A young bike courier found new meaning to his job when he was asked to immediately deliver antivenom to a woman bitten by a snake – and rushed to save her life.
Yang Zhuofan, a 19-year-old freshman living in Beihai City, China, who works as a part-timer during the holidays, admits he was incredibly alarmed when receiving the urgent delivery request.
Yang told how he was asked to bring antivenom to an unnamed female customer who got bitten by a snake as a matter of urgency.
He told local media he immediately rushed to a local pharmacy to pick up the medicine, fearing that the woman who ordered it might die in the meantime.
Amazingly, Yang managed to reach her in about 20 minutes after a 5-km trip that would typically take over half an hour, local media said.
Throughout the journey, Yang repeatedly messaged the woman to make sure she was okay, asking her to “hang in there”.
After she failed to reply in the first couple of minutes, Yang messaged her again saying: “In order to save you, I put my life on a bet to fight against the God of Death. As long as I can save you, my life will have no regrets.”
He sped to her location and thankfully found the woman in her 20s still alive and well.
Yang said: “I felt relieved.”
After this experience, Yang told local media how scared he was during those 20 minutes.
All he could think about was: “I shouldn’t let this customer die.”
And later, he realised just how meaningful his ordinary-sounding job can sometimes be.
Yang concluded: “Now I find that the meaning of the courier job is not only to send goods to people but also to save people’s lives.”