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Gentlemen Drivers Caught Helping Pedestrians Cross the Road (Video)

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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7:45AM PST on Dec 11, 2012

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.

10:57AM PST on Dec 10, 2012

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.

8:01AM PST on Dec 4, 2012

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

1:43AM PST on Dec 4, 2012

We are all pedestrians, at one stage!

11:17PM PST on Dec 3, 2012

Gee it says video not found.

2:54AM PST on Dec 3, 2012

Thanks for the info

2:22AM PST on Dec 3, 2012

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!

1:20AM PST on Dec 3, 2012

How nice!

7:12PM PST on Dec 2, 2012

sweet.

1:06PM PST on Dec 2, 2012

Wow, isn't that great.

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