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Man Saves Elderly Woman Who Dialed Wrong Number

| by Zara Zhi
Dang Vuong, BMW car salesman who saved an elderly womanDang Vuong, BMW car salesman who saved an elderly woman

A U.K. car salesman is being hailed a hero after he assisted an elderly lady who dialed the wrong number.

Dang Vuong, 34, was contacted by a woman who meant to call her granddaughter when she fell while running a bath. Instead of her granddaughter, she got Dang Vuong, reports Newcastle Chronicle.

Vuong didn’t know who the strange woman was, but he knew he had to help her, according to KTLA.

“She called our landline and got through to our receptionist, who asked me what to do,” Vuong said. “At first I thought she was just across the road, it turned out she was about two miles away. I drove over there while our receptionist kept her talking on the phone.”

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When the car salesman showed up at her address, he found the elderly woman crumpled in her bathroom.

“When I arrived, she was in shock more than anything, there was blood on her face and the bath was overflowing,” Vuong said.

“I told her who I was and then scooped her up and put her on the sofa and covered her with a blanket and waited until her caretakers and family came.”

The family says they’re grateful for Vuong’s quick response because nobody was going to be home for several hours.

Vuong works as a car salesman at Stratstone BMW in Silverlink, Wallsend. Now, online users are praising Vuong’s quick thinking and selflessness.

Writing on Newcastle Chronicle’s Facebook page, one user said: “Pride of Britain award for this guy.” A slew of other comments also came in.

Dang, you are a true hero. Such a lovely story to read. I really could go on and on. I agree with above, Pride of Britain you certainly are. Enjoy all this recognition you deserve it.

Well done Dang. When I come to buy a BMW I will be asking for you, but looks like he’s going to be a busy man over the next few weeks with the amount of people wanting to buy a car off him. Top man.

Good lad - what a wonderful thing to do you should be proud of what you’ve done. I’m sure your family all will be immensely proud of you.

You should be proud of yourself for helping this lady. The world could do with more people like you, it would be a much nicer place.

Well done Dang. I’m sure you are very modest about it but, you really did a heroic thing and you stand out as an example to others.

Sources: KTLA, Newcastle Chronicle / Photo credit: Newcastle Chronicle

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