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Man Climbs Out On A Subway Beam To Comfort A Suicidal Woman And Convince Her Not To Jump

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NYDNA good Samaritan climbed across a girder to talk a suicidal straphanger out of jumping at an East Village subway station Saturday.

The man followed the troubled young woman about 10 feet out onto the beam about 20 feet above the platform and sat with her, trying to calm her down at the Broadway-Lafayette subway station at about 3:30 p.m.

“The only thing I overheard was the young girl saying nobody cares about her,” said Michal Klein, of Hoboken, N.J., who had just come off of a downtown D train and was headed to a burger joint.

Other subway riders crowded around and watched the drama unfold as the man gently talked to her.

“It was just like a random person who went over to keep her calm,” Klein said.

Cops soon arrived and moved people away from the scene. At about 4:20 p.m., they escorted the distressed young woman from the station and brought her to an ambulance.

“I just hope that she gets help,” Klein said.

Lot of heroics out here on a Monday.  The reporter in Texas (along with the thousands of rescue workers).  This Good Samaritan in NYC.   Makes me want to get out there and do something for someone other than myself.

Imagine how good of a person you have to be to do this?  To see an unstable woman dangling over the subway tracks, put your stuff down, scale up and climb across a beam 20 feet above the ground to hug her and console her?  He was on his way to get a burger and literally saved a woman’s life on the way.   Sometimes that’s all it takes.  Just talking to someone.  Or just listening.  And you usually don’t even have to scale a subway beam to do it.  It’s that easy.