A mom and her two daughters recently jumped into action when they saw a woman who was trying to jump off of a U.K. bridge.
Julie Asher, 49, and her daughters, Jessica, 26, and Lisa, 15, were on their way home from Christmas shopping when they approached a bridge and saw the woman threatening to jump, the Leicester Mercury reported.
“I saw the woman climb over railings, she was dressed in black,” Julie said of the incident. “I screamed for Jessica to stop the car, and shouted at her to call the police.”
The three immediately pulled over and started yelling up to the woman, offering encouraging words in an effort to stop her from ending her life. Jessica called the police and Lisa joined her mom in attempting to help the woman by sharing encouraging words.
“I was saying how it gets better from here,” Lisa said, with the family telling the woman that she would be alright.
Asher also motioned to stop ongoing traffic in the process. Meanwhile, two men on top of the bridge restrained the woman until the police arrived and brought her down to safety.
In the end, the mom and daughters said that they simply did what anyone else would have done in the same situation. Asher also downplayed their role in the scenario.
“We were just a part, a link in the chain,” she said.
Thankfully, the family saw the woman’s attempt and was there to help. It all gives renewed meaning to the phrase “at the right place, at the right time.” Asher said she’s hoping to meet the woman at some point to see how she’s doing.