast the train station worker was running. Legend.


kazza789

Holy shit. Sprinting full speed directly towards an oncoming train. That guy was amazing.


20190229

I was worried he would trip on the tracks!


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That was a big train. The whole station would have been shaking while he is running towards it.


20190229

The shaking would be due to the balls of steel he had to run with!


albinopentonen

His ben wa balls


Clean-Bass-9239

I could tell by her gate, She seemed like she was being guided by the child. The way she was reaching out, she heard him screaming most likely but didn't have the sense of perception.


MetropolisPt31

gait


Clean-Bass-9239

Missed that. Thanks


Intrepid00

> I actually heard the mother had eyesight issues That’s what I assumed since she seems to have him lead with hand on shoulder.


IncreaseNo3657

Even if she had eyesight issues, those markings parallel to the tracks are ragged for a reason.


jdash

The kid was her guide. That's why you see her back up to the end of strips and then attempt to reach out. She didn't know how far it was to the end. She panicked and she should have been paying better attention when being led by a child. Being a good guide for vision impaired isn't so simple. But the hero literally comes out of the woodwork. What was he doing over there


oddzef

> What was he doing over there May have been a switchman.


akatherder

That makes sense why she clapped too. That would be extremely helpful to her if she fell so she could locate how to get out. I think she instinctively did it for the kid.


isk_one

Mother is blind. That's the issue. Saw the after video on the news.


Actual-Highlight1577

they mean walking on those tiles should be bumpy giving blind people the knowledge that a few feet away are the tracks it’s the same with pavements at pedestrian crossings allowing blind people to know a road or in this case train tracks


isk_one

I get your reasoning.It's ragged so that the person knows it means danger. But its hard to tell which direction she needs to point to. And she needs to do it slowly too since she's blind. Look at the video again. She's trying to find her direction.


Galtiel

I can forgive the struggling to help - she was clearly desperate but afraid of falling in as well. I was more frustrated that she was walking on those tiles and kept going in the direction of the tracks, personally.


isk_one

Yea. It seems like her child was her guide. You must understand that she if she falls, it would be much worse. So her being systematic in her approach was right, though time was not on her side if that guy did not help.


masterofthefork

People make mistakes, they weren't paying attention.


Galtiel

Agreed, I don't think they're bad people or anything, it was just one of those things that's frustrating to see. As a sidenote my girlfriend often walks at an angle like that and it ends up leading me to have to switch sides or get walked into a mailbox lmao


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CaninseBassus

Depending when she became blind or to what degree, she may not even be aware that that they're there. Consider how often you notice tactile pavement. I personally notice it sometimes, but not all the time. Depending when she developed blindness (at birth vs. later in life due to something like cataracts or glaucoma) or if she has low vision and not full blindness, the effectiveness of tactile pavement had been shown to change. As with anything that is meant to be a warning, the effectiveness is should not be assumed to be 100%, even if it is effective in most situations.


imfuckingawesome

Is the kid blind too?! He's well old enough to know a 4 foot drop from ...the ground?


C_N1

It looks like the kid wasn't watching where he's going. It looks like he was looking towards the right side of the video (his left). Though I think that scared him for life and will never Walk close to the edge again.


EnterTheN1nja

Worst seeing-eye child I've ever seen.


lmqr

She's clearly disoriented and alarmed. Why make it sound like this was a failing on her part rather than a distressing accident


RukaJeeze

That's what I read too


Rehcraeser

Seems like it runs in the family considering the kid walked straight towards the edge


hammerisfun

Is...is that not incredibly apparent from every single action she makes during the video? The comments in here are something else.


andysaurus_rex

Watching it in this context of her having vision problems makes it look understandable but I'll admit when I first watched this, I thought it was a video of a mom who marched a tired child off the ledge of the tracks and did a horrible job trying to get him out.


Not_MrNice

I really wish people on this site would learn that assuming someone is a stupid asshole when you don't have the full story just makes you the stupid asshole.


Lokito_

We here are inundated daily with 100's of videos of stupid people. It's understandable to assume this was just another one of those videos. That's why comment sections are important, so you can enlighten yourself to more information. Have to admit, I was pretty pissed until I learned she was blind.


8asdqw731

you just assumed that people on this site assume others are stupid assholes without having their full story


21july21

Glad to see this, otherwise i looked like murder attempt


roofuskit

I was going to say, she looks blind.


flossdog

The mother is blind. The hero was awarded 50,000 Rupees for his bravery. That is more than one month’s average wage in India. This article has a video from the reverse angle showing the train approaching. https://metro.co.uk/2021/04/20/india-boy-saved-after-falling-on-train-tracks-in-front-of-blind-mum-14439941


LimitlessAeon

50,000 rupees! What’s the next step from a giant’s wallet that can hold that much?


n00neperfect

also he donated half of the reward to the kid's family.


Kryptosis

They should double the reward just for that


Lord-Sprinkles

Then he’ll donate half of that. And it’ll repeat! Infinite money glitch!


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Any of the wallets from Four Swords, Tri Force Heroes, or Breath of the Wild.


Minirig355

The denominations of Rupees go up to 1,000 ₹, but yeah that’s still a lot lol


FirFlyNeo

They are refering to Zelda game where game currency is rupee and 50k is too much in that context.


AfroTex1015

50,000 Indian Rupee equals 625.02 United States Dollar


hottodoggu2

Or 3 glocks.


dinesouth

where are you getting your glocks at?


LadyIceis

I wanted to know that answer to! Like where? I would have a full armory if they were that cheap!


hottodoggu2

lmao I live in the UK i literally just guessed.


dinesouth

lol oh okay i’m from texas which i’m sure to the world is gun central but 625 would get you like one glock if it’s new & clean, if it’s dirty not so much


VitalizedOfThe12

625 is cheap for a glock. Upper 700s is the average for one. Used or new.


dinesouth

i mean if you want top of the line of course, but used glock would never sell for 700, i could goto the gun store right now & get a new one for 6 just checked right now with the gun store i go to


Minetitan

What if you buy 2nd hand though, I think you can get a glock as low as 300$ if you know the right seller


VitalizedOfThe12

Dude if you know where to get 200 dollar glocks let me know. Got mine for 800.


No_Creativity

I wish


VitalizedOfThe12

Exactly. My glock17 was 800 with taxes in texas.


dinesouth

you mind me asking where you got it from? bass pro shop has them right now for 529 after taxes is 661


VitalizedOfThe12

A gun range. Honestly it probably was when I bought it back in the pandemic. I was taking truck loads into atlanta when all the police walked out and needed it for self defense.


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That's like 3 months average household income in India.


Tr2041

Run the other way


jmov

Good job from the track marshall to wave a green flag right after the accident was cleared.


DungeonMasterTroll

"keep going, theres not corpse to clean"


Charming_Register620

The real Chad


Chappietime

Holy shit. It is WAY scarier from that other angle. The first time I watched it, my first thought was “he’s not gonna make it,” even though I’d already seen the other angle. Thats some balls on the aimless drifter who was hiding in the woods near the train station.


Potential-Intern9469

Is the boy blind also?


youandyouandyou

dang.. only $650 for him. I'm sure that same money goes further there, but for saving a child's life it seems like a pittance


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Clown_Shoe

I spend a lot of time in India and yea it’s pretty damn substantial. Outside of hotel costs I could live well on that for months in India.


youandyouandyou

That's what I meant by "it'll go further there", sorry if that caused confusion. I didn't mean to say it was a bad reward or anything like that.


DillieDally

You are forgiven!


Sweet-Ad-1017

50,000 rupees is the average salary for an educated Indian with 4+ years of experience in any field. Today, 50,000 rupees covers a year of educational cost in a reasonably reputed institution. That guy saved a kid's life and the reward is just this? Is that what the child's life is worth? Who else thinks this is superficial and demeaning?


neroisstillbanned

In most countries, you get $0 from the government for something like this.


hotrox_mh

I'm sure he did it without expecting any reward at all, so I doubt he's complaining about it.


Vyndra-Madraast

God imagine being her. Your son suddenly lets go off your hand and you hear a train approaching. Then you realize he fell on the tracks. You can’t do anything because you don’t know where the edge is. Imagine being in this powerless position. If it wasn’t for the guy she would’ve lost her son. Who btw seems old enough to not be a complete idiot who firstly almost led his mother on the tracks and fell himself and secondly instead of taking a few steps back off of the tracks tried climbing back up.


hermes3094

While I agree that is stupid and he should have paid more attention i can totally understand why he did that. A fucking train was coming he panicked he tried going back to his mother . Do you really think your brain will work the same in a life threating situation??


fatboychummy

Yep, my brain works exactly the same in all situations because I'm so smoothbrained that I can't tell the difference between a scary situation and a fun one 😎


1977_makita_chainsaw

People can insult you all they want because your brain is so smooth that all of their insults will just slide off of it.


fatboychummy

Nothing sticks, just the way I like


Lindo_MG

We can expect kids to on point 100% , developing brains is a”work in progress” thing. Glad dude happened to be on the other side.


blodsbroder7

As a father of three I can confidently say, kids do stupid things for no reason. This one got very lucky


[deleted]

Kids do stupid things for reasons that are perfectly understandable if you're a child with very limited knowledge of the world and a brain that's still forming connections and will continue to do so until your mid-20s. Though in this case the kid was probably just zoned out and didn't notice the ledge... and I guarantee every single adult in this thread has zoned out and almost gotten hurt as a result before.


Lokito_

Kid learned a valuable lesson though.... hopefully.


Its_anomic

Everyone arguing about the mom instead of focusing on the guy literally risking his life without a second thought to save a child. The man’s a hero.


buffilosoljah42o

And the fact that he came out of literally nowhere.


Poincare_Confection

Dude was camouflaged as a piece of rail road equipment or something. Big stick bug energy coming out from that guy. Brings new meaning to the expression "trying to catch a train".


Antisocial-Owl

Look at him running across the tracks. From that distance I wouldn't even know if I'd be able to carry the kid to safety in time. He seriously didn't think twice before risking his life. He deserves the medal of the highest honor that exists.


somethingclever____

So did the guy in blue. I’m wondering if he saw it on a camera, or something because he books it from around a corner. So fortunate that the other guy was there to help them. Otherwise, not only would the boy not have survived, but the guy in blue would have only made it just in time to see a disaster unfold with no way to help.


buffilosoljah42o

Yeah what the heck, do heros just spawn at the train station?


hunmingnoisehdb

That's one brave man charging at an incoming train.


BabyComeBac

Totally a hero, also is kind of funny that he was scared af and ran away from the train when he got up to the station. He was scared but didn't care.


showponyoxidation

He did care. He just cared about the kid more. Good work my man. He can be proud of himself I think


Its_anomic

Yeah Im sure his adrenaline must have been pumping pretty hard


Sir_Payne

The guy took less than 2 seconds to react, and got the kid and himself up with less than 2 seconds to spare. Absolutely crazy crisis response skills


mightbedylan

I can't even focus on him, I'm distracted noticing the numbers in the overlay change from white to black depending on the background 🤔


GAMESGRAVE

God that guy is an absolute beast


stimpaxx

Lol bro I'm glad so many people explained what was going on with his mom. I was like wtf is she trying to coach him back into the platform or what


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My first thought was that she was just *that* terrified of falling in herself, but being blind makes so much more sense.


Sir4u92

Is the kid blind as well?


treatyoftortillas

I mean... I laughed


Buderus69

The kid also didn't see the open area on the other side of the track where he could have easily moved to the side to escape the train. But I guess you are in a shock at that moment.


hir0chen

If he hesitated even just 1 sec...


Flashy_Worth_3690

Naw, I counted, and he has a whole *two* seconds to react.


Mr_Goofball

That's on the kid... he was looking in the direction of the drop-off, yet just walked right into it.


ScruffyBT

Real-life superheros don't wear capes and don't draw attention to themselves. They just do what needs to be done when the opportunity presents itself.


SAYUSAYME007

Hero is born into you


Sshah23

Could the kid not have just… walked off the tracks in the other direction?


BloodshotPizzaBox

A) Kids are stupid B) People in sudden emergencies are stupid.


FluffyDiscipline

He jumped and ran quite a distance.... Well done him, just in the nick of time (It makes sense she's blind, that's why she's clapping to get an idea where he is"


henryauron

What a hero - if only people would focus on him. It's people like this that give me hope for the human race. No thinking about the situation, no concern for his own safety - just wants to help the poor boy


gschaltung

Balls of steel


Worldly_Ad_6483

Damn, that’s gotta be the most heroic act I’ve ever seen. In the time it took him to decide to run, there is no way his brain could have processed the motion of the train and whether he would make it.


Berna_count

This is old the woman was blind. Don't know how many times I have seen this reposted.


[deleted]

That poor lady is blind.


RetroGames59

Holy fucking give that guy many beers


OldSchoolTroll419

Iirc she was blind and that's why you see her trying to reach for him and can't find him


SimilarJackfruit8315

Her being blind makes a lot more sense.


Single_Raspberry9539

That’s a gad damn hero!


rolledricky

wow incredible. Hero


Illustrious_Farm7570

Real life Guardian angel right there.


BangBang9595

My guy came out of nowhere full sprint


gosiph

Needed this guy in uvlade


Soggy_Waffle303

Where the hell did that dude come from? What a hero


originalbL1X

Was that attempted murder or what? Edit: apparently she’s blind.


Sharzu

She is blind


Paul25719

Was the kid blind too?


_GCastilho_

Worse. He was distracted While guiding her BLIND mother THROUGH A TRAIN STATION


[deleted]

Thats why they usually use dogs as eyes for the blind.


originalbL1X

That would explain it.


Impressive_Budget_61

Fr I was abt to say like damn it looked like she purposely walked him over to the edge so he would fall onto the tracks


Re-core

Seems like the kid was blind as well because the little guy kept walking


Extension_Ask_6954

Exactly.


flossdog

The mother is blind. see below comment for article and video from reverse angle. https://www.reddit.com/r/ThatsInsane/comments/w3mzvz/salute_to_the_guy_who_didnt_hesitate_to_help_the/igxfzuy


ronm4c

That guy should never have to pay for his own drinks for the rest of his life


lastfirstname1

I'm definitely be contributing to his tab if he ever pops into my pub in India.


notsogreatredditor

They did reward him and the Gigachad split the reward to fund the kids education


ronm4c

What a stand up guy


ultimateWave

Dang, that guy is a super hero


koreE79

Someone buy that man a cape


Sweet-Ad-1017

Cape's gonna get him stuck. Buy him a vacation.


koreE79

Solid rationale. 11/10


kaiel_pineda

I'm not making light of the situation, but that should permanently teach her kid to be always alert of his surroundings, especially when he's walking his blind mom.


RaysireksOG987

Damn.. bro ran right at a train


Time_Swordfish5275

r/KidsAreFuckingStupid


pneumatichorseman

Seriously, is the kid blind too? Like just go into the wide open field where there is not a train bearing down on you...


lastfirstname1

Focus on the hero. Accidents happen.


ScrewCrusherPunch

The rescuer, [Mayur Shelke](https://www.indiatimes.com/trending/social-relevance/meet-mayur-shelke-hero-who-saved-a-childs-life-539117.html), runs pretty fast for a guy with balls that big.


MrCocktimusPrime

So i might be missing something but couldnt the kid just hop over to the other side of the tracks? I dont see a train coming on that side.


WanderinHobo

I don't think he even looked around until a few seconds after trying to climb up. Full panic mode.


Inthewirelain

Total hero


DangerRanger-69

Hero


charminOne

The mother was blind. Otherwise, I was sure that was a attempt to kill her kid.


holyforkingshrtballz

Holy adrenaline Batman


Sarcastic24-7

I’m guessing the lady must be blind based upon the way she is groping around unsure where the child is.


user_Actual

Wow yeah when u watch back you can tell the mother is blind and doesn’t even realize what happened at first. Damn..


sunyane

Is the kid fucking blind too? Come on kid!


hippie_freak_

ok the mother is blind but why did the kid go down there