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Video Captures Dramatic Moment Teen Catches Falling Toddler

He looked up at just the right moment in Turkey
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2019 11:53 AM CDT

(Newser) – Feuzi Zabaat, 17, was on an Istanbul street at just the right moment last week: The teen spotted a 2-year-old girl who had wandered over to her second-floor apartment's open window as her mother cooked. Fearing she was about to fall, Zabaat positioned himself underneath the window and opened his arms, AFP reports via the Saudi Gazette. Moments later, she fell into them, and survived with no injuries. Surveillance video caught the whole incident, Reuters reports via Channel News Asia. "I caught the child mid-air before she hit the ground. I did what was necessary for the love of Allah," says Zabaat, who was rewarded the equivalent of $35 from the girl's family. (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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