Subway Superman

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Your feel-good story of the weekend.
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Male 260
Danceaholic: LMAO, that was hilarious.
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Female 673
Sorry JaLacaob, a misunderstanding. I was referring to guest, not you. I agree with you.

Anyway, now with the link that shows him on the Letterman show, we can see for sure that he did know what he was doing, he did make a calculated decision, and it wasn`t just a suicidal impulse after all.

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Male 1,647
teiso: I `don`t` know he didn`t know. I was implying possible cleverness of him with that comment because -I- sure as hell didn`t think two people could fit under a train. Again, I don`t think that would be part of the `jump` thought process, but the point stands.
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Male 632
Oh and this is something that happens very often in movies. Cool.
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Male 632
That was hilarious. HAHa he got a 1 year pass to ride the subway. It should be a lifetime pass.
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Male 2,862
Nice to be reminded, outside of the Xmas period, that there are still a few genuinely good people out there.
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Male 1,092
That guy = legend
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Female 600
I saw this on the news the day it happened. People in the streets were calling him a hero. People are still calling him a hero. It`s really pretty cool. I still think it`s crazy.
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Female 673
I agree with Guest that he probably should`ve thought of his daughters... but I doubt that in that situation, he wouldn`t have time to think. I think he must`ve acted out of reflex. And if he DID think about it, he wouldn`t have time to save him.

Also, how do you know he DIDN`T know he could fit under trains? You don`t know anything about his knowledge and experience of trains. Hey, I even knew that a person could lie down on the tracks and fit underneath a train, and I barely know anything about trains.

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Male 870
[quote]On 1/7/2007 7:13:49 AM VictoryRider wrote: I think the rewards in this case were rather excessive. I mean...scholarships for his children when they may end up being terrible in school. I don`t know...[/quote]Um...so let`s say they end up being terrible in school--what does that have to do with giving them a scholarship?
[quote]On 1/7/2007 10:46:21 AM keylimepie20 wrote: not realy a feel good story but more of a he`s so awsome for doing that. feel good stories are about retarted kids making three pointers[/quote]LOL. But you`re wrong; it makes me feel good. A little bit. :-P
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Female 1,262
He`s on NY1 all the time these days... even was on Letterman the other day. He`s really very amazing.
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Female 878
at first i thought they meant the sandwich. lol
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Male 1,496
Heard it on the news already good story though.
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Female 58
And that kids is why you stand behind the yellow line..
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Male 559
^not sure if the person who threw it is still alive, otherwise they probably wouldn`t have thrown the baby in the first place. Someone probably threw the baby because the person knew they were going to die (could`ve been cornered by flames) and thought there might have been a chance someone could catch it (if the fire department was outside and a crowd of people were standing around watching or something).
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Female 159
Who would throw their baby from a building? (second page) They had better of been grateful to the person who caught it...
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Male 1,647
Guest5386: Pessimistic, much? Cops -do- get thank you letters, and they do get recognized on small levels, but they don`t get $10,000 checks and crap for saving a life by taking a bullet. I`m saying they aught to. We still do the `cop thing` because it makes -us- feel good to know we helped people but why should an act of courage like that (where he may not really have thought about it) get rewarded like that and not the people who willingly sacrifice themselves and put themselves in danger regularly? Why? Because they choose to do it? What difference does that make?

As for you and your `views` on him having died in front of his two kids and all that rot... He didn`t, and even if he had he`d have died a hero. We need `more` people like him who are willing to help strangers, and less people like you who dredge up bad shiznet that didn`t even take place.

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Female 14
Even though it was an amazing thing to do I think the rewards were a bit excessive.
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Male 236
Okayyyy...confusing article of the century...i thought they both died,the guy got the other guy run over etc ET-FREAKIN-C
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Male 1,929
`The real heroes are the troops in Iraq`

He did NOT just say that.
CHEESE!

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Female 302
Thats amazing... amazingly stupid in a way also... he could have been KILLED in front of his 2 daughters who are 4 and 6, and traumatise them for life.

God know how he knew how to fit under it... i bet he just DIDNT know he could, he just didnt think.

I think just because you have kids, and just because they need you, you should not jump on a rail.

Go ahead, tell me im selfish and that if it was my son having a seizure i`ll be glad a man jumped. But if my son had a seizure, and killed the father of 2 adorables daughters, i`ll hate mysefl for it too.

And "everyday heros"... you know when you start that you not gonna get reconised as such. They tell you right when you start studying for it that no one call the police cause they happy and to tell everything is fine.

Most the time, you get reconised as a hero when you die in fonction.

lets say we are all everyday hero, give blood, buy fair trade product and recycle. It save life too.

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Male 732
Saw it on TV.
Quite a lot.
The story bores me now...
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Female 272
thank god one of them wasn`t fat.
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Male 146
It`s a bird.
It`s a plane.
OH drat! IT`S A TRAIN! RUN!
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Female 2,552
Aww! I DO feel good inside!
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Male 51
At first I thought a theft or something fell on to the train tracks and some guy ran over and pinned him down so he`d die!
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Male 142
not realy a feel good story but more of a he`s so awsome for doing that. feel good stories are about retarted kids making three pointers
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Female 354
He was on David Letterman and he explained in detail what happened and they had a computer animated clip of what occured. He is so amazing and the guy was really funny. I wish I had the clip. =/ Maybe search Youtube or something.
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Female 673
deranged dingo sounds disappointed.

Whatever. Not many people would have done the same thing in his situation. I don`t think I would`ve. Good on him.

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Male 1,217
wow. great man.

hey, not to break the mood, but wouldnt it be funny if the guy later died in the hospital? XD yeah i know im horrible

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Male 260
Are you serious? This is incredible, imagine the people watching! One guy goes into the trackswith convulsions then some other nut jumps in after him, I`d be scared out of my subway-waiting pants. He deserves everything he got and more. This man is a true hero.
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Female 340
thats awesome i love hearing crap like that.
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Male 315
All the subway could afford to give him is a year`s pass? That amounts to what, definetly no more than $400. Thanks for your generosity.

The world could use more people like him.

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Male 1,461
I guess we should call him in to catch the "Broccoli Bandit".:-)
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Male 1,461
[quote]On 1/7/2007 2:44:00 AM JaLacaob wrote: Crazy. Awesomely crazy. I want to know how he knew he could fit under the train with the other man under him? It`s one of those `you don`t think, you do` things, though. Sweet poo. Props to him! I`m not downing on what he did, it`s awesome and he deserves to be rewarded, though I will down on the media who doesn`t cover enough stories like this.. especially stories about people who do this as a profession. (No, not jumping into subway tracks to save people, I`m talking about cops, firemen and other `daily heroes`.) Just because they do it `every day` or are `ready to` doesn`t mean they shouldn`t also be published and get rewards for the outstanding things they do... Props to the selfless men and women of the world![/quote]

Well spoken sir. Although I think the rewards in this case were rather excessive. I mean, tv shows, scholarships for his children when they may end up being terrible in school. I don`t know...

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Male 1,354
Nice job dude. Now heroically go get me some beers with that 10 grand.
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Female 49
I heard about that guy!! Amazing isn`t it!! Personally I think it was a bit of a stupid thing to do though.
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Male 280
Wow.
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Male 1,289
his names wesley...like mine =]
lol....thats coolio
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Female 694
This kind of reminds me of Gantz... except... they don`t die....
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Male 143
note how the article strays to the troops in iraq even though it`s completely random. still an amazing thing to do.
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Male 4,246
I`m certainly impressed. It makes one think about what one would do if in that situation; who would try to help, and who would cover thier eyes and say "OH NO that guy`s SCREWED!!"
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Female 280
omg &^%* i thought it said that the guy pinned down a poor old man who had fallen so that the train ran OVER them... and they died... and then i learned how to read and looked over it again, but at first i was like :-O
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Male 1,647

Crazy. Awesomely crazy. I want to know how he knew he could fit under the train with the other man under him? It`s one of those `you don`t think, you do` things, though. Sweet poo. Props to him!

I`m not downing on what he did, it`s awesome and he deserves to be rewarded, though I will down on the media who doesn`t cover enough stories like this.. especially stories about people who do this as a profession. (No, not jumping into subway tracks to save people, I`m talking about cops, firemen and other `daily heroes`.) Just because they do it `every day` or are `ready to` doesn`t mean they shouldn`t also be published and get rewards for the outstanding things they do...

Props to the selfless men and women of the world!

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Male 108
i like cerial
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Male 62
i would give the money to charity
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Male 810
LOL
i kept getting decieved
at first i thought some guy foiled a robber in a subway sandwich shop
then i thought some idiot tried to save a guy and they both got squashed by a train

ahh well... turns out no one died this time *sigh*

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Male 10,115
Link: Subway Superman [Rate Link] - Your feel-good story of the weekend.
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