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Have You Seen This? Good samaritans help woman trapped in high winds

Posted: February 23, 2016 3:09 a.m.
Updated: February 23, 2016 3:09 a.m.
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Sometimes the winds in Chicago can literally blow you over, but you can get by with a little help from a few strangers.

THE WINDY CITY — States and cities get nicknames for a reason, and Friday in Chicago solidified once again the reason why Chicago is dubbed “The Windy City.”

According to NBC Chicago, the city saw winds with gusts up to 50 mph. Thousands lost power and hundreds of flights were canceled or delayed.

NBC Chicago reporter Byron Miranda was out on the street during these winds when he spotted a woman who took refuge in a recessed corner of a building. From the Facebook video, it appears that Miranda immediately jumped into action to try to help the woman get to a safer place.

The older woman can barely keep her balance, even with Miranda’s help, but that doesn’t discourage Miranda from continuing his quest to help. He yells at a taxi driver and recruits two passing citizens to help the woman get into the relative safety of the cab.

The video is incredibly intense, and you may find that you’re holding your breath only when you breathe a sigh of relief at the end.

It’s the kind of moment in life that gives a boost of hope and joy that only comes when a person who literally cannot help themselves is immediately cared for by strangers. It took each person about one minute each to help, but it surely changed that woman’s entire day in the very least, and maybe beyond. And I’m guessing watching this video will change your day too.


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