Anyone who has ever come across a tense scene like someone threatening to jump off a bridge, knows that it’s truly a heart-pounding situation. It’s worth mentioning that while the adage of ‘suicide is a permanent and poor answer to a temporary and passing problem’ may be correct, in the heat of the moment, communicating that to a poor soul in distress can be very, very hard.

Thankfully, this happens to be a great story of a police officer who was able to do such a thing; talking a man down from his perilous perch, and being rewarded with a hug soon after. This is a powerful video for showing both at times all someone needs is to be reached out to, and in turn, always let those who feel alone know your within reach for a hug if they are ever feeling low.