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'Spider-Man' becomes global hero after saving boy in East China

By Jin Dan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2016-11-02 14:10

A man from East China's Shandong province achieved global fame after his heroic Spider-Man-like rescue of a two-year-old toddler dangling from a window on Oct 27.

Liang Lei, a resident of Liaocheng city who likes physical sports, climbed to the third floor of a building with his bare hands to save the toddler who was stuck between the bars of a security window, reported CCTV News.

His parents had left him alone in the house.

"I got there and found the boy barely moving. His legs were shaking. I decided to climb up as I thought he was in danger," said Liang.

Lei held on to the boy until a locksmith was able to unlock the door to the balcony and let both of them in.

CCTV's report attracted subsequent attention from other international media outlets such as Yahoo and Daily Mail. His courage and scaling techniques were both praised in their reports.

'Spider-Man' becomes global hero after saving boy in East China

Screenshot of the news report by Yahoo.

'Spider-Man' becomes global hero after saving boy in East China

Screenshot of the news report by Daily Mail.

Liang's heroic deed even raised heated discussion among foreign internet users after the media organizations published the story on Facebook.

'Spider-Man' becomes global hero after saving boy in East China

Screenshot of some of the comments from internet useres on Facebook.

Many praised him as a 'hero', saying the toddler was lucky to be saved by someone like him.

'Spider-Man' becomes global hero after saving boy in East China

Screenshot of some of the comments from internet useres on Facebook.

But some blamed the toddler's parents for their carelessness and irresponsibility.

Those reactions were also seen on Sina Weibo, China's answer to Twitter, in the comments of many threads about Liang's story.

 

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