This video seen more than 12 million times in less than 24 hours shows a food delivery man saving the life of a rival employee who has collapsed in a seizure.
The clip filmed outside a shopping centre in the city of Xiamen in East China’s Fujian Province shows Zhang Xiaoyu kneeling over his unconscious competitor and preventing him from biting his own tongue.
Mr Zhang, dressed in the blue uniform of Chinese food delivery company Eleme, helped save the life of the man employed by main rivals Meituan.
Mr Zhang told local media: “We were all outside Wanda Plaza waiting for orders when I heard that someone about 100 feet behind me had fainted.
“But he didn’t faint because his entire body was convulsing, and he was foaming at the mouth. His lips were bleeding from being bitten.
“I believed he was having a seizure, so I told the others to call an ambulance.
“Because I was afraid he would bite his tongue, I removed his mask and stuffed his mouth with tissue paper.
“Then I held his head steady with both hands and waited for paramedics to arrive.
“When they got there and took over, I left and continued working.”
The Meituan staff member is in stable condition thanks to Mr Zhang’s heroics.
He added: “Yes, he doesn’t work for my company. I work for Eleme and he works for Meituan, but we’re both delivery drivers.
“It’s not an easy job, and we’re in the same industry, so I was going to help him in any way possible.”
Mr Zhang, whose life-saving efforts have gone viral on social media, trained as an auxiliary policeman in the early 2000s.
According to reports, he was also rewarded by his employers.
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