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This Photo Of Commuters Pushing A Train Car To Save A Woman Will Restore Your Faith In People

Good job, humans.

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Heroic commuters pushed a 32-ton train car to save a woman trapped between the train and the platform in Tokyo.

Norihiro Shigeta / AP

A woman in her 30s slipped and fell into the 20-centimeter gap between the train and the platform during Monday's rush hour in Saitama near Tokyo.

After a public announcement about the trapped woman, around 40 passengers helped the railway staff push the 32-ton train car to rescue her. The amazing act was captured by a local news photographer.

The woman was pulled out uninjured to collective cheers, and eight minutes later the train took off.

Hurrah for humanity!

Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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