While walking down into the subway in New York City, one woman stopped in her tracks when she looked up and saw an incredibly unusual sight.
As Michal Klein was walking in the Broadway/Lafayette subway station, she was stunned when she looked up and saw a young man and woman sitting on top of a metal beam about 20 feet above the platform. “I couldn’t really tell if they were laughing or if one person was crying. I thought it was friends. I wasn’t sure,” said Klein.
“My first thought was: How did they get up there? I thought they were just goofing off,” Klein said. A group of strangers had gathered and explained to Klein that they feared the woman was trying to harm herself. “She told me the girl had climbed over the railing, and went across the beam, and she said suicidal things.”
However, before the woman could go through with her plan, a brave man climbed up to the rail and risked his life to talk her out of it. “I don’t know what I would’ve done. I don’t think I would’ve climbed over to do that,” Klein said. “He actually cared enough, whoever he was, to help her. A lot of people seemed to be like, ‘Oh, it’s New York,’ and kept walking.”
Shortly after Klein captured the unbelievable moment, police arrived and brought the woman to the hospital for help.