Man who saves fainted woman at Metro station found to be navy soldier

A nationwide search for a young man who helped a woman who fainted at a Metro station in east China was successful: The hero was found to be a navy soldier.

A nationwide search for a young man who helped a woman who fainted at a Metro station in east China was successful: The hero was found to be a navy soldier.

A Hangzhou woman, surnamed Xu, went to Ningbo, both in Zhejiang Province, for a business trip on June 11, but fainted at a station on Metro Line 1 because she had not eaten breakfast.

When she recovered consciousness, she found herself lying in the emergency room of the No. 113 Hospital of the People's Liberation Army.

Medical staff told her that a young man carried her on his back to the hospital and left without leaving any contact information after hospital staff confirmed Xu would be fine.

Xu was greatly touched and returned to the Metro station, trying to find any clue of the unknown man so she could thank him in person.

Though Metro staff checked the surveillance video for her, the identity of the man remained a mystery.

Xu, who had prepared 50,000 yuan (US$7,540) to thank him, contacted Hangzhou media to help her and also searched for the man online. All of her efforts were in vain and two weeks later she was no closer to identifying the mystery man.

Xu didn't give up after she returned to Ningbo again on June 28 — she continued trying to find more clues.

Xinhua news agency also published an article on WeChat on June 30 to search for the man, which received more than 10,000 likes from netizens who highly praised the man for his kindness.

Good news came later that night when the man was confirmed to be 22-year-old navy soldier Zhu Moyan.

Zhu was on his way to see a doctor at the hospital that day when he saw the fainted woman at the Metro station which was not far from the hospital. He immediately picked her up and rushed her there without any hesitation.

When asked why he never mentioned the incident to anyone, Zhu said he thought it wasn't anything worth talking about: "It didn't deserve any mention."

After knowing her benefactor had been found, the excited Xu said she would go to Ningbo soon to thank him in person.

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