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Watch This Airport Security Guard's Incredible Diving Catch to Save a Falling Baby

This is how you get superhero status.

Grzegorz Paczek, a security guard at Poland's Katowice airport, saved a child from what could have been a very serious injury by making a last-second diving catch. You'll have to watch the video to believe how intense this baby-catch really was.

While the father was busy collecting his items after going through security, the baby was propped on the edge of the conveyer belt. Suddenly he started teetering, and then he fell. But Paczek appeared out of nowhere and made an incredible catch to save the baby before he hit the ground. Clearly, he is some sort of super human living amongst us mere mortals.

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"I noticed the child was sitting on the table and he looked a bit off balance and then he began to fall forward," Paczek told The Telegraph. "I was standing four to five meters away and I realized I had no chance of stopping his fall, so I just threw myself along the ground with my arms outstretched."

He recalls, "It was an instinctive reaction."

And like most heroes, he refused to think of himself as extraordinary, even though he potentially saved that child's life. "I don't feel I've done anything heroic," he said. "I'm just glad the child wasn't hurt. He started to cry when I caught him but his mother soon calmed him down."

Check out this GIF, to see how far away Paczek was before his diving save.

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For all those headed through airports this holiday season, try not to leave your infant balancing on the edge of a table. We doubt there are enough Paczeks in the world to save them all.

(H/T Reddit)

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