Students help classmate in wheelchair during China earthquake, Internet reacts

The earthquake had hit Shimian County in China on May 20.

A video is going viral on the internet showing students in a Chinese classroom helping their specially trained classmate to evacuate the room during an earthquake.

The clip was shared by former Norwegian diplomat Eric Solheim with the caption: “Solidarity! On May 20, in the 4.8 magnitude Sichuan earthquake high school, the teachers and classmates did not forget about him in a wheelchair.”

The 31-second clip has over 30,000 views and initially shows several students running out of a classroom during the earthquake. After the opening moments, a student walks to the back row where a student in a wheelchair is sitting, and can be seen helping the student out of the classroom along with a teacher and other students.

The earthquake had hit Shimian County in China on May 20. According to reports, it was a 4.8 magnitude earthquake and the video was recorded by a CCTV camera present in the classroom.

Social media users were quick to point out the quick thinking of the students and the great example of a gesture of humanity towards the classmate.

User @0AshishB006 responded to the video and said: “There is a difference between classmates and FRIENDS. They are friends.”

Another user @sabharim noted the preparation of the students saying: “Wonderful. They seem to have practiced this many times! Great example! Preparation drills are very important. In school plans/drills organized by @geosafety and @GeoHazIndia, two fellow students are assigned to each of those with mobility issues.”

No casualties were reported after the earthquake.

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