Security camera footage has been taken of 17-year-old Feuzi Zabaat catching a toddler as she fell from a second-floor open window in Istanbul.
Two-year-old Dora Muhammed fell from an open window on Thursday and was caught before she reached the ground by the Algerian teenager.
She was unhurt in the incident.
“I was walking down the road when I saw a two-year-old girl hanging from a window. I walked closer to her, and as she fell I held on to her."
Izzet Bayir, an eyewitness at the scene, said:
“I was walking from the top of the street toward the bottom. I saw this man looking up, it caught my attention, 'what's happening?' And I saw that this little girl was about to fall."
“This lion of a person caught this child in mid-air and reunited her with her family."
This teen caught a toddler as she fell from her apartment window — and the moment was caught on film https://t.co/WEAw9xexXy— NowThis (@NowThis)1561674660.0
A dramatic video caught the moment when a toddler fell from a 2nd-storey window and was caught by a 17-year-old jus… https://t.co/PQnNwV1wmm— Globalnews.ca (@Globalnews.ca)1561663358.0
@RonnaToronna @globalnews I think he was just trying to determine if this was really happening. He just looked conf… https://t.co/YSABdSNMWW— Chad (@Chad)1561666439.0
@globalnews That kid had some good situational awareness. I'm watching him puzzle what the heck is going on, and t… https://t.co/T2dCwGJ5W4— Lori Nieto (@Lori Nieto)1561664648.0
@nowthisnews An angel on two feet. Well done Feuzi Zabaat👏— SAMUEL FASOLA (@SAMUEL FASOLA)1561675498.0
@nowthisnews Algerians are doing great nowadays, thos is a hero, and we are proud of him, his courage and his humanity 🇩🇿— rym bristow (@rym bristow)1561677832.0
@nowthisnews This kid a damn hero wow https://t.co/faM7wP5j70— Jon (@Jon)1561674865.0
Dora's father Yusuf Muhammed gave Feuzi a 200 Turkish Lira (around $35) reward for saving his daughter's life. While the amount may seem small by US standards, a moderate daily travel budget including meals transportation and accommodations in Turkey, according to lonely planet, is 150-350 Turkish Lira.