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Driver Successfully Pleads With Man Not To Jump Off Brooklyn Bridge In Dramatic Video

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*WARNING: this article contains discussion of suicide

In a shocking new video released online, a good samaritan can be seen yelling up to a stranger on the Brooklyn Bridge.

They eventually convinced them not to jump off the bridge.


Watch the video here.

Good Guy Saves Man on Brooklyn Bridge || ViralHog youtu.be

The video was taken on Monday, December 2 around noon, just after a snowstorm hit New York City.

As traffic passes by, a man can be seen standing on the edge of the bridge as another man shouts:

"Boss, walk back! It's not worth your life! Get off the bridge!"

As the hooded man turns away from the ledge, the man on the ground continues to shout up.

"You can change anything in your life! Anything! It's not worth it! Turn around, bro!"


The video, which lasts just under a minute, ends with the man turning to walk back across the catwalk, appearing to be convinced by the bystander not to give up.

The New York Post reports the man on the edge of the bridge was shortly thereafter taken into police custody.
He was taken to Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital for treatment.

Authorities described the in-danger man as "emotionally disturbed," but the bystander who saved him told Viral Hog:

"I knew it was the right thing to do, give this man my help, and I'm grateful I saved a life."

If you or someone you know is struggling, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

To find help outside the United States, the International Association for Suicide Prevention has resources available at https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/