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Here’s the raw footage of a story from last month. It’s a beautiful story of humanity and compasssion. ~ JJ
John Paul Attard doesn’t consider himself a hero.
On the morning of April 26, TTC employee John Paul Attard saw a man standing on track level-northbound, at Dundas Station. He immediately asked a TTC employee to cut the power, which stops all trains three stations away from speeding towards the incident. Attard rushed to the man’s side and sat on the ledge in front of him. That is when he noticed the hospital bracelet on his arm, which was cause for concern.
“I said to him, ‘Are you having a bad day?’ He said ‘Yes,’ and that he wanted to hurt himself,” said Attard. “So I decided to embrace him and give him a hug.”
After a round of deep breathing exercises, Attard then told him to repeat the words, “ I am strong.”
The entire rescue attempt took about 30 minutes and a one point, Attard had everyone on the north and southbound tracks chanting, “I am strong.” in unison.
Via The Toronto Sun