May 23, 2014
The man was walking past the building during a thunderstorm when he spotted the 1-year-old, who had climbed onto a window ledge.
Mr. Li was one of a small group of neighbors and passers-by who rushed to try to rescue the child in Xiaolan town, Zhongshan city, in Guangdong Province.
“Some people put down cardboard to avoid serious injuries to the baby if I fail to catch him,” Mr. Li said.
“I didn’t think too much at the time. I was just afraid of failing to catch him.
“It was nothing but human instinct to do so.”
CCTV footage captured the moment he managed to catch the baby with the help of another man, named Mr. Hu, and hand the child safely to its mother.