The son can be seen wandering around the landing whilst his mother is on the phone when he approaches the balcony. Looking down, he then appears to fall through the railing.
With lightning fast reactions, the mother manages to get the the ground and catch her son’s leg before he fell completely, likely saving his life.
The footage is genuinely stomach-churning.
Simply amazing reactions there and it’s unthinkable what may have happened if the mother wasn’t so fast on her feet.
At this stage, it’s unknown whether anyone was injured in the incident.
People can be seen rushing to the scene to help the woman pull her son up, with a delivery driver also rushing down the stairs in case the child fell and he could retrieve him.
The general consensus with the clip is that of praise for the mother and her reactions, though a few believe that if she were paying more attention to her child instead of her phone, the drama could have been avoided altogether.
Meanwhile, a few think that the woman has very sturdy ground on which to sue whoever was responsible for the ridiculously unsafe railing.
It’s hard to disagree with the latter point. Someone needs to be made an example of so more accidents like this don’t happen.
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Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down.Follow