Gentlemen Drivers Caught Helping Pedestrians Cross the Road (Video)

Written by Stephen Messenger

So often it seems, in this world dominated by automobiles, that otherwise kindhearted folks can transform into hurried, inconsiderate jerks when behind the wheel of a car, looking upon pedestrians as mere second-class citizens getting in their way. But just when you thought that all sense of human decency had been drowned out in the din of traffic, here’s proof that some drivers’ hearts are indeed bigger than the steel frames that enclose them.

In the dash-cam compilation below, we see gentlemenly drivers in Russia going above and beyond to perform the quintessential good deed: helping old folks cross the road. Sure, perhaps it’s not entirely legal to hop out and lend someone a hand like this, but who can argue with the angel on their shoulder?

If you’re wondering how such footage was captured, in response to skyrocketing cases of insurance fraud, dashboard cameras have become the norm in Russia — and although they’re intended to document nefarious behavior, sometimes they actually capture quite the opposite.

This post was originally published by TreeHugger.

 

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58 comments

Klaus Peters
Klaus Peters3 years ago

Something we can learn from, nobody got impatient about the drivers helping the elderly. This can only happen in Russia, I went their twice. They are actually very caring people.

Amber Martingale
Angela Roquemore3 years ago

Leave it to the Russians to be nice to pedestrians, even if it's only because the pedestrians are elderly! American can learn a lot from these particular Russians.

Lisa D.
Lisa D4 years ago

Very heartwarming.. after reading about all the assholes in the world its nice to see some of the good guys doing the good stuff!!

Roger Bachelet
Roger Bachelet4 years ago

We are all pedestrians, at one stage!

Mary L.
Mary L4 years ago

Gee it says video not found.

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola4 years ago

Thanks for the info

Shalvah Landy
Past Member 4 years ago

Very heartwarming! Thank you for posting this!
While every day I hear about another hit-and-run accident, this tilts the scale towards the positive in people!

Robert O.
Robert O4 years ago

How nice!

Deb L.
Deb L.4 years ago

sweet.

Winn Adams
Winn Adams4 years ago

Wow, isn't that great.