Chen Si

Chen Si is an amazing man and an inspiration for us all:

Since 19 December 2003, Chen Si has spent every weekend on the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, a notorious spot from which to commit suicide. Chen patrols the bridge on foot and on his motorbike, looking for people who might be contemplating suicide. To Chen, these are people “who look depressed, those whose psychological pressure is great” and whose “way of walking is very passive with no spirit, or no direction.” He then approaches them and tries to talk to them; sometimes they are already over the railing, and he has to grab them and pull them back over.

We could all learn from the selflessness and love of Chen Si 🙂