We stan this robber because we, too, are this broke woman.
In footage from CCTV, video inside an ATM in Heyuan City, China, shows a robber immediately feeling remorse once he catches a glimpse of the woman he's robbing's bank balance.
So remorseful, in fact, that he immediately hands the money back to her.
Watch the footage here.
Robber returns money to woman after seeing her bank account was empty www.youtube.com
Is this 2019 Robin Hood or something?
The amount of money he was about to take from the woman, after threatening her with a knife, was around $374 USD. Supposedly, this was all the woman had.
Sympathetically, he hands it back and walks away.
The woman, clearly confused, just watches him leave.
LIFE https://t.co/GSJsRizUe4— Sahil (@Sahil) 1552645115.0
@CGTNOfficial I'm amazed! robbers are humans!😂😂😂— Sahil Rahman (@Sahil Rahman) 1552318718.0
@CGTNOfficial Wow!!! thats GREAT. But i think this robber is related to #Robin Hood.— Eben - Ezer (@Eben - Ezer) 1552317493.0
@CGTNOfficial A compassionate robber...I bet this guy is likely to make heaven like the one in the right hand of Christ..— kadri kehinde (@kadri kehinde) 1552314957.0
@CGTNOfficial A thief with a conscience ? Is this possible?— Suzanne Beddaoui (@Suzanne Beddaoui) 1552315811.0
After the incident, the robber was arrested by police.
According to a news report from Sohu, the man revealed that he had expended most of his own money on surgery and on education for his kids. He only wanted to make a single robbery attempt in order to cover all of his living expenses--perhaps not anticipating the camera, since his face was clearly visible throughout the entire video.
He said he returned the money to the woman when he saw her bank account could not generate any more money for him.
@CGTNOfficial Never seen anything like that before, that’s a first.— KCMANOUTWEST (@KCMANOUTWEST) 1552317729.0
@CGTNOfficial Modern Day Robinhood..@CGTNOfficial #japantimes #time #fox #cnn #bbc— Mr. LoL (@Mr. LoL) 1552323555.0
Some positivity for the timeline because I think we all need it: A man attempted to rob a woman at the ATM but upo… https://t.co/PwgjQNKJFL— Dani: 💜 BTS is COMING 💜 (@Dani: 💜 BTS is COMING 💜) 1552645404.0
In my case this robber will return my money and adding his money too..🤣😴🤤 https://t.co/8lIvJXK7NU— Spartan⚠️ (@Spartan⚠️) 1552643242.0
It's 2019. Millennials are broke.
We truly feel this.
Gets robbed while withdrawing money. Robber sees your bank balance and feels bad. Returns back your money. #life— Barry Allen⚡ (@Barry Allen⚡) 1552559830.0
@CGTNOfficial So, humanity exists!! The man must be in some dire need of money and he resorted to this. He does not… https://t.co/BPsXPTVlzE— Hukambeer (@Hukambeer) 1552357600.0
@CGTNOfficial Please we need people like this in my country 😭😂😂— BAKING SODA 💫 (@BAKING SODA 💫) 1552342405.0
@CGTNOfficial So kind thief— Mostafa Abdelhakeem (@Mostafa Abdelhakeem) 1552375943.0
I'm in disbelief 😮. The robber was desperate, but not so desperate to take the poor woman's last dollars. https://t.co/cAbGXcShEF— Medieval World, USA (@Medieval World, USA) 1552597552.0
We know this likely won't be the case every time somebody gets robbed.
So if a robber approaches you at an ATM, just give him your money.
Nothing is worth your life.