An Egyptian father became the star of social networks by fearlessly throwing himself under a train to his daughter's rescue.
Last Sunday, Ismaila station in northeastern Egypt was the scene of a heroic act. An Egyptian father did not hesitate to throw himself under a moving train to protect his daughter who was stuck on the tracks.
While they were crossing the tracks, thinking the train was stopped, the girl found herself trapped. The father immediately threw himself on top of her to protect her with his own body. In the video, you can see that the train was only a few millimeters away from them.
Dads are superheroes.
A girl fell on to train tracks in Egypt. Her dad jumped behind her, hugged her and shielded her little body till the moving train passed.
— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) January 27, 2020
More fear than harm
Fortunately, both protagonists escaped unharmed from the situation. The video, captured by passers-by and posted on social networks, has been viewed several million times, making the Egyptian father a hero in the eyes of many Internet users.
However, some argue that the mere fact that he tried to cross the tracks with his daughter was already an irresponsible act on his part…