A pedestrian in the middle of a very busy four-way intersection is never a wise idea... apparently unless you are a 21-year-old Canadian named Artur. For reasons only described as "broken red light," the young man, wearing nothing more visible than a light blue top, recently stood his ground and braved cars, trucks and buses as he guided everyone safely through a Toronto intersection.

The most surprising part of the video isn't that Artur emerged unscathed (we really didn't expect him to get run over, as there is a small traffic-free area in the middle of every intersection, assuming drivers are paying attention), but rather the amount of authority he is able to project over motorists while keeping the flow of traffic and pedestrians moving safely. We don't know what he does for a living, but there is a job with a reflective vest and a whistle waiting for him if he wants a change of career. In fact, the Good Samaritan won't even have to wait that long for the special vest – a concerned truck driver stops in the middle of the intersection to give him one.

Where were the authorities during all this? You'll have to watch the viral video below and find out.


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      methos1999
      • 1 Year Ago
      haven't been this mesmerized by somebody directing traffic since the 'dancing traffic cop' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjszuw5HgxE
      Bobby_Sards
      • 1 Year Ago
      this is right by where I live! wish i caught this guy
      Electrium
      • 1 Year Ago
      Notice how concerned he was with keeping traffic flowing and wasted no time picking up the vest and putting it on half way. Then notice how the cop arrives and has a casual conversation with him. He takes his time as he reaches into his trunk all the while ignoring traffic. He could have easily gave the signal to two opposing sides, but, no. You can always find good samaritans and prick cops in every country.
      joe shmoe
      • 1 Year Ago
      India needs more guys like him.
        JimB
        • 1 Year Ago
        @joe shmoe
        India needs more than more Police them need better government ......
      ShutoSteve
      • 1 Year Ago
      I live in Toronto. Why did I miss this?
      1 Evil Brat
      • 1 Year Ago
      Right man for the time. Good going whoever you are.
      bildaws
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like General George Patton at the Pontaubault Bridge, just south of Avranches.
      thatker
      • 1 Year Ago
      wow lets give him a Huge cookie
      Karine
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow! this guy is great! More power to him
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sorry
      Scr
      • 1 Year Ago
      In the States, he would have been arrested or gotten a ticket for doing this...
        Daniel D
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scr
        Probably shot by a angry motorist who happened to have a gun, incase someone attacked the US that day.
      Nick
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's so viral that it was a hit last year and Autoblog republishes it just now because it trended on Reddit in the past 24h. Pretty pathetic.
        Alex Ellsworth
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Nick
        Jeez, the Autoblog staff are just journalists, not omnipotent; what do you want from them? Are they supposed to know about everything in every corner of the net instantly? I'd never seen this video before. If you see something you think is that awesome, why don't you send them a link so they can do their job and report it. There is an art and a craft to good journalism far beyond the instantaneity you seem to demand. Good reporting requires good writing, thought, and wordsmithing. But the masses are impatient nowadays, evidently...
        getoffmylawn
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Nick
        i know! right nick? how dare this free website doesn't meet our high standards! i'm not going to frequent autoblog anymore, that will teach them to stop providing their free service!💰
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