Marvel film director praises truck driver who saved Hanoi toddler

By Dang Khoa   March 4, 2021 | 08:45 pm PT
Marvel film director praises truck driver who saved Hanoi toddler
Director James Gunn attends a premiere of the film "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" in London April 24, 2017. Photo by Reuters/Hannah McKay.
Hollywood director James Gunn hailed Nguyen Ngoc Manh's heroic act and called him a hero truck driver in a Twitter post this week.

The video of Manh catching a three-year-old girl who fell from a 12th floor balcony in Hanoi recently grabbed the attention not only of international news outlets like The Huffington Post and The Guardian, but also the Marvel Studios director.

Gunn, who directed two Marvel blockbusters, Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, posted the video of the incident on Twitter on Wednesday, calling it "amazing" and calling Manh a "hero truck driver."

The video has been watched over 500,000 times and his tweet has garnered almost 9,000 likes and nearly 1,500 retweets.

Many people expressed their shock and heaped praise on Manh in the comments section.

"Awesome! Glad the baby is okay, and kudos to this hero,..." @marcusnsmith wrote.

@XcabbyX said, "...Can we get a cameo from him in one of your movies?"

Gunn is set to direct the third installment of the franchise, which is scheduled for release in 2023.

Doctors said the toddler dislocated her hip after the incident, but suffered no other injuries. The baby has been discharged from the hospital Friday morning.

Manh had bruised muscles in his arm.

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