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13 truck drivers came together to create a barricade with their vehicles to prevent a man from jumping off an overpass

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Everyday heroes are all around us, often in the places we least expect them. It might sound cliché, but it’s true.

Early Tuesday morning, 13 truck drivers certainly proved themselves as such when they joined together in a life-saving act of kindness. The drivers used their vehicles to form a barricade in order to prevent a man from jumping off an overpass along I-696 in Michigan.  

A picture of the barricade, which was posted to the Twisted Trucker’s Facebook page, is going viral.

“Teamwork in Detroit,” the caption of the picture said. “Guy over on the bridge in the white was trying to commit suicide, truckers all lined up to try to prevent it.”

Chris Harrison, who claims to have driven the truck on the far left, explained how it all came together in a comment on the post.

“The cops came up and waved 6 or 7 of us through and then stopped us under the bridge,” he wrote. “Same thing on the west bound [sic] side.”

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The barricade was intended to deter the man from attempting to commit suicide, according to the Facebook post.

Harrison said the drivers remained in place from 1 to 3 a.m. until the man was talked down from the overpass. Once he was out of harm’s way, police and highway patrolmen thanked the drivers, shook their hands, and let them go.

This situation truly shows that incredible things can happen when a group of kind strangers comes together.

Chris Harrison didn’t immediately return INSIDER’s request for comment.

If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or has had thoughts of harming themselves or taking their own life, get help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) provides 24/7, free, confidential support for people in distress, as well as best practices for professionals and resources to aid in prevention and crisis situations.

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8 Responses to 13 truck drivers came together to create a barricade with their vehicles to prevent a man from jumping off an overpass

  1. mary in ND says:

    thankful the cops didn’t shoot the guy once he was talked down

  2. Enemy of the State says:

    I heard about this , this morning .. Humanity can be a great thing

    especially when the establishment is working sooooo dam hard to get us to hate each other

  3. Mark Schumacher in LV says:

    Never seen anything like that before.

    • galen says:

      Soon as I saw this headline I thought of you. Could be truck-drivers are unsung heroes.

      🙂

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      • Angel-NYC says:

        “The Unsung Heroes”

        I need to tell you
        I must convey
        The thanks I feel for the people that face everyday

        I know the feeling
        I’ve lived the life
        Waking each morning to fight the daily grind

        And I know it’s hard to go on
        When it seems like your strength is all gone
        But I’m here to say
        Deliver some praise
        To the unsung heroes of each day

        We’re all dependent
        To strive and sustain
        No task too simple
        No danger for those who are brave

        And I know it’s hard to go on
        When it seems like your strength is all gone
        But I’m here to say
        Deliver some praise
        To the unsung heroes of each day

        When tragedy strikes
        We come together like a chain
        We can make all things right
        When we see things the same
        Hearts beat as one
        When we share some love
        I do believe
        It can be done

        We’re really no different
        In some way we all pray
        We search inside ourselves and we all find our faith

        I need to tell you
        I must convey
        The thanks I feel for people in every way

        And I know it’s hard to go on
        When it seems like your strength is all gone
        But I’m here to say
        Deliver some praise
        To the unsung heroes of each day

  4. Jolly Roger says:

    You gotta jump off something much higher than that to kill yourself. This idiot was just setting himself up for more pain and suffering.

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