Growing a human inside your body is no small feat even on a good day, but having to walk and stand around with the extra weight must really take its toll.
Therefore, it’s pretty much common decency to offer your seat to a pregnant woman if you’re able to do so. Unfortunately, not one person at a hospital in China thought to do this when one expectant mother arrived.
A caring husband has gone viral after he turned himself into a ‘human chair’ to allow his pregnant wife to take the weight off her feet.
A video of this sweet gesture went viral on Chinese social media and now it’s all over the internet.
The footage was taken while the pregnant woman and her partner were waiting for a check-up. It was filmed in a hospital in Hegang, a city in the province of Heilongjiang in north-eastern China, and showed the woman using a handrail for support.
A group of onlookers watched from their seats across the corridor but although the woman was visibly struggling not one person offered to give up their chair. Instead, they could be seen playing on their phones and seemingly trying to ignore the couple.
After a few moments the woman’s partner came up with a solution that, while undoubtedly lovely, was still not ideal.
The video showed him sitting down on the floor and leaning forwards so his tired partner could take a seat on his back and take some of the pressure off her legs.
The caring man then went the extra mile to make the woman comfortable by offering her a bottle of water from his position on the floor.
All the while, the people across the corridor watched on without moving. The scene presented very conflicting views on the selflessness of humanity.
We wish there were more men like him in the world.