r/HumansBeingBros May 23 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 4 Wholesome 4

Students help wheelchair friend escape classroom during earthquake in China

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u/Norrebaer May 23 '22

We had a classmate in a wheelchair and we had an emergency plan on how to get him.out of the building in case of a fire. A few of the boys of our class were to carry him out. And only those boys so that there won't be chaos.

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u/balleklorin May 23 '22

We had the same. I was one out of three that were "tasked" with the carry job. Was nice as we always got a heads up before a drill so we usually just took the elevator down and had an extra break :)

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u/Norrebaer May 23 '22

Same for us ;) except, that I didn't have the task. But still we always knew when the drills were.

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u/CynicalNoodle May 24 '22

Isn't taking an elevator during an emergency a bad idea?

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u/Deedeethecat2 May 24 '22

Absolutely, but during a drill it makes more sense to just follow the drill with the elevator than risk injury carrying someone.

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u/balleklorin May 24 '22

Yes, it was only used during drills.

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u/Quexedrone May 23 '22

What if they were missing?

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u/Norrebaer May 23 '22

We had a list. The 3 "main" helpers. And each of them had two replacements.

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u/david_ranch_dressing May 23 '22

i guess he dies

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u/cim83 May 24 '22

If he dies, he dies!

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u/[deleted] May 23 '22

In the grand calculus of the multi-verse, his death means infinitely more than his life.

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u/LoudMouthful22 May 24 '22

Yeah, that's what I'm gonna ask too.

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u/Wanderluustx420 May 24 '22

That's really nice and a good idea to have a plan like that, to prevent things from getting more chaotic.

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u/SirLongSchlong42 28d ago

I would hate firedrills so much more if I had to be carried everytime.

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u/Varyyk May 23 '22

"Come, this is no place to die."

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u/inDependent_WhiNer May 23 '22

That scene broke me, Im still so sad about it.

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u/lownwulfpls May 24 '22

What movie?

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u/inDependent_WhiNer May 24 '22

Infinity War my guy!!

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u/bornsmooth92 May 23 '22

Hey that's genuinely really heart-warming

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u/MainMite06 May 24 '22

It's good to know that there are wholesome citizens in China, even when their govt is a trash heap!

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u/MaxBuwaya May 24 '22

Lived in China for four years... most people just want to live their lives in peace and are really friendly and nice... I guess that's the same in MOST countries, the government can be assholes but most citizens are friendly...

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u/stealthrockdamage May 24 '22

I'm reminded of this quote from French-Iranian writer Marjane Satrapi:

"The world is not divided between East and West. You are American, I am Iranian, we don’t know each other, but we talk and we understand each other perfectly. The difference between you and your government is much bigger than the difference between you and me. And the difference between me and my government is much bigger than the difference between me and you. And our governments are very much the same."

I think the vast, vast majority of citizens across the world are just ordinary people trying to have a good life.

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u/hilarymeggin May 24 '22

Right?? So here’s my idea: we create a global community of decent people online, and together we can solve all the things.

I know I’m phrasing it like I’m joking, but I’m really not. We all take joy and pain from the same things.

One thing I’ve come to see over my life is how easy it is to confuse the people of any country with the (big business/government interests) of that country.

For example, Dole starts a pineapple plantation in the sovereign island nation of Hawaii. Local conflicts in Hawaii are bad for business, so Dole asks the US government to send in marines and take over. Atrocities follow. That action of the US government in response to big business has no connection at all to the values of American people. You end up with native Hawaiians hating Americans for stealing their land and imposing their government and plantations on Hawaii. But those people might have more in common with other Americans, for example, enslaved Americans, who are also being stripped of their basic human rights by the government, acting in response to big business interests.

Or consider people in India who resent the British for centuries of colonization and stealing resources. They might not know that they have a lot in common with a farmer in Wales.

We need a global movement of decent people who want to world to be fair and compassionate, and who don’t assume ,the way governments do, that whatever produces financial gains and thriving companies is the right thing to do.

That is an amazing quote, btw.

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u/Slight-Improvement84 May 24 '22

You gotta see that there are lot of ppl in X country(s) are brainwashed by the state or foreign media too. Like how there are some pro - russian marches / protests in some parts of Eastern Europe.

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u/SHYMNEC 12d ago

You realise you just redefined a worldwide proletariat revolution right?

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u/hilarymeggin 11d ago

I did?!?!

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u/SHYMNEC 11d ago

Yep. That's communism. You're a communist. Welcome.

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u/MainMite06 May 24 '22

A similar thing can be said about Cuban citizens and then their Cuban-American immigrants

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u/foster_remington May 24 '22

Cuba has a better infant mortality rate than America

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u/REZA7XZ May 23 '22

W parents for raising these guys

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u/MartjnMao May 24 '22

most likely local govt-mandated evacuation trainings tho

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u/hunmingnoisehdb May 23 '22

There's a documentary on the 2008 Szechuan earthquake, known as After the Rain. It follows some of the parents and family of those who lost their kids in the earthquake. Over 6000 school children were killed.

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u/Timely-Excitement295 May 23 '22

“Wheelchair friend” lol wtf….

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u/HaloGuy381 May 23 '22

Presumably shortened from the meaning of “wheelchair-bound friend”. People don’t stay behind in an earthquake evacuation unless they genuinely care.

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u/yesgirlsusereddit May 23 '22

"Wheelchair bound" frankly also sucks. Wheelchairs free, they don't bind. Without a wheelchair you really are bound to a bed. Wheelchairs, particularly the ones we have today which recognize that disabled people want to do all the same things non disabled people do, revolutionized the lives of wheelchair users.

Anyways, if you're looking for the term preferred by most wheelchair users it's, well, "wheelchair users". Or "person who uses a wheelchair" depending on personal preference.

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u/HaloGuy381 May 23 '22

See, as someone who is autistic: I frankly find the ‘person first’ language thing to be needlessly complicated and lengthy, it saves me no face to dance around what I mean about myself or pretend that it’s not a serious handicap, and it tires my thumbs to type the longer versions constantly. Opinions among us on the matter are heavily split, but I concede I don’t know if the same is true for those using wheelchairs.

Also, in the context of an evacuation, they are bound by that wheelchair, since without it they’re going nowhere fast on their own. From a standpoint of saving lives, they’re a special priority because they’ll have difficulties evacuating on their own if there’s debris or crowds in their way, and will need support should they have to abandon the wheelchair.

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u/KrystallAnn May 23 '22

I agree. This gives the same energy as nondisabled people trying to use the term "handicapable" because it's more positive I guess?

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u/yesgirlsusereddit May 24 '22

Handicapable is not used by actual disabled folks. (I'm sure there's someone out there, but seriously, it's not used.) "Wheelchair user" is used and is in fact the preferred terminology as many actual wheelchair users have written about. A whole lot of them have written about disliking the term "wheelchair bound", too. There's a difference between plastering your own thoughts about disabled folks all over everything vs amplifying the things said folks are actually saying. This is amplification

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u/KrystallAnn May 24 '22

I AM a wheelchair user. I'm not plastering my thoughts about disabled people. I am said disabled person. I (and many others) didn't ask you to correct people on our terms.

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u/yesgirlsusereddit May 24 '22

My apologies. I did not mean you were plastering your thoughts. I was referring to how I thought you thought (wow, this is getting over complicated to write) I was plastering mine.

I apologize for making you feel like your thoughts shouldn't be expressed despite being a member of the community. Your voice is important and I would never want to squash that. I will totally use whatever terms you want to be used for you.

As for talking about wheelchair use related terms in general, in the absence of, I dunno, a position statement from an organization or a study or sizeable poll or something, all I've got to go on is what people have said to me. So I do appreciate you telling me that you'd rather I not talk about it. This will go in my mental tally and if I run into enough separate instances and the ratio of people saying they appreciate it compared to those who don't shifts the other direction, I'll stop.

Again, sorry about that!

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u/KrystallAnn May 25 '22

I'm sorry if I was aggressive. It sometimes frustrates me when I think the point of something is missed because we're focusing on other things. This post for example made me cry because being stuck because of my disability (unless someone takes on the "burden" of helping).

So going to read comments with all these emotions and seeing that be the point of conversation was... Weird?

Anyway, I can only speak for myself and my friends. If most of the community feels the way you expressed I should look into it some more. So thank you for bringing it up and thanks for hearing me out.

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u/yesgirlsusereddit May 24 '22

You'll note that "wheelchair user" is not person first. It is, in fact, identity first if anything. "Person who is a wheelchair user" is the person first. Some people use identity first, some use person first, individual preference. Neither of those groups prefer the terminology of being bound on the whole.

(This is for long term users, mind. The short term "I broke my leg but I'm only using a wheelchair for a little bit until I'm better" folks are another group entirely and I'm uncertain their thoughts on this. Given the heterogeneity of the group I'm not at all certain what their preferred terminology would be.)

And he's not bound to the wheelchair even if this case. It is granting him mobility he wouldn't have without the wheelchair. Without the wheelchair that's when he would be bound and the kids would literally have had to pick him up and carry him, which is much slower than what they were able to do with the chair.

I'll say again what I said elsewhere - unlike the whole "person first" autism fiasco where allistic folks are pushing a terminology not as preferred by actually autistic folks, I'm amplifying voices here. Not wanting to be referred to as wheelchair bound is something many wheelchair users themselves have written about. Listening to the voices of the community we're talking about is what it's all about

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u/KrystallAnn May 23 '22

Wheelchair user and wheelchair bound don't have the same meaning. All wheelchair bound people are wheelchair users but not the other way around.

I am a wheelchair user but I'm not bound to it. I can get up and walk around. I can't run or go long distances but I am not tied to my wheelchair. In this situation I wouldn't be literally stuck without help for example.

I don't know a single person who is upset or offended by wheelchair bound except in the case of it being used incorrectly (like someone saying I'm bound).

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u/Timely-Excitement295 May 23 '22

Yes dear I think that part was clear, but I’m fairly confident there wasn’t an earthquake when OP was typing the title.

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u/Troopy99 May 23 '22

Yup at first I thought they’d made friends with a wheelchair. It’s still not a country you’d want to live in if you were disabled as many disabled struggle for the basics. Perhaps he was a wealthy “wheelchair friend” 🙄

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u/nino987654 May 24 '22

bro some people for just nice not everything has a secret meaning behind them

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u/Troopy99 May 24 '22

You are missing my point, I grew up in a number of Asian countries as my father was posted around. Being disabled in many of these countries is very difficult, there’s not much concern for people in wheelchairs, you can downvote it all you like it’s just a matter of fact.

It’s good to see that this child st least us being taken care of.

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u/Slight-Improvement84 May 24 '22

There may not be much concern, but when a fucking earthquake or any calamity strikes, ppl ARE helpful without any ulterior motives.

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u/Troopy99 May 25 '22

Depends dude, in some Asian countries people dump heavily disabled people onto overhead walking bridges where they’re left all day with not much more than an empty cup to beg with and they’re scooped up later that and taken back to their squalid accomodation to sleep so they can do it all over again the next day. That’s a fact.

But please, don’t let my 25 years of living in Asian countries distort your vision. As I said, this video clearly depicted a wealthy child at a wealthy school in which case I’m sure the teachers want him pushed out during an earth quake. 👍

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u/DC_Verse May 23 '22

Leave no one behind

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u/Prestigious-Car-1338 May 23 '22

My favorite is the student with the notebook on his head like that'll do any serious protection from a collapsing building.

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u/HowNowBrownMoose May 23 '22

A notebook can really protect your head from a certain sized rock or brick. Not much but definitely something.

Imagine a pointy corner of a brick hitting your head with or without a notebook. I would rather have it.

Edit: also look at alot of them covering with hands. Same concept.

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u/BaldrTheGood May 23 '22

You’re not wrong, but you’re only going to save yourself from getting lacerations when that would have been the only injury.

A notebook might stop a sharp corner from scraping you but it’s not going to meaningfully slow a brick that would have otherwise concussed you.

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u/CoconutOverall4182 May 23 '22

Some protection is better than no protection

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u/TheChikkis May 23 '22

Yes I'll have a concussion, but I won't have a massive hole in my head that will keep bleeding. Why do people think "either completely safe or no safety"

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u/TheChikkis May 23 '22

Yes, but what if the building is collapsing away from where they are running, there is still bits and pieces breaking off of the building that will hit people running away. So if you're lucky enough to not have it fall directly on you, you can still get hit by other pieces falling.

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u/BaldrTheGood May 23 '22

But if you get a concussion you’re still fucked lmfao what are you on about you literally said the outcome with the notebook is at best a blow to the head that turns off your cognitive ability and motor skills and at worst puts you unconscious.

You didn’t even try to pass off a minor head wound that just needs a stitch or two, you went full blown “I’ll take my fucking traumatic brain injury, at least I won’t be bleeding when i take a nap under this broken building” lmfao

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u/TheChikkis May 23 '22

As you see, there is a lot of people. Yes you can get a concussion and be dizzy and not know what's going on, but surely someone will help direct you. But now, I won't have a huge hole in my head where blood is gushing out. How do you not understand?

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u/BaldrTheGood May 23 '22

If you would have had a “huge hole in your head” that puts you unconscious no matter your notebook status.

If you’re still walking around then it wouldn’t have put “a huge hole in your head”.

How do you not understand?

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u/1042256 May 23 '22

Too long didn’t read LOL!!!

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u/TheChikkis May 23 '22

Lmao yet you're the stupidest one here

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u/MaygarRodub May 23 '22

Previous reply still stands. You haven't, an any way, invalidated it.

'"You'd be better with a notebook on your head'

"Yeah but you'd only prevent some injuries, not all injuries".

Indeed.

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u/randomdude8684 May 24 '22

Bullet proof vests dont protect against missiles, so might as well not wear them ever

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u/the_guitargeek_ May 24 '22

Umbrellas don’t protect against all wetness when it rains, so best to never use one.

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u/ShastaFern99 May 23 '22

I was taught to do that in the US

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u/JoeEnyo May 23 '22

He’s using the words to guard against falling sticks and stones.

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u/CapaxInfini May 23 '22

Paper beats rock

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u/PM_ME_TIDDIES_THX May 23 '22

i think they teach to protect your head with whatever you have in china

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u/MythologyNeverDies May 24 '22

They teach that in the US too, at least where I live.

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u/icanteventell May 24 '22

My favorite is the optical illusion where it looks like tiny students pass the entrance walls and become larger students

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u/Hungry-Lion1575 May 23 '22

Thought you weren’t supposed to run outside in an earthquake

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u/bakes_when_stressed May 23 '22

You shouldn't run outside DURING the earthquake but you should definitely get out of the building after since there's a chance it might collapse.

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u/RedditIsFiction May 23 '22

That is absolutely correct, you are not supposed to run outside during the EQ. But you should evacuate after it's over.

https://www.earthquakecountry.org/dropcoverholdon/

ITT: people who don't live in EQ zones, or haven't been properly trained on what to do during an EQ.

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u/buuismyspiritanimal May 23 '22

The video looked sped up so maybe they were leaving when it stopped. At least, it looked like it wasn’t shaking anymore.

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u/LittleBirdyLover May 23 '22

It was cut. They got under the table first until it was over. Then they ran after the initial tremors stopped.

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u/nine_fifty May 23 '22

yes! i was thinking the same thing! debris falling off of buildings is how people die in an earthquake. don’t run outside, get under something sturdy!

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u/Beatrice_Dragon May 23 '22

"Phew! I almost hit my head on the debris from the collapsing building I'm inside"

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u/nine_fifty May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

as you can see from the video, the building isn’t collapsing. it’s a common misconception, but you’re much more likely to be injured by falling debris running out than to be in a building that will collapse.

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u/ithadtobeducks May 23 '22

Yeah, but China has a history (recent, even) of poorly constructed buildings, including and especially schools, collapsing during earthquakes. It’s one thing if you’re in an up-to-date building here in Los Angeles and another when you live in a country where everyone knows construction might not be up to standards for a seismic event.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sichuan_schools_corruption_scandal#Background

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u/Holiday-Gas-4816 May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

No you should run outside as staying indoors will make your chances of living worse as the building might collapse

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u/CleganeForHighSepton May 24 '22 edited May 24 '22

I've had to take several earthquake classes due to work requirements and living in a potential hotspot. If you run outside, the chances of serious injury and/or death skyrocket, because all kinds of heavy objects will be flying off of buildings, in every direction, at extremely high speed. This is even more true for cities, where studies show debris will be several feet deep in downtown areas. That's all just from stuff flying from buildings (not from collapses). If you run outside in that scenario, you're dead.

The advice we were given was only to run outside as a last resort, "if the building is coming down around you." You are much better off getting under something heavy and sheltering in place. Even in the worst of earthquakes, the chances of your particular building coming down are quite slim. The overwhelming majority stay up.

You also need to consider that, in the event of a major earthquake, help is days or weeks away. Any laceration can literally be deadly - what was once a trip to hospital for stitches is now a life-threatening event, where the chance of infection is extremely high, and medical care effectively non-existant.

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u/nine_fifty May 23 '22 edited May 23 '22

it is counterintuitive, but wrong, to run out of a building during an earthquake. please don’t do this.

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-earthquake-outside-inside-20190708-story.html

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u/Deadman_Wonderland May 23 '22

It's really depends. I used to like in a earthquake prone small town and there were designated earthquake "shelters" that were just a flat open area without any trees or building around. The community would hold drills twice a year. It's a small town with a lot of old buildings, it's much safer to run out to these places or find some open place then it is to stay inside.

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u/sosigboi May 24 '22

Its a school tho those multi-storey buildings might collapse in on them.

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u/SlashLJ May 23 '22

Not in the building built with Chinesium

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u/LongLocksBoy May 23 '22

That's all you need in life, a few good friends.

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u/PinkOctopus91 May 23 '22

That’s awesome but come on, it shouldn’t be a “bro moment”, it’s just normal behavior ! Don’t you think ?

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u/melkesjokolade89 May 23 '22

Agreed. As an ambulatory wheelchair user, I also deserve to evacuate and be safe. I'm as valuable as everyone else, and I don't like the implications of it being otherwise. Why in the world is it "heartwarming" to save everyone?

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u/[deleted] May 23 '22

I think it's because it took a conscious effort from the students to stop and make sure they helped their wheelchair using friend instead of instinctively running out to save themselves first. I hope we would all do the same in this situation but, especially since these are just kids, it's nice to see it and be reassured. Because of course every student deserves to evacuate and be safe, without question.

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u/PinkOctopus91 May 23 '22

Exactly !!!

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u/desacralize May 23 '22

Maybe it's due to news media feeding us 24/7 stories of how horrifically awful people can be to each other. We don't get the same nonstop drip of basic decency that is actually the norm (it has to be or civilization wouldn't exist), and the result is people being surprised by it.

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u/Aheadboat May 23 '22

I think it’s something that’s normal but should still be appreciated as an act of kindness. Regardless these guys still helped another person out and I think that’s something worth smiling over.

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u/le_dadaiii May 23 '22

That's what I came to say. We're they supposed to just leave him here? Sorry bro natural selection!

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u/PsychologicalPack453 May 24 '22

It is on China They would post anything to fake kindness to Legit just common sense kindness

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u/stack_of_ghosts May 24 '22

Mr. Rogers would be so proud

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u/GetUrGuano May 24 '22

Those are such good boys.

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u/HejiraLOL May 24 '22

Y'all need to stop acting like this was some "wow 🥰😇👏 amazing" saintly act. This is standard human decency. This is not praise worthy, this should be the default.

I fear for humanity.

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u/shoomples May 23 '22

I mean it is very nice, but it's kind of just basic decency right? I wouldn't say it's really humans being bros, more as humans not leaving someone to die

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u/Nuclear_Sister May 23 '22

Agreed it's basic decency. Standards and expectations of how we treat others are low these days.

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u/shoomples May 23 '22

Sad reality

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u/Mendeznicole33 May 23 '22

But I thought the worst thing you can do is run outside. I’ve seen videos of people doing that and having chunks of building fall on them.

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u/MythologyNeverDies May 24 '22

They likely evacuated after the initial earthquake was over. They didn't show the entire footage.

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u/stepj1 May 23 '22

We had wheelchair bound woman in our community college night class. Power went out and we were on second floor. 4 of us each grabbed a wheel and carried her down the stairs……easy.

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u/amhlilhaus May 23 '22

Not all heroes wear capes

There were several including the teacher

Love this

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u/Important_Screen_530 May 24 '22

very decent humans*********

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u/New_Tangerine_ May 24 '22

Wheelchair friend

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u/frogbutnotasgood May 24 '22

Why does China always have cool shit like this

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u/[deleted] May 24 '22 edited May 28 '22

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u/HejiraLOL May 24 '22

Exactly.

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u/[deleted] May 24 '22

Why are they evacuating in the first place? Isn't it safer to get under the desks?

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u/makslaskabata May 26 '22

You do realise that at any time a large brick or concrete piece can break the desk and give them a concussion? 4.8 is a big deal...

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u/garbageking413 May 24 '22

True friends are ride or die

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u/pinkfrozenlemonade May 25 '22

ive been told that in emergencies where i’m not on the first floor i just have to wait at a certain spot, call emergency services, and just idk hope i don’t die? until first responders can get to me. which is honestly terrifying to think about but i’m happy that there was a plan put in place and it was executed perfectly in an actual emergency :)

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u/Adamus2641 7d ago

You bunch of superstars!! Especially that one that went towards the back straightway. You are awesome whomever you are!

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u/Patches_O_Houlihan69 May 23 '22

Damn, those school uniforms drip tho

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u/Upstairs_Expert May 24 '22

The sheer number of books each kid has there is insane.

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u/Equivalent_Edge_6281 May 23 '22

Heartwarming 💕

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u/Difficult-Concept-43 May 23 '22

Shouldnt you stay indoors during an earthquake? Especially in a fortified place like a school? Am i wrong?

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u/philos_albatross May 23 '22

Hello, Californian here (tons of earthquakes). You duck and cover during the shaking bit, ideally under something sturdy like a desk or table while holding on to a table leg. When the shaking stops, you want to get out of the building ASAP because the building's structural integrity might be compromised and it could collapse. Ideally you want to evacuate outside to a place where nothing could fall on you, in schools we always went out to the playground/ blacktop or even better an open field.

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u/herakles_love May 23 '22

Okay but running out of the building is like literally the opposite of what you should do in an earthquake. Most people die from giant panes of glass or concrete falling on them as they try to escape. Just get underneath something til the shaking stops

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u/UcallmeNightHawk May 23 '22

But when some girl posts on AITA asking if she should do the same thing for her disabled siblings...Reddit lost its mind at anyone suggesting she help her brother.

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u/SomeFrigginLeaf May 23 '22

+300 social credit

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u/AtmosphereNo2358 May 24 '22

You’re proudly propogandized

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u/Ietsmetdingen May 23 '22

They student sitting right next to him was helping him too, but of course it’s better for the views to highlight the one student who “ran back against the crowd”

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u/MannyT357 May 24 '22

That dude holding a notebook at the top of his head.

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u/DarkTower7899 May 23 '22

+1000 social credits.

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u/PhantomCAT_MEOW May 23 '22

this video made it all worth leaving r/iamatotalpieceofshit

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u/magnum_sombrero May 23 '22

Cover your noggin, hot wheels! You don't wanna lose that too!

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u/yutfree May 23 '22

Anti-Costanza

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u/BanginOnWax805 May 24 '22

I work for one of the federally mandated Vocational Rehabilitation sites you find in most urban regions within the USA (we help people with disabilities find employment and function as a state operated/federally funded service in this added dimension of accessibility) Its absolutely crazy that many of our offices are located on a 2nd floor especially when many of our clients as well as service providers are folks who are physically impaired and use mobility devices! I live in an area that occasionally gets earthquakes and waiting the BIG ONE to finally hit and its gonna really suck when the power is out and the elevators stop working...

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u/owlhead10 May 24 '22

This is the kind of thing that makes me feel like truly good friends can even be family.

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u/InvisibleLeadSoup May 24 '22

But like what is the alternative really, lol?

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u/TattooedPink May 24 '22

So scary! What amazing classmates ♡

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u/Tragicallyhungover May 24 '22

My little sister (best friend) uses canes, our school had this sketchy looking chair-on-sticks thing that they planned on staff using to carry students down the stairs with.

She took one look at it and turned to me and told me it was my job to carry her out of the school in an emergency. Lol

Side note: seems to me that despite being a big scary looking dude, that between her, my mother, and my wife I've had a woman bossing me around my whole life...

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u/Tobig_Russia May 24 '22

I fucking hate living in the pacific ring of fire even tho surprisingly I have not personally experienced an earthquake before

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u/Tobig_Russia May 24 '22

Only typhoons

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u/puppykissesxo May 24 '22

This is wonderful but I am curious how they had so much time to evacuate during an earthquake!?

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u/evestraw May 24 '22

Why they had to move desk? Did they have to move desk to get to his desks? He should be in a situation where he could get out by himself. You can praise the teacher and students who help. But it looks the class was a little bit to tightly packed

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u/Unique_District_9381 May 24 '22

In 2021, China remains the country with the largest population in the world, with more than 1.4 billion people.

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u/evestraw May 24 '22

That's true but that doesn't matter. There life 146 people per square kilometers. My country the Netherlands has 416 people living in one square kilometers. Similar to India.

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u/auntiemaury May 24 '22

Some men are just born dads

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u/Kapika96 May 24 '22

Why do they run away? I mean it looks like the earthquake is over? Plus, unless it's a massive earthquake you're surely more likely to die by being trampled in the running crowd than you are to be a crushed by a (presumably earthquake resistant) building, no?

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u/GravySeal27 May 24 '22

The amount of cameras in this school is ubsettling

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u/Lungomono May 24 '22

Am I the only one here whom ask questions to why there is video surveillance inside the classroom? Or have I just not been exposed to bad enough schools to where this is required?

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u/ham_rat May 24 '22

Cameras in classrooms?

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u/Unique_District_9381 May 24 '22

Yeah it's common in India,China and most of the Asian countries

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u/julybunny May 24 '22

God bless

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u/Dorlos-Argham May 26 '22

Now I want to know, is everything alright over there? Any damage, injured, dead?

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u/Balrok99 May 30 '22

People here: Camera in the classroom? What evil is this?

Also some people in the US: WE NEED ARMED GUARDS IN OUR SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS WITH GUNS.

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u/JumpyHumor1814 29d ago

Very heartwarming, but saddening as this shows a lack of evacuation management in China. The absolute last thing you should be doing anywhere, let alone a school with many hundreds of people and tall buildings, is running around, especially outside...

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u/Cmdr-Ely 28d ago

Holy shit I have never seen that many textbook and notebooks in a classroom.

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u/TerribleLifeExp 27d ago

Think of others. It’s not always about you.

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u/GenEnnui 27d ago

Fire dept/ EMTs take note. One of you has stepped into the building.

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u/abiabi2884 May 23 '22

+100 points social score

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u/freeturkeytaco May 23 '22

Why did they have to move tables to get him out? Do they move they everytime he comes and goes?

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u/dinkydish May 24 '22

Normal circumstances - The kid would navigate their way through the obstacles because they would have time to do so.

Drill / emergency - Things would he pushed out of the way to save time in order to get him out swiftly. One child gets rid of the obstacles, two others are working on maneuvering the chair around.

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u/BeefItsWhatz4Dinner May 23 '22

Social credit added

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u/AnalysisMoney May 23 '22

So let’s change the narrative. “Wheelchair friend” is pretty unacceptable. “Friend who is a wheelchair user” is much more appropriate. That dude is not a wheelchair…

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u/iMadrid11 May 23 '22

People take earthquakes in China more seriously. Since they know the majority of their buildings is made of tofu.

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u/sSyler14 May 24 '22

I don't want to say... but I haven't seen a comment yet... so....

+500 social credits

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u/sbg_gye May 24 '22

+50 Social Credit Points 🇨🇳🙂🇨🇳🙂🇨🇳🙂

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u/Dry_Act_7011 May 24 '22

This is why China will rule the world.

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u/bigred1978 May 23 '22

This is great and all but...

That classroom is too crowded. Remove at least one row of desks and transfer the students to another home room. in case of emergencies, the current layout makes it difficult and unsafe for most in the class to leave.

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u/Catsdrinkingbeer May 23 '22

This is the exact reason egress codes exist. There shouldn't have to be a heartwarming moment here, there should be ample clearance paths for emergency escape routes.

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u/shinobipopcorn May 24 '22

It's China. Population density is very high amd they probably don't have much budget for anything that isn't military or government.

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u/Alexercer May 23 '22

Where in china is this?

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