An amazing act of kindness took place in Detroit, Michigan, on Tuesday. During the early hours of the morning, a group of 13 semi trucks lined up under a highway overpass, in order to block a suicidal man from jumping off.
Police received a call regarding the suicidal man at around 1 a.m. According to WJBK-TV, he was standing on top of the bridge, threatening to jump off.
Thinking quickly, the police came up with the idea to get multiple trucks to line up under the bridge, in order to shorten the fall if the man did jump. They then got in contact with truck drivers, who more than willingly complied.
As you can see if the video below, the level of organization was beyond impressive:
Law enforcement and suicide prevention negotiators gathered to the scene and talked to the man for hours before finally coaxing him off the bridge.
Thankfully, the man did not jump, and walked away safely. He was taken to Beaumont hospital by the local police force for evaluation.
Remember if you are ever feeling worthless, or desperate, that you are not alone.
If you are feeling distressed, or someone you know is struggling, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The crisis center provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for both civilians and veterans. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or text to 741-741.
(H/T: Love What Matters)