A 2-year-old girl in China gets hit twice by two trucks. She’s laying in the street in a pool of blood. And at least 18 people walk or bike past her and do nothing.
This poor child.
Never mind the bastards who hit her and ran off. How can that many people literally walk right past her bleeding body — and not even stop to help?
It’s shocking, it’s disturbing, and it makes me wonder WTF is wrong with us.
WARNING: This surveillance video contains graphic images
The toddler, named Yueyue or Wang Yue, had wandered outsider her family’s shop in the Chinese city of Foshan. People walk, bike and drive by. Finally, a 58-year-old female trash collect stops, lifts up the girl and asks people if anyone knew who she is.
She’s in critical condition with massive head injuries. She may die.
I was literally weeping at my desk this morning, completely disgusted by the lack of empathy and compassion shown by these neglectful passers-by.
Who does that? Who walks past a dying child?
It’s stories like these that make me wonder what our world has become.
I know these things happen all the time — and they’ve been happening long before we could blame technology or social media or the Millennial Generation.
But technology and social media have made the public display of these horrific, inhumane acts visible to the world. And the world is responding.
We’re disgusted, we’re pissed off, we’re sounding off in blogs and around water coolers.
We can’t stand for this.
So what do we do?
We do better.
We vow never to walk past someone in need. We promise to help our neighbors. We live by the philosophy that a simple gesture of help is a gift of hope.
And we never condone this kind of behavior. Ever.