(Minghui.org) At 10 a.m. on October 14, 2022, I heard someone crying near my home. At first, I thought it was a child but then realized it was an adult. 

My house is close to a big lake which is pretty deep in the middle. When I looked out the window, I saw a middle-aged woman. She had short hair and glasses, and was wearing a white cotton-padded jacket. She was weeping as she held a cell phone and started walking into the lake. I thought, “Is she committing suicide?” During the pandemic, several people committed suicide in the lake. A lot of people were gathering to watch.

I suddenly thought of Master Li’s Fa,

“To not do anything in those circumstances would reflect poorly on your character, since a good person would respond. If you don’t even care when someone is getting murdered or there’s a fire, then what would you care about?” (The Ninth Talk, Zhuan Falun)

I knew it was not coincidental for me to see this. I needed to do something, as there was no time to lose. I yelled at the people: “Someone stop her! She can’t go any further! It’s dangerous!” No one moved, so I shouted again, “Call the police!” Eventually, someone made the call. I hurried outside while the woman continued to go deeper.

I rolled up the legs of my trousers and walked into the water. The lake was ice cold in October, and I almost fell because of the slippery stones. The community secretary and more people came on the scene.

The woman stood in the lake and started shouting at me, “Don’t stop me!” I managed to grab her arm and asked her to come back to the shore. She did not move and continued weeping. I then asked her to tell me about her difficulties: “Be strong, don’t commit suicide!” As we were pulling on each other, I began to worry that we might fall from the slippery stones. So I shouted to the crowd again, but no one helped.

I suddenly remembered the nine special words. I told her, “Falun Dafa is good! Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good!” I asked Master to save her while I kept repeating the words. Miraculously, she became rational and stopped crying. She said, “The water is too cold for you. Go back quickly.” I told her that I could not leave her in the lake and tried to drag her towards the shore. This time she let me.

After we got out of the water, the community secretary helped her sit on the steps. The police also arrived and advised her to calm down. My pants were wet, and my legs were red from the freezing water. I then went home only to find that I had dropped my house key on the ground before I’d walked into the water.

I returned to the lake for my key. Many people and the cleaning staff offered to help me look for it. A middle-aged man told the community secretary and the police that I saved the woman. But they did not say anything. 

An elderly lady held my hand and said, “You are so kind! You have accumulated great virtue! Your child will be blessed!” Another neighbor shouted from the fourth floor, “You are so brave! I give you a thumbs-up!”

The bystanders also looked at me with admiration. My neighbors, the community officials, and the police all know that I practice Falun Dafa.