Woman finally meets navy soldier who saved her

A woman who fainted at a Metro station in east China and was carried to hospital by a passing navy soldier finally met her hero on July 5.

A woman who fainted at a Metro station in east China and was carried to hospital by a passing navy soldier finally met her hero on July 5, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

The 33-year-old Hangzhou woman, surnamed Xu, fainted at a station on Metro Line 1 in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, during a business trip on June 11.

She was helped by a young man who carried her on his back to a nearby hospital and left without leaving any contact information after hospital staff confirmed Xu would be fine.

Xu spent around a month searching for him so she could thank him in person, finally confirming his identity on June 29 with the help of the hospital and local media. 

Her hero, a 22-year-old navy soldier named Zhu Moyan.

Zhu Moyan

Xu returned to Ningbo on July 5 and met Zhu, 23 days after their encounter.

She continually expressed her gratitude, but the humble soldier insisted it was nothing special: "Others would have done the same."

After their conversation, Xu presented Zhu a silk banner and also took out 50,000 yuan (US$7,545) to give him as a sign of gratitude.

Zhu rejected the money, saying he "absolutely" couldn't accept it.

Chinese netizens highly praised both sides, calling the woman "gracious" and the soldier "a real hero."


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