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Algerian Teenager Saves 2-year-old Girl From a Fall from the 2nd Floor

The act of bravery, filmed by a surveillance camera, was massively shared on the web.

In the right place at the right time. Last week, in a street in the Fatih district of Istanbul, an Algerian teenager became the hero for the day by saving a two-year-old Syrian girl from a fall from the second floor.

Little Doha Muhammed, escaping the vigilance of her mother, reportedly approached a window of the family apartment. Seeing the scene from the street, 17-year-old Fawzi Zabaat, instinctively positioned himself under the window. A few seconds later, the girl was falling into his arms, the young man thus avoiding an accident that could have been tragic.

Praised on the web

“I was just walking on the road when I saw the little girl at the window. She fell, and thanks to God, I caught her before she hit the ground,” the young hero later told AFP.

The terrifying scene was filmed by a surveillance camera and massively shared on the Web, attracting praises from all over the world to the young man. Fawzi was even rewarded by Doha’s family with an amount of 200 Turkish Liras (35 dollars).