Sometimes we hear the most sad stories. Nobody should ever feel bad about themselves, but tragically, a lot of people do, and those feelings may be very overwhelming. Fortunately, there are tools available for those who are having a hard time, as well as people who can help lift up their loved ones when they are in need.
In this specific instance, a group of friends went above and above to assist a stranger who was on the verge of collapse. Three lads in the UK were returning from school in 2017 when they saw a man with a rope around his neck sitting on the edge of an overpass. The man appeared to be preparing to commit suicide. Devonte, Sammy, and Shawn, three young boys, were aware that they needed to take quick action to assist the father.
They grabbed him firmly and attempted to pull him away from the brink. They tried to help him relax by talking to him. The man attempted to jump again, but the three children persisted in trying to save him. They continued to grasp him and wouldn’t let go.
Shawn hastily made a call for assistance while Devonte and Sammy were the two boys who were mostly assisting the man. Two more bystanders assisted the youngsters at this point, and the man was saved.
The lads were only 12 to 14 years old at the time. They will undoubtedly be remembered as heroes for a long time to come. More importantly, I hope that everyone who needs to hear it will, and that message is that you are never alone.
Back in September 2017, everyone engaged had a terrifying situation. The Hertfordshire News claims that near Waltham Cross, Devonte, 13, and Sammy, 14, went to take hold of a man they saw sitting on the edge of an overpass. A rope was cinched around the man’s neck. Shawn, a 12-year-old boy, ran to seek assistance at this time.
The dad handed the young boys his cell phone and instructed them to not answer it if it rang as the lads tried their best to dissuade him from making any irrevocable decisions. Fortunately, the three lads didn’t let go of the man and kept hold of him until assistance could reach them. Then, the man was brought to the hospital.
When the boys were talking to Steve Harvey on his talk program, they remembered the specifics of the incident. Devonte said, “We saw him on the opposite side of the bridge. “A rope was around his neck. He was being talked out of jumping by (Devonte) and Sammy as Shawn raced off to get help.”
The youngsters said that the individual in question was only a little older than them at age 21. They clarified:
We tried to grab him, but he kept reversing course, which was quite frightening.
The lads received assistance from two bystanders, according to the Mirror. One of them was Joanne Stammers, who was listed as incapacitated due to having the rare blood clotting disorder Klippel-Trénaunay syndrome. Stammers took over from the lads and held onto the man “for what feels like forever” despite the fact that her condition precludes her from working; she was left with bruising all over her arms.
Children their age might pass by and make fun of them, but Stammers reported that the small boys “took it upon his little head to hold him back with all his weight.”
James Higlett, another person who assisted them in saving the man’s life, was also helpful. A nonprofit that supports life-saving intervention, the Royal Humane Society, presented awards to all five of them. Our Heritage TV claims that the charity also gives prizes to anyone who help save and restore human life.
The parents of Sammy, Devonte, and Shawn were all over their kids for aiding the man and saving his life. Carol, Shawn’s mother, explained:
“I think they were meant to be there to support him,” she said.
Shawn told me what happened when he got home, she continued. There was nothing I could add to the story, so I let him finish it completely while grinning the entire while. “Adults might have botched that up, but what they did was textbook,” Carol continued.
Jacqueline, Devonte’s mother, claimed that the incident had a negative impact on her son. It has been difficult, and he does not want to talk about it, she said. Sammy arrived and kept to himself. “I am overwhelmed with pride,” Jacqueline continued, “I constantly reminding him he saved someone’s life and I hope he realizes that now.”
Sammy’s dad, Mohamed, also praised his son’s actions. He has always gone out of his way to help others, the man added. “When he sees an older lady on the street carrying shopping, he goes to help.” He is a shy and modest young man.
Watch them telling the story here: