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Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax – Hero

April 26, 2010

I am often amazed by what people are capable of and sometimes disgusted. This time, I am disgusted. Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax, a 31 year old homeless man, saved a woman who was being mugged. Tale-Yax was stabbed multiple times for his effort and even tried to give chase to the mugger. That’s the good part of the tale, a hero trying to save an innocent person.

Now for the disgusting part. He collapsed and lay on the sidewalk for over an hour before help arrived. During that time, about twenty people walked by without getting help. One guy even took a picture with his cell phone.

Doctor Zero has a great piece on this atrocious display of cowardice and disregard for a fellow human being. As he states, this isn’t about the fact that people love violence, it’s that they don’t love life enough.

Here’s the video:


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