Train station worker in China saves toddler from falling off escalator

Train station worker in China saves toddler from falling off escalator
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Parents, do keep an eye on your kids.

A couple had quite the scare in Guangdong, China, on Nov 5 after their toddler son wandered off at a train station.

As his parents were busy buying tickets from a self-service kiosk, the two-year-old sneaked past the fare gates and ran to an escalator.

Even though his mother was right on his tracks, she couldn't get past the gate.

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Right after stepping on the descending escalator, the boy lost his balance and fell on his back.

He was a mere second from getting seriously hurt when a quick-thinking station worker scooped him into her arms.

She said: "He ran very quickly to the escalator and I realised how dangerous it could be, so I rushed to him."

The station worker carried him to safety and quickly checked him over for injuries.

She then returned the boy to his mother who was waiting by the fare gate.

The toddler's remorseful parents said they'd learned their lesson from the episode and thanked the station worker.

After a video clip of the rescue was shared widely on Chinese social media, netizens praised the station worker for going beyond the call of duty.

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