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Toddler Falls From Rickshaw Into Busy Traffic & Man Saves Wandering Kitten

Toddler Falls From Rickshaw Into Busy Traffic & Man Saves Wandering Kitten

A moment's distraction is all it takes for this Chinese toddler to tumble off the rickshaw he's riding in with several family members. As he lies on the street sobbing, a clueless driver runs over his arm and narrowly misses his head. It's here, thankfully, that shocked onlookers rush to the boy's aid and ultimately prevent serious injury. It's a sad fact of life that animals don't fare well on busy roads, but this tiny newborn kitten is spared an inevitable accident when a compassionate good Samaritan wades into traffic on foot to rescue him. View Now
Police Rescue Ducklings From Storm Drain

Police Rescue Ducklings From Storm Drain

Thanks to Sgt. Adam Carroll and Officer Matthew Webb from the Pearland Police Department in Texas, these 12 adorable ducklings were saved after falling in a storm drain! Their mother was seen pacing near the drain, alerting the officers to her babies' plight.  View Now
Abandoned Pup Thanks Rescuer With Kisses And Love

Abandoned Pup Thanks Rescuer With Kisses And Love

Lonely, scared and left with no food or water this pooch leaps with joy when French road police heard the cries for help. Tied up in the tall brush, the dog has no hope of escaping on its own so these officers potentially saved the animal's life. It's amazing how this puppy can feel so much gratitude with no intention of hiding it. View Now
Firefighters Avert Tragedy With These Timely Rescues

Firefighters Avert Tragedy With These Timely Rescues

With life on the line, this Korean firefighter uses a dramatic technique to rescue a student about to jump from a high-rise window. It works perfectly, too, as he swings from an upstairs balcony and literally drop-kicks the girl to safety inside the apartment! Unfortunately, there's not always time to gear up and rappel down an apartment building, so Chinese firefighters make do with with the classic "hug." View Now
Take That, Ocean! & Mysterious Blaze Drives Family Off Boat

Take That, Ocean! & Mysterious Blaze Drives Family Off Boat

It doesn't take rocket science to guess playing "Chicken" with the Black Sea might be a poor life decision. Unfortunately for this Russian daredevil, adrenaline and bravado have a way of muddling your senses enough to think that showing off on a narrow pier is a brilliant idea! It's not until he's swept away by the raging seas that he finally understands his danger, but he comes perilously close to drowning before good Samaritans intervene. View Now
Broken Chairlift Leaves Chilly Skiers Stranded

Broken Chairlift Leaves Chilly Skiers Stranded

An indoor, artificial ski slope in Madrid, Spain bearing a chairlift hoisted 13-feet in the air decidedly came to a halt, stranding 27 people above the snow. It took over four hours for firefighters to rescue the skiers with ladders and ropes to assist. Luckily, no one suffered from hypothermia even with the real snow below their feet. View Now
Daring Dog Fights Off Python Attack

Daring Dog Fights Off Python Attack

Although in distress, Kira stood firm as she fought off a giant python in the Mbuluzi Game Reserve in Swaziland. The python bites her pretty good but Kira isn't afraid to bite back. Her owner Tal Fineberg is able to force the snake to back off, giving Kira enough time to run. While the python is not venomous, their saliva does contain a bacteria and the wound will need to be cleaned. View Now
YouTuber Helps Stranger Escape From Desert Sinkhole

YouTuber Helps Stranger Escape From Desert Sinkhole

If you picture "quicksand," you're probably imagining some muddy swamp, not the California desert! That's what Michael assumed when he tried to plow through a seemingly dry mudhole on his dirt bike—a mistake that almost cost him his wheels! Thankfully, Colton Haaker from PLAECO is nearby and alerts Michael's dad, who's armed with a useful UTV winch that saves the day. View Now
Heroic Boatmen Free Porpoise From Net

Heroic Boatmen Free Porpoise From Net

Crew members on this ship did not delay when they caught a glimpse of a large porpoise tangled in a net. One brave hero even jumped from the deck of the ship, cannonballing into the water. Both deckhands worked tirelessly to cut away the netting until the porpoise swims away freely. View Now
When A Kind Act Backfires

When A Kind Act Backfires

It's the thought that counts, right? Good intentions, for once, aren't enough to stop this elderly Estonian woman from almost getting run over by a good Samaritan's car. Apparently, the helpful fellow left it in neutral as he helped the elder cross the wide street! He almost realizes his mistake too late, but the lucky duo both escape serious injury. View Now
In Mother Russia... People Take Dog Rescues Seriously!

In Mother Russia... People Take Dog Rescues Seriously!

For all we know, this stray Russian pooch would still be sitting on an ice floe if a band of good Samaritan hunters hadn't intervened. Luckily, they have a boat and everything they need to save the frightened and freezing dog marooned in the middle of the Ob River. Igor Pavlenko found himself in the same sort of situation... but without a boat. Knowing the weakening dog in the icy reservoir water below would only last minutes more, Igor bravely strips down and dives in to haul the pooch to safety singlehandedly! View Now
Kids In Distress Need A Helping Hand

Kids In Distress Need A Helping Hand

An unmarked, uncovered hole in the ground is a recipe for disaster. One helpless 6-year-old girl found herself in that disaster when she fell six feet down a hole in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Rescue operators responded with urgency to rescue her and thankfully she made it out with little injury. Kids have a natural born innocence, which is why they sometimes get themselves caught in sticky situations.  View Now
When A Kind Act Backfires & Runaway Tire Clobbers Businessmen

When A Kind Act Backfires & Runaway Tire Clobbers Businessmen

It's the thought that counts, right? Good intentions, for once, aren't enough to stop this elderly Estonian woman from almost getting run over by a good Samaritan's car. Apparently, the helpful fellow left it in neutral as he helped the elder cross the wide street! He almost realizes his mistake too late, but the lucky duo both escape serious injury. Speaking of freak accidents, nobody expected a detached, rogue tire to come crashing through a pharmacy's open door... especially the two men it knocked down! View Now
School Kids Rescued From Sinking Bus

School Kids Rescued From Sinking Bus

A school bus got caught in the middle of an overflowing river in Kazakhstan. Locals immediately assessed the situation and didn't think twice about saving the passengers. Made possible with a boat and some incredibly brave volunteers, all 10 children and their teacher were rescued.  View Now
There's No Rescue Too Hard For Animal Lovers

There's No Rescue Too Hard For Animal Lovers

The "Great Outdoors" makes a pretty poor home for housecats, so when Hope For Paws hears about a mom and her newborn litter of kittens hiding out in a gas station drainage pipe, they team up with California volunteers to give this new family a second chance. Because the pipe is so long, however, they improvise an ingenious rescue involving RC cars and a DIY "piston" to push mom cat and the kittens out! View Now
Officers Free Dog Wedged Under Fence & Horses Rescued From Frozen Water

Officers Free Dog Wedged Under Fence & Horses Rescued From Frozen Water

It's a good thing animal control in Cedar Hill, Texas didn't take a holiday on Easter Sunday because this Great Dane needed help. No one was home at the time, so this rescue needed to be done ASAP. Wedged underneath a wooden fence, Officer Banta and Officer Burke unscrewed fence panels to set her free.  After watching this next video, there isn't a thing animal rescue teams can't do.  View Now
Cubs Found Roadside In Box & Schoolgirl Hides Stray Puppy In Backpack

Cubs Found Roadside In Box & Schoolgirl Hides Stray Puppy In Backpack

A keen-eyed driver in Russia noticed a box on the road and in pretty heavy fog conditions, decided to pull over. What they might have expected to be an abandoned dog, instead were two bear cubs about 6-weeks-old scrambling on the side of the highway. They were placed into the care of a local police station until they could be relocated to a nature reserve. The cubs will be released into the wild when they come of age.  Animals have a way of melting hearts, especially the youngins.  View Now
Kitty Rescued From Ventilation Shaft

Kitty Rescued From Ventilation Shaft

Apartment residents in Brest, France heard desperate meows begging for help inside a ventilation shaft. Remarkably,  the cat survived an 80-foot fall. So rescuers teamed up to break the kitten out. View Now
Canoeing Adventures To Keep You On Your Toes

Canoeing Adventures To Keep You On Your Toes

A raging river and beautiful Canadian scenery make this moment a picture perfect canoeing expedition. All seems, well, normal up until the canoer reaches into the water and pulls 17-year-old dog Betty to safety. Where did she come from!? Via Jukin Media.  There is just something about kayaks that make one feel unstoppable. This might explain the risk taker in this next video as he plummets down some steep rapids. Looks fun but be careful!  View Now
Painters Rescued From Collapsed Platform

Painters Rescued From Collapsed Platform

People, this is what safety gear is for! Two workmen found themselves thanking their security harnesses after their platform collapsed on the side of a building in Colombia. If it wasn't for their equipment or the help from men on the inside, they might not have made it out alive.  View Now
Rescuer Removes Ring From Goose's Beak

Rescuer Removes Ring From Goose's Beak

A Canada goose now has a "thank you" letter to write because this kind man with Tiernotruf animal rescue in Germany saved the bird from much pain. With a little bit of feed, the man is able to pick the goose up and remove the ring lodged around the bottom of its beak.  View Now
Woman Launches Car Over Roundabout...With Toddler Inside

Woman Launches Car Over Roundabout...With Toddler Inside

Roundabouts are touted as the safest breed intersection, but they only work if you follow the rules! The British mom behind the wheel of this aggressively weaving sedan breaks every traffic law in the book and plows straight through the intersection, launching herself and her 19-month-old son into the air à la "Dukes of Hazzard." Miraculously, nobody's killed in the tragic accident, though mom's now in police custody facing a litany of charges. View Now
Woman Launches Car Over Roundabout... With Toddler Inside & Bus Crushes Unsuspecting Cyclist

Woman Launches Car Over Roundabout... With Toddler Inside & Bus Crushes Unsuspecting Cyclist

Roundabouts are touted as the safest breed intersection, but they only work if you follow the rules! The British mom behind the wheel of this aggressively weaving sedan breaks every traffic law in the book and plows straight through the intersection, launching herself and her 19-month-old son into the air à la "Dukes of Hazzard." Miraculously, nobody's killed in the tragic accident, though mom's now in police custody facing a litany of charges. View Now
Now THAT'S How You Fight Fires

Now THAT'S How You Fight Fires

The only reason building fires don't always turn into blazing infernos is because firefighters are so good at their job. Take this FDNY fire company which puts out a dangerous apartment fire in mere minutes. With a team inside and other scaling the outside building face, the flames don't stand a chance! View Now