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This viral video seen nearly three million times in less than a day shows a loving husband rushing to help his wife when an earthquake hits – putting her safety before his own.
CCTV footage from the Gong County, which is in south-western China’s Sichuan Province, shows the interior of Wang Dongchuan’s eatery shaking violent at 10:17am local time today (4th July).
As the 5.6-magnitude quake hits, Wang, 24, immediately recognises the danger; however, instead of running for the street, he turns towards his wife.
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She is making her way out too, and the video shows him grabbing her hand and putting her in front of him as they escape the restaurant to safety, the video shows.
The earthquake came and went quickly, causing damage to building facades and injuring at least five people.
Wang and his wife, Ms Chen, were unharmed, and their touching moment has gone viral online.
Wang said: “The earthquake came so quickly. It was instinctively. I turned around to pull her outside.
“I didn’t think too much about it. She was very touched, so she put it online.”
His wife said: “Of course I was very touched that his first thought was to save me. We went home for our child and then went to fetch my mum.
“Our love is very simple. We met through friends and we’ve been together since.
“We got married after a few months and have been married for a year now.”
Social media user ‘Hong Shixian’ wrote: “You definitely married the right man!”
According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, today’s earthquake struck at a relatively shallow depth of just 8 kilometres (5 miles).
The county’s Emergency Management Office said it had rescued five injured residents after the quake, with further assessments under way.
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