Someone Falls Down on the Sidewalk: What Do You Do?

"Excuse me, could you please call an ambulance?" she repeated as person after person passed by. Shockingly, 26 people walked by, ignoring her simple plea for help. Hamilton even took the beer can out of our actor's hand and threw it away, perhaps hoping this would convince others to step in.

Finally, Hamilton's courageous example helped turn the tide. As she stayed by our actor's side, one woman heard her and stopped to call for an ambulance. A few moments later, another man, Bill Donzeiser, joined in, sliding a piece of cardboard under Mick's head to make him more comfortable.

'You Should Help People in Need'

"I was kind of surprised when I came walking along. Nobody seemed to be caring," Donzeiser said. "There are a lot of people that need help, and there are a lot of us that are fortunate enough to be able to help. And I always think you should help people in need."

We asked Hamilton why she stopped and stayed by the man for so long.

"I'm disabled. If I was out in the street drunk like that I'd want someone to help me," she said.

When we asked her how she felt as she watched people walk right by, her response was simple.

"I cried," she said. "I cried."

And then this quiet and unassuming woman, our hero of the day, slowly hobbled away down the street, inviting us all to consider what we ourselves would do.

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