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Japanese father thanks Taiwanese man for assisting son before death

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However, his previous experience at a fire department made him turn around and offer assistance to Hiroyuki.

"Turn around"? So he rode past a seriously injured person lying on the ground until he remembered that he had first-aid experience? Weird.

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Pretty cool story in my opinion.

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Turn around"? So he rode past a seriously injured person lying on the ground until he remembered that he had first-aid experience? Weird.

More like something is seriously missing in the translation!

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""In retrospect, I should have helped as soon as I saw him."

This, plus the "turn around" is an implicit admission that he simply went past the victim when he first saw him on the floor. Only God knows how many miles or hours passed before the "turn around".

Good on him for having returned, but no sugar coating please.

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Come on folks, what matters is that the father was grateful for this stranger's actions.

At least he did SOMEthing. I can name dozens of incidents where strangers ignored and refused to assist people that were hit by cars, were assaulted and left on the streets, etc., right in public during daylight.

Taiwan and Japan, friends forever.

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It was sad that he passed away but at least Huang did what he could. Despite the result it would be good if this could result in more people taking up first aid courses considering what Hiroyuki’s father mentioned.

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Maybe the father actually went back to ask why a guy with Fire Department experience had to "turn around" and didn't help right away.

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Stop judging before knowing what was meant by "turned around."

A year ago, I was driving on my usual shortcut road towards tge highway. As I drove, I saw a woman sitting on the side of the road. As I took a second look passing by her, I noticed her legs were bleeding. So I turned around to try and assist her. She said she was fine and had just fallen off her bicycle. So I gave her a towel that I had in my car and she got back on her bike and left.

"Turning around" doesn't mean going a long distance to do so. Sometimes things don't instantly register.

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Nice to know that there's decent people in Japan and Taiwan.

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Being critical about someone's action without additional information what that person exactly did or didn't do is pretty weird.

Many, if not most, people in the West would just stare and set their phones in video mode :)

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Being critical about someone's action without additional information.... 

There's enough information to determine generally what happened. Like this:

"In retrospect, I should have helped as soon as I saw him."

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What's the point reacting on his behaviour anyway as he at least did something?

Do I sense some superiority complex here? Based on what really? :)

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