Security camera footage from the Metro, the public light rail service in Paris, shows a crime and an act of kindness in rapid succession.
One man, who is very intoxicated, has passed out while waiting for a train to arrive. A pickpocket robs him, then wanders off. The victim, apparently unaware of what's happened to him, stands up and staggers forward, falling onto the train tracks.
The train stops to drop off and pick up passengers. The train hasn't hit the fallen man yet, but it will run right over him as soon as it starts up again. So the pickpocket alerts passersby and together they haul the victim safely off the tracks.
Why did he do it? Police officer Emmanuelle Oster told The Local that people are a mix of good and evil:
"Inside every thief there’s a human being, and in every innocent bystander there could be a bastard.”
-via Lost at E Minor