What would you do if someone fell on the tracks as a train was coming? New Yorker Wesley Autrey was a 50 year-old construction worker and Navy veteran who risked his life in just such a scenario.
A man suffering from a seizure fell just as a train was arriving. With no time to act, the father of two - who had his daughters with him - jumped in, rolled this stranger between the rails, and put his body on top of him to shield. The train passed over them by just an inch, leaving grease on his cap. What’s more amazing is what he said after:
“I don’t feel like I did something spectacular; I just saw someone who needed help…I did what I felt was right.”
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- examined-life said: Hannah Arendt repeatedly documents the same common response in various situations: ‘I could not do otherwise’ - and yet it is amazing.
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